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

American Road Trip (Part I): Father’s Day Melee at Multnomah Falls

Cinnamon coated almonds could be one of the more mischievously decorated nuts. I call them spiced nuts, as cinnamon is one of my favorite spices; although my wife reminds me that the second ingredient in the cinnamon almonds carried by Trader Joe’s is sugar, arguably to encourage the cinnamon to remain affixed to the almond.… Read More American Road Trip (Part I): Father’s Day Melee at Multnomah Falls

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

Another SoCal surprise – the Palm Springs aerial tram

When I talk to people about some of the most incredible places I’ve traveled, I usually talk in terms of natural beauty and diversity, incredible food and friendly people.  Places that come to mind are Morocco and South Africa.  I’m all too quick to discount the place I am living at the moment, which in… Read More Another SoCal surprise – the Palm Springs aerial tram

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