Category Archives: Travel

Airports, trips, vacations

Backseat Driver

It’s getting harder and harder to back seat drive these days, but I get a lot of practice with life in the fast lane while commuting to work every day. The speed limit on the Interstate is 70 miles an … Continue reading

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Road Trip

We decided to go to St. Louis on a three day weekend for a chance to see my mom and dad. We would drive up on Saturday and back on Monday. It seemed simple enough. It would be me, my … Continue reading

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Hasta la vista Ventura

Several years ago, I was at the National Society of Newspaper Columnists annual conference in Ventura, California. Except for exotic palm trees and flowers, which are irrigated, the West Coast is all dry grass and brown hills. This explains why … Continue reading

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Little Boy Lost

When I the grandkids found out that I had been to Disney World — without them — well, what could I do except try to make it up to them? So that’s how the weekend at Dollywood — with grandchildren … Continue reading

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More about Disney World

Driving in snow was not one of our planned activities, but while driving from Nashville to Orlando in January, it snowed on us in Atlanta. We thought we were going away from winter weather, not into it. The snow seemed … Continue reading

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Winter Vacation at Disney

We were welcomed to Florida by torrential rain, thunder and lightning, tornado warnings and timeshare salesmen. We were warned about the poisonous snakes, but nobody mentioned the deadly bite of the timeshare salesman, common to central Florida. Florida likes tourists … Continue reading

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I Love a Parade

I love a parade! Who doesn’t?  There are homecoming parades, Thanksgiving parades, and parades for the Fourth of July. But the parade I participating in was a jazz band parade in New Orleans. New Orleans is known as the “birthplace … Continue reading

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New Orleans

The party never stops in New Orleans. The people are tourist-friendly and the visitors bureau is jazzed you are there. The French Quarter is a quaint area of town where brightly-colored buildings have wrought iron balconies and flower boxes. The … Continue reading

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The Art of Storytelling

It’s hard to believe that a sleepy little town like Jonesborough could come alive the way it does once a year. But come alive it does with so many people that you can’t imagine where they all come from or … Continue reading

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Storytelling Festival

On one weekend each fall, the National Story Telling Festival is held in the mountains of East Tennessee. It is in a tiny town called Jonesborough, also known as the oldest city in Tennessee. It is a quaint little village … Continue reading

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