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Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Ornaments

A Post-Script on Ornaments If you saw CBS Sunday Morning, you saw some of the ornaments I posted last week. (Click on ornaments for the link) So, Nancy Reagan had the idea to sell the White House ornaments to fund the White House Christmas tree. Now that’s...
Schooner Zodiac: Books A’ Sail

Schooner Zodiac: Books A’ Sail

If you’re a book lover intrigued by sailing or a sailor intrigued by books, check out Books A’ Sail. Each September, Schooner Zodiac and Village Books team up for a three-day adventure, which casts off from Fairhaven in Bellingham, Washington and sails through the San...
I MISS ABE

I MISS ABE

Two weeks ago our current president talked about what it means to “be presidential” and compared himself to the “late, great Abraham Lincoln.” “Hmm,” I said to myself. “Gotta check this out.” So, here I am on the Lincoln Heritage Trail, where...
The Surprising Southeast, Part I

The Surprising Southeast, Part I

Haven’t been to the Southeast for twenty-five years. This April/May it was time to go back. When you think about the Southeast your mind conjures up beautiful beaches: Ft. Lauderdale, Daytona, “Where the Boys Are.” You’ve been there. I’ll get to the beaches in Part...
Nonrefundable? Not Necessarily

Nonrefundable? Not Necessarily

If you have an issue getting a travel refund, where everyone is saying,”No!” turn to your credit card company. You Try to Do the Right Thing, But Sometimes … Regular readers of this blog know that my husband and I spent 2016 on a noble quest: to...