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

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

Running trail between Alexandria and Mount Vernon is fantastic

Before I visited Lake Anna and the swamps of north-central Virginia over the Memorial Day weekend in 2018, I visited Old Dominion in March 2017 when it was considerably colder. … Continue reading Running trail between Alexandria and Mount Vernon is fantastic