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.
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?
Just a few days into our trip, we had already made it to Tennessee. But then our itinerary took us east – and then east again. First, we made our way out of the Smokies to the town of Asheville, NC. I don’t know what Asheville is really known for, but my personal impression was … More Asheville to Nashville to Oklahomashville
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
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
Through the magic of television, we were recently two places at once. Just before we left home, I got an email from a local TV station asking us if we would like to come on their morning show and talk a little about Vascular Ehlers-Danlos, our upcoming trip and, presumably, how we intend to maintain … More A Big Van Enters The Low Country
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!
Before we had kids, before I had gray hair and before Monica stopped telling me how much our hotel rooms cost, we visited New York City a couple of times a year. Lest that sound bougie, it was the only place we visited frequently (perhaps that’s morebougie). We’d cash in our credit card rewards for … More This time we board a plane… for New York City
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!
The other day Monica asked me, “Do you plan to use packing cubes while we’re on our trip?” This was not really a question. This was a subtle suggestion. When she asked, she was standing in the luggage aisle at Target where packing cubes were on sale. Monica loves packing for a trip almost as much … More A summer wardrobe that fits in a shoe box