Road Trip: Arches and Canyonlands

Road Trip: Arches and Canyonlands

On Friday, I wrote about being surprised by the strong winds we encountered while visiting Arches and Canyonlands National Parks for the first time. It didn’t ruin the trip because we were so awed by our surroundings, but I thought I’d write a bit more...
Turkeys Don’t Fly, But We Did

Turkeys Don’t Fly, But We Did

My wife and daughter and I traveled to the Washington, DC, area over Thanksgiving weekend to spend time with my brother, Seth, and his family for the first time in more than two years. We spent plenty of time catching up and sharing stories, as well as eating the...
Road Trip: Florida (continued)

Road Trip: Florida (continued)

In his 2020 Netflix special, “End Times Fun,” Marc Maron did a bit about how, after speaking with his mother in Florida, he had concluded that the “lizard portal” was open, and reptiles were pouring into our world. I thought about that every...
Road Trip: Florida

Road Trip: Florida

The last trip Martha and I took before COVID-19 shut down the world was to South Florida. That was in March, 2020, when we flew to Ft. Lauderdale, rented a car, and stayed in a hotel near the water in Pompano Beach. Little did we know then how dark the rest of that...
Pools and Tolls In Florida

Pools and Tolls In Florida

Last week, I wrote about our visit to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Now, here are a few more observations from a week in the Sunshine State… You can’t help but smile when you leave behind a place where it’s 35 degrees and a few hours later get...
Road Trip: Kennedy Space Center

Road Trip: Kennedy Space Center

  Ever since I became fascinated by the space program in my youth, I have wanted to visit the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Last week, that dream became reality when Martha and I spent a full day there. I had no idea the KSC is so huge — two hundred...