From Tuesday evening into early Wednesday morning, I journeyed by train from Richmond, Virginia to Jacksonville, Florida. This was my first experience on Amtrak and it was a good one. I was in coach class and I was pleased to see the ample room each passenger is given. And, the attendants were very helpful and … More Journey by train.
Our overnight stay in Brinkley, Arkansas was less than comfortable. The hotel we chose had outdoor room access; and, it was under renovations. For some reason, the mosquitoes were invasive, so that every time we opened the door, ten mosquitoes flew in. And, when we first entered the room, it was sweltering hot and sticky. … More Road Trip: The last 48 hours.
On Sunday, July 17 around 10 a.m. Rick and I explored Roswell’s International U.F.O. Museum & Research Center after we checked out of Motel 6. By the way, many of the motels and hotels in Roswell have extraterrestrial “mascots” at their entrance. A bit tawdry and laughable, yet endearing at the same time. We are … More U.F.O.S Exposed
Bittersweet emotions filled our hearts as we left Taos, New Mexico. My husband Rick and I had truly grown to love Taos during our brief stay at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House for the retreat that Jill Badonsky conducted. The experience enhanced our sense of wonder, our imaginations, our creative spirits, and I know we … More Road Trip: Headed to Roswell, N.M.
Excited to meet Andy Dooley, Rick and I sprung out of bed with joie de vivre. We quickly gathered our belongings and checked out of that Comfort Inn of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, which did, incidentally, compensate us for not servicing our room the day before. We planned to meet Andy at The Huckleberry in Louisville, … More Road Trip (day 5) Meeting Andy Dooley
After a good night’s rest Sunday night, Monday morning we woke up around 8:00 a.m. and enjoyed the complimentary breakfast at the Comfort Inn in Wheat Ridge, Colorado (West Denver) and enjoyed some time in their indoor pool before leaving to get together with a long time school mate, Christine, who now lives in Colorado … More Road Trip (day 4): Expectations and the Unexpected
Excited to get on the road again, Rick and I were up by 6:45 a.m. We both decided to shower in the morning, which took a bit longer than I had anticipated; but, really, what is the rush, this is our vacation. We repacked my silver Ford Explorer, so that we had easy access to … More Road Trip Days 2 & 3: Chasing Time Zones
After weeks of planning and preparation, I had found that I still had many last minute things to do and pack the night before our 2-week driving adventure to Taos, New Mexico for Jill Badonsky’s Camp Creative Thunder retreat from my hometown on the east coast of Virginia. My husband and I had every intention … More Road Trip Day 1: The Adventure Begins