Cabin in the Woods

Years ago, 42, in fact, a cabin in the woods was built nine miles south of Berkeley Springs, WV. All these years laters, it is still in the Boyle family. Dan and his former wife, Elaine, built it as their weekend “get-away” to enjoy with their young daughters. The grown …

Padre Island, Texas

This blog started out as a travel blog with reports from our travels. Our travels slowed down when we moved to Charlestown in 2012. It seems harder to get away for trips with my committee commitments. But a trip to Padre Island, the barrier island near Corpus Christi took care …

A View from the Monastery

I always enjoy visits with my youngest sister. I like to say my sister, the sister. She is indeed a Discalced Carmelite (OCD) nun in a monastery in Pittsford, NY, just two blocks from Rochester, NY. We use the iPad to show her the family photos. This time I had …

Funerals

I am so glad I was getting things done ahead of time because when Dan got the call from North Dakota about his cousin going off kidney dialysis, he wanted to go visit him before he died. I am the travel planner so I made reservations for ND to leave …

Rollin’ on the River

When I received an email from a travel agency advertising a 2 for 1 sale on the American Queen, it only took me a few days to convince Dan it was the thing to do. So what if it was in February, still winter here in Maryland. My bucket list …

Ireland Again

Dan and I headed to Ireland for the 6th and 5th time respectively. This time we traveled with relatives and their friends for a total of six of us. After our Aer Lingus trip from Chicago to Dublin, we toured the city for two days before meeting up with our …