Category Archives: Travel

Airports, trips, vacations

The unofficial version of a columnist convention

Back in the day, I attended a convention for writers at least once per year. One of the better ones was held in Philadelphia. I thought I would let you in on my memories with an unofficial version of the … Continue reading

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The Last Time I Saw Motown

I’m going to Detroit, Motor City, Motown. I haven’t been to Detroit in many years, since before all the bad things that happened there with the automobile industry’s decline and urban decay. The city is supposed to be making a … Continue reading

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Juggling Cars

I don’t know how I get myself in such a ridiculous situations, but I guess you could say I have a knack for it. What started out as a normal day, if there is such a thing in my life, … Continue reading

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The Passenger Pickup Lane

Yesterday I went to purgatory — at least I call it purgatory. Most people call it the airport. . It used to be fun to go to the airport and pick someone up and watch the planes come in. But … Continue reading

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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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