We boldly leave Santa Fe…and only make it an hour down the road.

We left Santa Fe after four nights in the tight confines of a hotel. It bordered on a being a really nice hotel. The rooms were “okay,” the restaurant was really good, the pool area was pleasant. One section of the hotel (not ours) came with a butler! Monica learned that those who accidentally enter … More We boldly leave Santa Fe…and only make it an hour down the road.

We love Santa Fe, but are there cracks forming in the “adobe” of the family road trip?

After our great night in Oklahoma, we finished our three-day marathon drive to Santa Fe. This was a scenic drive that I remembered from a trip I took with some friends when I was a twenty year-old college student. Santa Fe is alone out in the desert. At 13 miles from our downtown hotel, there … More We love Santa Fe, but are there cracks forming in the “adobe” of the family road trip?

They don’t call them the “Great” Smokies for nothing

We spent four nights sleeping in a tent with two kids, in a campground with no showers. Our site had no water spigot – obviously no electricity. No cell service. It rained on the first day and everything was damp the entire time. Our mattress was wet. It was cold at night. And I didn’t … More They don’t call them the “Great” Smokies for nothing

In Charleston: Winning the first battle against the Rebels (children) at Ft. Sumter

Our first true destination of the trip (with apologies to my in-laws) was Charleston, South Carolina. In spite of  having lead tour-buses of silver-haired guests from Key West to Gatlinburg, Monica had never been to Charleston. My best friend Dan used to live in Charleston so I’ve visited a few times. But I confess that … More In Charleston: Winning the first battle against the Rebels (children) at Ft. Sumter

And we’re off!

And we’re off! … To the in-laws. Nothing like planning an epic 10,000 mile family road trip and making your first stop at the in-laws. Kind of like a Mars mission stopping at La Guardia first. But their house is a nice stopping point on the way to Charleston, they have a pool, and we … More And we’re off!

Check it out! We’re featured in Creative Loafing Tampa!

Just a quick post to let you know that we were honored to be approached for a story in Creative Loafing, the Tampa Bay area’s entertainment weekly (where I happen to have a column about writing and whatever else I want to spout about). We were asked to talk about how our approach to life has … More Check it out! We’re featured in Creative Loafing Tampa!