American Road Trip (Part II): Coffee in the shadow of the Little Bighorn Battlefield

On some days of this trip our goal is to cover miles, not stop at every point of interest.  We do have to get to our final destination this summer. . . But we couldn’t pass up the National Historic Landmark at the Little Bighorn Battlefield.  Americans are taught about the historic events that took place among… Read More American Road Trip (Part II): Coffee in the shadow of the Little Bighorn Battlefield

Parenting by Fear OR Spargelzeit and baby’s first food – Trier, Germany

Trier, Germany is notable for its well-preserved Roman ruins.  Indeed, some of the buildings I would not even call ruins and are still very intact.  I remember the impressive architecture, but I also remember Trier as the place my daughter got her first taste of “real” food.  No, watery rice cereal doesn’t count as “real”… Read More Parenting by Fear OR Spargelzeit and baby’s first food – Trier, Germany

A statue’s view of San Diego – the best panorama

It’s all laid out before you, from left to right.  The submarine base in Point Loma hundreds of feet below.  The bay surrounded by San Diego villages and suburbs.  From this height, one can see the mountains in the distant east and follow them south into Mexico.  The Coronado Bridge in the foreground, which looks… Read More A statue’s view of San Diego – the best panorama

One Year Anniversary – reblog of a most popular posting

This month marks the one year anniversary of willtravelwithkids.  I’m so glad, after the encouragement of several friends, that I started recording our family adventures.  My most faithful readers are my mom, mother-in-law and several aunts.  Of course, they have a deep personal interest in our family.  But I’m thankful for all my readers, particularly… Read More One Year Anniversary – reblog of a most popular posting

Newport, Rhode Island – Downton Abbey and the Inner Aristocrat

“Newport’s not a jungle.  Not at all.  But it is a little less formal.” – Martha Levinson in Downton Abbey The Downton Abbey cult-like following increases every week.  I am happy to be one of those followers who enjoys superb acting, witty dialogue and engrossing character development, not to mention the historical setting that sheds an… Read More Newport, Rhode Island – Downton Abbey and the Inner Aristocrat

Flinging dead fish and unexpected pleasures at California’s Salton Sea

Palm Springs was on our list.  When we move somewhere new we make a list of five to eight places we want to visit before we move again.  Palm Springs made the cut only because I read a brief article about it in a magazine.  There’s so much more to the region than retro 1950’s… Read More Flinging dead fish and unexpected pleasures at California’s Salton Sea