Holiday Spectacular

My husband and I returned last evening from a few days in New York City visiting our third son and his girl friend. While there, we enjoyed seeing some of the iconic holiday sights and events. Central Park. With the temperature near 60 on our first day, we took a really long walk through Central Park. 5th Avenue Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Gardens. Model trains move through displays of New York landmarks that are made out of natural materials like wood bark, pine cones, leaves, etc. It was truly amazing. The Russian Tea Room – a … Continue reading Holiday Spectacular

Rocky Mountain High, Colorado

Retirement has given me more time this summer to take a couple trips, two of them to Colorado. In July, I took a road trip to Denver. The purpose of this trip was to bring several boxes that my eldest son was storing at our house.  While a long drive, it passed quickly thanks to a good book to listen to on Audible.  Besides helping him settle in to his new apartment, we also took a drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.  Photo intense! My second trip to Colorado was to serve as crew for my husband as he participated … Continue reading Rocky Mountain High, Colorado

Storms, Sunshine and Smiles

I recently returned from a trip to Tampa, Florida.  This trip was the annual retreat for a dental study club I belong to. For the second year in a row that my travels to Tampa were impacted by the weather. Last year a snow storm caused a six hour delay in leaving Minnesota.  To make the most of my time, I walked around the airport.  Fun fact – if you walk to every gate of each concourse of Terminal One at MSP airport, it’s 11,266 steps and 4.6 miles. This year, the weather in Minnesota was not a problem.  Unfortunately … Continue reading Storms, Sunshine and Smiles