Category Archives: travel

must love dogs

Dear Westin and Marriot Bonvoy, I think you have a big problem. While the “Element” is a gorgeous hotel in downtown Omaha, conveniently next door to my sister-in-law and her husband, it stinks. Literally. Your carpets are stained from dog … Continue reading

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3049 is the magic number. Yes, we are home in Rhode Island once again as of 3:30 PM Friday. And yes, that is the number of miles we travelled from the lake to here. Oh, my goodness. Thursday, while Banjo … Continue reading

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almost home, day 10 on the road

If I could jump for joy this morning I would, though I would not jump on the elevator. Because, as you can see, many bad things could happen. We are 387 miles from home and our own beds. It is … Continue reading

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looking at lake erie

It is dark. It is raining. I can barely see the white-capped waves on the lake. We drove extra miles north of the interstate last night in order to stay at a Fairfield Inn because we love them. We drove … Continue reading

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heading east, 2022

We’re in a Fairfield Inn in…wait a sec, let me think… I have drawn a blank. Iowa, though. We’re in Iowa and we will be sleeping in Ohio tonight. It’s a four state day. I am in the breakfast room. … Continue reading

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the road is calling and we must go

This lovely Highlander is ready to hit the road and head East. We plan to get an early start this morning and drive the 380 miles to Bozeman. The last time we drove from Idaho to Rhode Island was September, … Continue reading

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long live the queen

Every morning I check a website to see if the Queen of England is still alive. I can’t help myself.  My love of British history makes me do it. I saw her once, in person, and I have the lousy … Continue reading

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looking at the last straw

I am having a hard time this morning.  We are two weeks away from heading to the lake and leaving behind the Winter of Bad Things. But the hits keep coming.  Not medically, thank God, but to our shock our … Continue reading

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goodbye to austin on new year’s eve

I asked Will to take a picture of us at the Austin airport.  It was 4:30 AM and I’m sure you can tell who was the most excited about a pre-sunrise flight.  Banjo Man looks stoic but he’d rather be … Continue reading

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waking up in rhode island

It has taken over a week to get my energy back after a busy (and fabulous) summer, an over-long road trip, a heartwarming family reunion and nine days of Austin condo remodeling. And then there’s my Purple Bed, which has … Continue reading

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