It’s a Classic

Posted on May 17, 2015

“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 …Read More

Fly away with me-Paris (2)

Posted on January 31, 2015

“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 …Read More

Fly Away With Me-Paris (1)

Posted on January 5, 2015

“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, …Read More

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

Posted on September 8, 2014

“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 …Read More

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

Posted on August 23, 2014

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 …Read More

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

Posted on August 9, 2014

“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 …Read More

Did You Say Go West? (Chp. 2)

Posted on August 1, 2014

“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, …Read More

Did you say go West? (chapter 1)

Posted on July 21, 2014

“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, …Read More

No! Not that button…Pookie!

Posted on June 10, 2014

“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, …Read More

Ready, Set…Let’s Go!

Posted on April 12, 2014

“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 …Read More