Carry Me Away…Far, Far Away

Magic at Home.  In My Own Backyard. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  An Uplifting Event. 🙂   October 6 – 14, 2018. When Albuquerque is at its Loveliest. Cold Mornings.  No Wind.  The Day Warms with the Sun. The Bluest Blue Skies. Please Join Me.  Hold On Tight! The Fiesta Begins Early, Early Morning.  Way […]

Quintessential Old Florida…Stop the Car!

With the Overwhelming Rise of American Super Highways… the Ticky Tackiness of Summer Vacation Road Trips are Relegated to Nostalgic Memories.     Why Take the Slow-Down-Through-Every-Little-Town Route, When You Can Speed Up a Super Highway Like I-75 to Get Where You Need to Be?     Because You Would Miss a Treasured Spot Like […]

The Magical Tip for Effortless Travel(!)

Simple.  Two Words. START EARLY. We are a Family of 4.  With School-Age Kids.  Full-Time Working Parents. Travel for Us is When Everyone is Free to Travel. So to Beat the Crowds and Get the Most of the Vacation Time…. YES, START EARLY. 4:30AM Early.  On the Airport Parking Bus to the Airport. 6AM.  Flight […]

A Walled City to Stay

Forging Forward. All of the Scary Hospital Stuff will be Behind Us. Of this I Pray. And We Will have France in June.  🙂 A Family of 4 in France. VRBO makes it Easy to Find a Place to Stay. This will be our First Trip to France. Looking for Adventure in the Cities and […]

Paris by Way of Reykjavik

We Did It! We’re Really Going. To Paris!  Waiting not so patiently for June. We did our own Travel Arrangements.  Together.  One Evening. One LONG Evening. Laptops.  Phones.  Maps.  Notebooks. To Get the Best Price on Airfare. Air Travel is Very Expensive when You Live Off a Main Thorofare.  Like We Do. Here’s our Starting Point…Albuquerque […]

A Castle in France on the Radar

2017 is the Year. The Year of France for Us. With Some High School French and Spanish Under Our Belts.  We are Up for the Adventure. For Only One Week.  Sadly.  But in June. Paris.  The City of Lights.  First.   No Particulars Yet. But I did Find This VRBO Studio Apartment.  Sleeps 5.  Reasonable Price. […]

Thomas Edison and Henry Ford and Florida, Oh My

The Next Time You venture to Ft. Myers, Florida, there are two fabulous homes You Must Visit. The Winter Estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Neighbors with Star Power. Yes.  Those Guys.  Powerhouse Innovative Inventors of the 20th Century. Electricity and Cars.  Where would the 21st Century be without them? I appreciate all that… But it’s […]

A Flicker Flash of Christmas

Dear Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Your Score for The Nutcracker is Brilliant.  Our family has enjoyed it so much.   I hear certain pieces and I begin to cry.  I know all the flourishes and beats and marks.  I have watched how hard my daughters work to achieve the moves that bring your music to life.  It […]

Airport Santa Bound

HoHoHo. Airports for Christmas. Following the Sun. Swimming on Christmas. Shells and Shark Teeth.  Pink Sand and Turquoise Water. Mermaid Tails. Christmas in Florida. That’s the Plan. But First We Need to Get There. All Day Travel.  Two Planes.  Three Airports. But We Will Be Together.  Making Memories. And Christmas Dinner after All-Day Travel? Here’s […]

Traveling for Christmas…A Bus Adventure!

The Idea Sounded Great in July. Let’s Go to Florida for Christmas! Let’s have a Real Christmas Vacation.  On the Beach. Switch Out Boots for Flip Flops.  Yes! And Then Around August Came the Question… But Will Santa Find Us in Florida??? My Answer Was Quick and Flippant…Of Course! Santa Flies All Over the World.  […]