History, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings, Travel

Lightner Museum in St. Augustine: Through the Looking Glass and into a Wonderland?

Looking to escape the worst of a summer that will not end, we decided to head north; hoping that four hours of drive time would translate into at least twice that much in degree difference. Spoiler alert: It didn’t! Hit with a short-span heat wave that coincided directly with our trip, it was sweltering. Ugh.… Continue reading Lightner Museum in St. Augustine: Through the Looking Glass and into a Wonderland?

My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings, Travel

Ljubljana Street Love

Several years ago, I visited Slovenia and fell in love. Not with a person. (I was with my husband and we were—and still are—in love.) No. I fell in love with the place. Everything about Slovenia is beautiful and magical, from the Skocjanske caves and the many lakes to Ljubljana’s Dragon Bridge, beautiful buildings, and the… Continue reading Ljubljana Street Love

History, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings, Travel

Finally! It’s the Road Trip Epilogue

It’s been over a week since we returned home and I’m finally finding the time and energy to write my last entry for the epic ROAD TRIP. If you missed the first three editions, you can find them here Calling All Boots  and here Two Days Before Dawn and here Alarm Bells I'll wait why you check them out… Continue reading Finally! It’s the Road Trip Epilogue

My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings, Travel

Alarm Bells

Like the last two driving days, this one began with a pre dawn alarm. Coffee. Quick shower. Out the door. COLD! Wind chill in the 20s. Frost on the ground. BRRRRRR. But the early start meant we got to see another spectacular sunrise. This time over the flat vista of Indiana. Still exhausted from our… Continue reading Alarm Bells

History, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings, Travel

Two Days BEFORE Dawn

Can we do it?! The Road Trip Triangle (as mentioned in previous post) had begun! Back to back: 613 miles and then 627 miles We shall see ... Day one began before dawn as we turned onto the highway--just a bit behind schedule-- at 6:08AM! Eleven hours later we arrived in Birmingham after enjoying one… Continue reading Two Days BEFORE Dawn

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings, Travel

Calling All Boots

Today’s prompt from FOWC inspired me (one could say it prompted me) to say a few words about the road trip that begins when my husband and I rise Thursday morning at the beautifully dark hour of 4:30AM and hit the road by 5:30. “Where ya headed?” Glad you asked. We are going north to… Continue reading Calling All Boots

Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings, Travel

Hope is Blue

Daybreak on the Bay ~ Sun Drizzled Colors of Dawn ~ Blue Shimmering Hope ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Usually I’m a words before pictures kinda gal. But these photos (shot by my husband this morning on his morning ride) inspired my haiku today. I am constantly gobsmacked by the beauty around me. I love to travel but I’m… Continue reading Hope is Blue