Midwest Loop

Posted by Pat on May 1, 2021 in Travel |

Since Covid rudely smacked The World down a size, my travel calendar has never been so bare. But travel is like riding a bicycle – you never forget its nuances. At least, it’s pretty to think so.  Arriving at my local airport, I see changes. Parking lots are empty. Of course, that could be because […]

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Love Road Trips

Posted by Pat on August 30, 2019 in Travel |

August 2019 Love road trips. Even rural areas of Iowa look good when driving free and easy down America’s “super highways.” I recognize a lot of cities and towns; family roots appear around many corners and corn fields. My favorite finds were:


NOLA – Mardi Gras 2019

Posted by Pat on March 18, 2019 in Travel |

28 February – 10 March 2019 It is impossible to accurately describe Mardi Gras unless you have experienced it with a local. Mardi Gras is not what I have seen on TV over the years. Well, it probably looks like that down in the renowned French Quarter among the tourists and drunks, but Mardi Gras […]

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Outer Banks North Carolina

Posted by Pat on June 23, 2016 in Travel |

June 23, 2016 Rockin’ and shudderin’ and blowin’ up a storm. Lightening is flashing across the night sky as a tropical storm sweeps in from the southwest over the low country of the Outer Banks here in North Carolina. Thunder rumbles ominously, continuously. I am in a three-story house built upon stilts, maybe 6×8 stilts, […]

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Charlestown South Carolina

Posted by Pat on June 21, 2016 in Travel |

16-17 June 2016  First impressions and reactions? It is good to arrive into a relatively small city with reliable GPS and big parking spaces. But what I will remember the most is the sweat dripping down my face. Charleston’s sun is brutal, humidity is high and breezes are minimal in this subtropical climate. My niece […]

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Savannah Georgia

Posted by Pat on June 21, 2016 in Travel |

15 June 2016  I thought of Sherman marching to Georgia, the burning of Atlanta, Scarlett fleeing a burning city with Rhett, Kevin Spacey in his garden of good and evil, Forrest Forrest Gump. I’ve been in Savannah for 36 hours and now think of Spanish moss, subtropical thunderstorms, 1980s music, beer, oysters and pralines. Life […]

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St. Petersburg FL

Posted by Pat on June 11, 2016 in Travel |

9 June 2016 June. Heat. Tropical Storms. Potential hurricanes. High humidity. What was I thinking? I’m a desert sort of girl and though I have lived for years with our west coast fog and its humidity, the 65° temps of home make a huge difference in my comfort zone. However, I picked up my flash […]

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