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
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!
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?
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
For some time now, I have been thinking about what should be my first road trip after I retire. Just to be clear, I am not talking about a road … Continue Reading First Road Trip
Unless you’ve seen the movie, Sideways, or read the book by the same name, this blog post title may not make sense to you. But as unlikely as it may … Continue Reading Sideways in Georgia
The last weekend in July/first week in August my wife and I finally took a long overdue vacation. With me still working full time, most of my vacation days each … Continue Reading Finally, a Vacation!
I have always been enamored with glass artwork. I don’t know why; maybe it’s the intense colors or unique shapes they often have. Whenever I am at an art museum … Continue Reading I Love Glass!
Now that my retirement date is less than two months away, I have really been thinking a lot about what it is going to be like to be retired. I … Continue Reading What’s It Really Going to be Like to Retire?
Having been to Amsterdam 29 times over more than a 20 year period, it seemed appropriate to explore beyond the quaint and serene canals of Amsterdam. Typically before I teach … Continue Reading Amsterdam and Beyond
There must be a word to describe someone who has traveled to a city so many times, that they know it almost as well as the town in which they … Continue Reading Amsterdam – Not a Visitor or a Resident
On my springtime trip to the West coast, not only did I get to visit with my daughter, son-in-law and grandson in Seattle, but I also flew down to San … Continue Reading Two Days in San Francisco
On my recent “Granddaddy” trip to Seattle in the spring of 2017, I got a chance to visit a museum I had wanted to explore previously. In August 2013, my … Continue Reading Museum of Flight
Some of the items that I will need to take home when I retire are these 11 framed photos hanging on my office wall. I cannot even begin to fathom … Continue Reading Photos on My Office Wall