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
One of the books that I read last year that did not make my “best of 2017 list” was Strong Medicine by Arthur Hailey. This was actually the second time that … Continue Reading Strong Medicine?
Over the week of 4thof July, my daughter, son-in-law, and two grandsons came to town for a visit. We had all been looking forward to this summer trip, as it … Continue Reading 4th of July – A Bang or A Fizzle?
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
Continued from Spring Weeding… When I started working in this middle bed, in spite of it having quite a “wild look”, it actually turned out to have very few … Continue Reading Spring Weeding Turned Landscaping
One of the advantages of being retired that I have been looking forward to this spring is not only being able to get an earlier start in working in … Continue Reading Spring Weeding
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
Last December, I wrote about the difficulties I had maintaining our pool in 2017. Thankfully that post ended with us turning our pool from this… …to this. And for the … Continue Reading Pool Plight
Earlier this year, I wrote about the many new things I had learned from reading one of my dad’s sermons each day during Lent. (This was the second year in a … Continue Reading Dad’s Last Sermon
Continued from Car Books – First Gear, Second Gear, Third Gear, Fourth Gear, Fifth Gear And I did just that with my very next car book. After finishing Once Upon … Continue Reading Car Books – Overdrive
Continued from Car Books – First Gear, Second Gear, Third Gear, Fourth Gear Last year I inundated you with books about cars that I had read. In all my years … Continue Reading Car Books – Fifth Gear
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?