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
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
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
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?