Archives in Category: Travel

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The Chainsmokers

A week ago today I was in Minneapolis waiting for my son to cross the Twin Cities Marathon finish line. We’d had a wonderful weekend together, and I had mental material for several blogs. One was about the Chainsmokers, an

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Population

We used a GPS on our recent travels, but the truth is I prefer road maps. So we also brought along the 2019 Road Atlas purchased at a truck stop earlier in the year. It’s filled with information GPS doesn’t

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Billboards

If you live in Michigan, which we do, the sight of billboards dotting the highway is a familiar one. Car dealers, health clinics, pet stores, hotels, even the billboard owner tout the merits of this kind of advertising. In fact,

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1000 Islands

We’re settled for 24 hours in Clayton, NY, situated on the southern side of the St. Lawrence Seaway. With limited time to explore, we chose a two-hour boat excursion with our friends, C and R. As we cruised in both

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O Canada

We’re headed East through Canada to upstate New York and my Mother’s side of the family’s annual reunion. It’s been fifteen years since we attended the last one. I suspect time has moved slowly in Lowville, NY, where the reunion

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Holland

Today Earl and I drove to Holland to meet a potentially new investment planner for our modest portfolio.

In case you don’t know, Holland, Michigan, is home to an amazing tulip festival each May. We’ve gone a couple times, and

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Flying High

Tomorrow I’m heading to O’Hare Airport and flying for the third time this year. And each time, I’ve found the online check-in process to be more and more difficult.

You know the routine.  Inside twenty-four hours of your flight you

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I’ve Been Gone

Ten days ago Kevin and I were in Duluth, MN.  Since then we’ve been to more than one bookstore in more than one small town across Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We stayed three days in Petoskey, just south of

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Shame on Me

You know the old adage: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

About four years ago Delta Airlines and I had a disagreement about a refund I strongly believed was mine while the company strongly

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Reflections

It’s been almost ten years since we visited some of the ports on this cruise; with the exception of the rebuilding of Grand Cayman, I was disappointed in what the decade has brought. Back then, the ships docked at local

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