Category: Travel

New Memory

This morning I received a notification — “You have a new memory.” I laugh at those notifications. They seem so silly. New memories — pshaw. Memories are, by their very nature, sort of oldish. This morning, though, I paused to look at my “new”… Continue Reading “New Memory”

Top Fives

Three Top Fives of 2018. Top five books — Les Miserables, The Hate U Give, Imitation of Christ, Conscience, and the whole series of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place. Top five places I visited — Ales Stenar (the sun-ship in Sweden), Troldhaugen (Edvard Grieg’s home in… Continue Reading “Top Fives”

The Lucky One

I was sitting at the train station in Charleston, South Carolina. The evening was a balmy 60-something — balmy in comparison with the 30-something I left behind in New York that morning. The station was clean, well-lit, and sparsely populated. I sat on a… Continue Reading “The Lucky One”

Why Norway — part 2

Lest anyone think we’re independently wealthy and that’s how we travel the world, two things: International travel is not much more expensive than travel within the USA. In fact, I honestly think it could be less, depending on the country. Food and lodging can… Continue Reading “Why Norway — part 2”

Why Norway

The place we used to stay in Myrtle Beach had no phones in the rooms. This was back in the 70s, when phones that fit in your pockets weren’t even a twinkle in a computer chip’s eye. Phones had dials and cords. In those… Continue Reading “Why Norway”

While I Was Away

I can still see the woman’s face as she said the words to me. She started off saying, “It’s such a good thing you’re doing — keeping your father home.” But then she stopped smiling and looked me in the eye, “You can’t do this… Continue Reading “While I Was Away”

France vs. Croatia

Hmm… Which country? My May 2017 trip to France was amazing.  My father had long wanted to visit Normandy, so my husband, my brother, my sister and her husband, and I all made it happen last May. The family time alone made it very… Continue Reading “France vs. Croatia”

Our Trip to France

For years I had heard my father talk about wanting to go to Normandy. I don’t think my mother was particularly interested. She had humored him on his stops at Civil War battlefields on their way to Myrtle Beach. I had been with them… Continue Reading “Our Trip to France”


Our trip to France was sweet. I’m not talking about the food, which, of course, was amazing. My food pictures leave something to be desired — not the food, my pictures. Like this dessert — I don’t remember what it was, but it was delicious.… Continue Reading “Sweet”

A Visit to the New York Public Library (and a Broadway show)

Dear Mary Zaengle, I didn’t know yesterday was going to be such a great day and here’s why — In preparation, I had focused on the tired parts of the day: the getting up before 4 AM and the getting home after 1 AM.… Continue Reading “A Visit to the New York Public Library (and a Broadway show)”