2018 marked my first full year of retirement. Retirement for many people is broken down into three phases: the go-go years, the slow-go years, and the no-go years corresponding to … Continue Reading Travel 2018 – The Go-Go Year!
Earlier this year, I published a couple of blog posts about my trip to Amsterdam—my 30th to this famous city founded in 1275. The occasion, as with all my previous trips, … Continue Reading Amsterdam – A Well Known City
On the start of my fourth day tiling, this was what the countertop looked like. I had finally reached the point where I would be installing a number of uncut … Continue Reading Seattle – A Different Kind of Trip (Part B)
In August my wife and I flew out to Seattle to spend a week helping our daughter with her four-year old and 7-month old boys while our son-in-law was out … Continue Reading Seattle – A Different Kind of Trip (Part A)
The rain I had encountered on the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) continued in Asheville but it wasn’t going to stop me from visiting my favorite place on Earth—Montreat! I can’t … Continue Reading Road Trip – Third Leg!
This was the part of the journey I had been looking forward to ever since we planned the trip. I got up early Wednesday morning and headed north. After driving … Continue Reading Road Trip – Second Leg!
Two of the things that have been on my post-retirement “Want to do” list from last year are take a road trip and drive the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP). At … Continue Reading Road Trip – First Leg!
On one of my recent trips to San Francisco, I had a new travel experience; one I had not had before—being caught in a traffic jam while still on the … Continue Reading Air Travel Nightmares
For our fourth day, our “Downtown Day,” we planned to spend most of it in the downtown area and enjoyed an early morning stroll along shady parks and historic buildings. … Continue Reading BroGo 2018 – Third Round
We designated the second day of BroGo, the “Beer and Garden Day.” When I think of roses, I naturally think of the Rose Bowl and Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. I … Continue Reading BroGo 2018 – Second Round
In July, my brother and I embarked on another one of our BroGo trips—Brothers Going on a trip together. But as it turned out, it was one that almost did … Continue Reading BroGo 2018 – First Round
Anyone who has read the book or seen the movie Sideways should be very familiar with the story portrayed, a sort of extended, multi-day bachelor’s party with broads and booze. Only … Continue Reading Sideways…Sort Of
A couple of weeks ago, my siblings and I got together for our annual Sibling Sabbatical—aka, SibSab—a time when the four of us get together to enjoy each other’s company … Continue Reading SibSab 2018
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)
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