I spend most of my days sitting in my family room with my laptop. I rarely leave my zip code. I go to the library. I deliver food for church. I go to the grocery store. Recently, I thought that I may wake up one morning and decide I want to go to the beach. … More A Short Weekday Road Trip
Prince Philip’s funeral today reminds me of being in London the week of Princess Diana’s funeral. My wife’s aunt was living in London and we had booked a trip over to see her. The weekend before we were scheduled to leave Princess Diana died. We arrived in London in the days leading up to her … More London After Princess Diana’s Death
One of the pre-pandemic perks of my wife’s job was being the US representative at an international conference. Each year she gets to go to a different host country for a meeting on public debt. I have been fortunate to be able to travel with her on all but the first trip. I ranked the … More The Day the Russian Disappeared
I will end my 10 days of travel with a video instead of a photo. Each year at the end of the conference there is a social program. In Zambia, we got to walk with lions and cheetahs. Here I am walking a cheetah.
When we went to Baku last year we flew Turkish Airlines. We connected through Istanbul so we opted for a 24 hour layover on the way home to see the city. I recommend doing this with any layover in an interesting place.
Can’t find the words today, so I will do my travel photo this morning. The last location for my wife’s conference before the pandemic made it virtual. I had no idea what to expect. I ended up being on of my favorite cities we have visited. The people were very friendly, the city is safe … More 10 Days of Travel: Day 8 – Baku, Azerbaijan
I will include a photo from India despite the fact that India tried to kill me. This is Charminar, one of the stops on the official tour with the government group. As we walked through the shopping area we were escorted by police and warned not to stop and shop. We eventually made it through … More 10 Days of Travel: Day 7 – India
We got to go to Zambia for one of my wife’s work trips. Before her conference started they took us on safari. We were almost to the end and had not yet seen any elephants. We were starting to worry that we would miss out on seeing elephants in the wild when we saw this.
This does not seem as exciting as other places I’ve been, but it was just as special. Two years ago today we were in Orlando. It was the first trip in a while to somewhere besides Kentucky where my son was able to be with us. We went back to one of our favorite places. … More 10 Days of Travel: Day 5 – Disneyworld
This one is from our family trip out west. My daughter loved the Daniel James Brown book The Indifferent Stars Above about the Donner Party so this was high on our list of places to go. It was a beautiful area.