It’s a Classic

“The cars we drive say a lot about us.”-Alexandra Paul I want to apologize for the lack of stories for awhile. The explorer in me has roamed around the country in search of the fun and unusual. So here is the first in several interesting happenings along the West Coast and the Pacific Northwest. On May 9th, in Oroville, California, a vintage car show lit up the downtown area. The Oro Dam Cruisers,.. Read More

Fly away with me-Paris (2)

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”-Marcel Proust  During my week of research in Paris, I shot a lot of photographs. I needed to feel and see the people, streets and everyday life of Paris. With my two cameras, a Nikon CoolPix S9500, a gift from my Maui family and my trusty Canon EOS Rebel T3i, everything was at the ready for exploration. With a.. Read More

Fly Away With Me-Paris (1)

“To study in Paris is to be born in Paris.”-Victor Hugo, Les Miserables  One week, and many hours later, I made a huge attempt to remember Paris. A research project that would only last a week, I had to make the most of what I had in front of me. Paris, France is crazy, wonderful, busy, grey, cool and holds a style and groove all its own. Paris is more than the Eiffel.. Read More

Did You Say Go West? (4) Finding the Unusual

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is aware”-Martin Buber   While traveling, there are the wild, strange and the unusual to be found. For me, a unique site that I discovered was The World’s Only Corn Palace, 604 N. Main St. in Mitchell, SD. An estimated 500,000 tourists from all over the United States and beyond, travel to this small area of the state to view the unique corn murals… Read More

Did You Say Go West (Chp. 3) Art & Play

Creative Possibilities

Of all the places I see, large and small, town or city, I never tire of the wonderful and creative ideas people present to the world. “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures”-Henry Ward Beecher  It could be an exceptional business or a quirky idea that someone conceived and proved that it could work. Tinkertopia is that business. Located at 1914 Pacific Ave. Tacoma,.. Read More

Did You Say Go West? (5) From the Heart

Beautiful bubbles

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share”-W. Clement Stone      The day started in gloom. A blanket of grey, dull, overcast that beckons one to stay in and sleep the day away. I avoided the hand that tried to pull me back into the mood of the morning and chose to meet someone who would brighten even the dullest day. Bill Evans is the proprietor of a family owned.. Read More

Did You Say Go West? (Chp. 2)

Classic road signs

“Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly”-Tony Robbins     Departing Kansas at 11:00 in the morning is a late start but some things are unavoidable. As I push through mid-morning traffic on 435 Northbound from Kansas I head towards Omaha, NE.     While rolling through open farmland and cattle ranges, pale, grey skies hang lazily with enough light to remind one that the day is running away from you… Read More

Did you say go West? (chapter 1)

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“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind” There is a time when restlessness determines a new direction in one’s life. For me, it this is a constant. The more I feel boxed in, the further I want to fly. So with the washing away of  winter and smell and sounds of spring, it is time to flee. This time the road calls for me to move westward and not necessarily.. Read More

No! Not that button…Pookie!

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“Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement”-Rita Mae Brown, Alma Mater    It is through a mistake that we learn our greatest lessons. Indeed, I have learned mine. Friends don’t let friends touch their computers.       It’s a harsh thing to say but a necessary one. Almost two weeks ago, I allowed my co-worker, who was visiting at my home, to use my laptop. I will admit that.. Read More

Ready, Set…Let’s Go!

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“Travel teaches toleration”-Benjamin Disraeli I am featuring guest blogger Kendra Thornton for this special story. She contacted me regarding our favorite places to travel. Although we have listed some of our top picks, trust me it wasn’t easy, at least not for me. I could have listed twenty more but I did not want to appear selfish on the page. Hopefully this will give you an idea for the upcoming spring and summer.. Read More

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