Beach therapy bridges the gap after COVID-19 quarantine

This blog post is being written to the sounds of the new Bob Dylan album, “Rough and Rowdy Ways,” which immediately reminds me of my mom who used to call … Continue reading Beach therapy bridges the gap after COVID-19 quarantine

Travelogue: Char 19 in Monroe tough to beat

Summer vacation 2020 couldn’t have come at a better time to be perfectly honest. The pandemic had us stuck at home for three months, and we were ready to hit … Continue reading Travelogue: Char 19 in Monroe tough to beat

Reconnecting With Texas Country

I admit that I love Texas. Always have. My wife and I just got back from a weekend in southeast Texas, complete with a stop in El Campo and then … Continue reading Reconnecting With Texas Country

A weekend at Sequoyah State Park

Sometimes our adventures are jagged and not straight. We had originally planned a stay at an Airbnb on Grand Lake, but it turned out to have a heating issue. After … Continue reading A weekend at Sequoyah State Park

360 View Cloudy Atop CN Tower, But Food Was Delish

Now that the Toronto Raptors have secured the NBA title, I can take a deep breath and document more of our honeymoon to Canada. To say that the Great White … Continue reading 360 View Cloudy Atop CN Tower, But Food Was Delish

Photos from trip to Denver, Coors Field, visit to National Ballpark Museum

This is a blog I wrote months ago about a trip I took last year. Mom died during the summer, so this one got shelved, but not just because of … Continue reading Photos from trip to Denver, Coors Field, visit to National Ballpark Museum

California Thinkin’: my takeaways from a trip to the Golden State

A vacation to end the summer symbolizes the start of autumn, on the calendar if not the thermometer. It won’t start to feel autumnal in Oklahoma until November. To escape … Continue reading California Thinkin’: my takeaways from a trip to the Golden State

Paco’s Tacos might have the best tortillas in America

It’s Labor Day weekend 2018, and for the second straight year, Kristi and I are taking a little vacation. Last year, it was Albuquerque. This year, it’s Southern California. And … Continue reading Paco’s Tacos might have the best tortillas in America

Pittsburgh baseball pilgrimage capped with visits to PNC Park

Of all the places I’ve traveled to in the past decade, no place has surprised me as much as Pittsburgh. I picked the Steel City three years ago as a … Continue reading Pittsburgh baseball pilgrimage capped with visits to PNC Park

Lulu’s is more than enough proof that the (Jimmy & Lucy) Buffett family is genius

I found out tonight that Jimmy Buffett has a sister, and she’s in the money business just like that Son of a Son of a Sailor. We had dinner at … Continue reading Lulu’s is more than enough proof that the (Jimmy & Lucy) Buffett family is genius

Toes in the sand: Life is good in Myrtle Beach

We got to Myrtle Beach super late Wednesday night, post-midnight Thursday morning. We might have arrived sooner if I hadn’t suggested we take a not-so-quick detour to Athens, Georgia. There … Continue reading Toes in the sand: Life is good in Myrtle Beach

Breakfast with full-on Southern charm: Buttermilk Kitchen everything I expected Atlanta to be

Flew in to the ATL Tuesday night with a trip through the Deep South ahead of me. But my first mission was breakfast. A quick Google search landed me on … Continue reading Breakfast with full-on Southern charm: Buttermilk Kitchen everything I expected Atlanta to be