My next stop after the Cheese Museum in Alkmaar was the Beer Museum but unfortunately on my Monday travel day, it did not open until 2:00 PM. So for the … Continue Reading Alone in Amsterdam for the Third Time! (Part 2)
While it is always nice to be in Amsterdam, particularly during tulip season, sadly this is the third year in a row I have been alone in Amsterdam. The occasion … Continue Reading Alone in Amsterdam for the Third Time! (Part 1)
Since I retired at the end of last October, I have been making good progress on completing many of the items I had on my Short-term To Do list. In … Continue Reading Closet of Hidden Treasures?
For my next puzzle, I decided to wok on the one my son and daughter-in-law gave me for Christmas—a view of the bridge I love, in the city I love, … Continue Reading Winter Puzzle Holiday – Three
For my next puzzle, I chose the one my sister gave me for my birthday last year. This one was unique in that it included a stand for the box … Continue Reading Winter Puzzle Holiday – Two
Now that the cold season is almost over, I wanted to share with you the fun I had on my winter puzzle holiday. If you recall from last fall, I … Continue Reading Winter Puzzle Holiday – One
In the middle of March, I got an unexpected chance to visit with my brother for about six hours while we were both in New Jersey for an abbreviated version … Continue Reading Mini BroGo
Last year, I decided to read one of my dad’s sermons each day during Lent. After Easter, I tried keeping that up for a while but found I could not … Continue Reading New Learning from Dad’s Sermons
If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you know that automobiles are often featured. I have previously written on cars and the magic they represent for me. As … Continue Reading Has Her Time Come?
I have always been enamored of the Golden Gate Bridge but it wasn’t until 1998 while on a business/vacation trip with my family that I got to see it … Continue Reading Building Books – Another Great Bridge!
So how’s retirement? This is a question I get asked whenever I encounter someone I have not seen or talked to in a while. I always have to pause and … Continue Reading “So How’s Retirement?” You Ask
I got the idea for this post from reading 50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S by Brent D. Glass. I heard about this book in a … Continue Reading What are Your 50 Greatest American Places?
In January, I got the wonderful opportunity to travel to Seattle to meet my newest grandson, our fourth grandchild. Here I am holding him for the very first time when … Continue Reading Granddaddy Times Four
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know each year I chronicle all the trips I took in the prior calendar year. Usually this is one of … Continue Reading Travel 2017
This week marks five years since I began blogging with my first post having been published on February 9th 2013! It is hard for me to believe that I have … Continue Reading Five Years!
Another great $1.99 BookBub find was Collision Course: The Classic Story of the Collision of the Andrea Doria and the Stockholm by Alvin Moscow. What sold me on this book … Continue Reading Best Books of 2017 – Chapter 5