Category: Travel

September 6, 2019 Lynne 2 comments

Dean Martin said it best! We are finally returning to Italy. It’s been more than two years since we left, and we can’t wait to get there. We got an early start for the drive from Albany, New York to JFK Airport in New York City. in a one-way rental from Hertz. Our rental is…

February 15, 2019 Lynne No comments exist

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” — Jack Kerouac, On the Road Two years ago today, Nick, Bella and I said goodbye to our comfortable life and home. Our empty house was for sale. We had given away, sold or thrown out almost all of our accumulated possessions….

August 14, 2018 Lynne 4 comments

When my kids were growing up, they only had a few computer games.  One of them was “The Oregon Trail”. After the kids went to bed at night, I would spend hours playing that game.  I had lots of images in my head about Oregon, but I was about to be surprised. For my fellow…

August 7, 2018 Lynne 2 comments

I’d be lying if I said we weren’t nervous about crossing the mountains that stood between us and the west coast.  There’s really no avoiding them.  We relied heavily on Google in our decision to take route I-90 from South Dakota, through Wyoming and Montana and into Idaho. We left our campground bright and early,…

July 27, 2018 Lynne 2 comments

Out of the Badlands an into the Black Hills.  It was only about 100 miles to our next campground, but we stopped at the Rapid City Regional Airport to pick up a rental car.  There was just so much to see and a lot of distance to cover, and having a car would be a…

July 15, 2018 Lynne No comments exist

The Badlands.  That’s where the bad guys always tried to hide in the old westerns we watched when we were young.  One look at the landscape and you can see why.  It would be easy to disappear in these hills.  You would have to want to catch someone pretty bad to follow them into The…

July 13, 2018 Lynne No comments exist

St. Louis was not on our list of places to go.  But we were close by, and we figured we might as well stop and see the iconic Arch and eat some St. Louis barbecue.  Besides, Meet Me in St. Louis is one of my favorite all-time movies,  That’s a perfectly sensible reason for taking a…

July 10, 2018 Lynne No comments exist

The next stop on our epic US road trip was Nashville.  I’d been to Nashville about 15 years ago and couldn’t wait to see it again, and share it with Nick!  Boy, has Nashville grown in those 15 years! We arrived a few days after the Country Music Awards ended. The whole city was recovering…

June 25, 2018 Lynne 2 comments

We’ve covered a lot of ground on our epic USA road trip.  So far we’ve been to Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri and Iowa.  Most of our time so far has been spent in urban campgrounds.  While urban campgrounds aren’t the most scenic, they’ve given us easy access to some amazing cities. We stayed in the…

June 8, 2018 Lynne 1 comment

Wow!  Has it been three weeks already?  I guess it’s time for our first post from the road.  It’s always hard to say goodbye to family when we set off on a new adventure.  But we waved goodbye with a promise to be home in August for one of our daughters engagement party.   Nick…