Today’s Theme is Buffalo

Before our South Dakota trip, I had one goal: to see a buffalo up close. Also, to eat buffalo. That part was easy enough: I ended up having buffalo, in one form or another, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner today. Seeing a buffalo? That was a little trickier. It was looking like a bust three-quartersContinue reading “Today’s Theme is Buffalo”

Bloomington Because of Monday

Is planning a vacation seven years in advance overdoing it? I hope not, because I’ve already got my sights set on a future road trip. My destination? Bloomington, Indiana. April 8, 2024. If you’re wondering why Bloomington, it’s because of Monday. Not to sound overly dramatic, but that day turned out to be one ofContinue reading “Bloomington Because of Monday”

Dogs and Pigs

We went to an anti-Trump rally disguised as a rock concert Saturday night. And it was great. Even casual Pink Floyd fans should know that Roger Waters is one of the most political and outspoken musicians in the business. When he performed “Money” and the video screen behind the stage cut to photos of TrumpContinue reading “Dogs and Pigs”

Rubber On Wood

The low growl of a diesel engine rumbles to life and then idles, the steady deep-throated purr of a cat. Footsteps echo across a dock, rubber on wood, followed by the metallic clang of cargo being loaded. The plaintive cry of a gull fills the air. Astoria is waking up. We pull back the blindsContinue reading “Rubber On Wood”

Ohanapecosh, By Gosh!

I have, in the past, lamented over the fact that technology is taking over the world. I’ve mentioned how I wish we could go back in time to those carefree days where a “smartphone” was considered one that had buttons to push rather than a rotary dial, and a “web domain” was simply the homeContinue reading “Ohanapecosh, By Gosh!”

Make it Snap-E!

The camaraderie with friends this past weekend was nice. We caught an amazing sunset Friday night. Enjoyed some great food and tasty beverages. Soaked our cares away in a hot tub. But the best part about our weekend getaway to Ocean Park, Washington? I found Snap-E-Tom in a local grocery store and picked up a fewContinue reading “Make it Snap-E!”