Clearing Customs in Covid

Posted by Pat on September 28, 2021 in Travel |

26 September 2021 Travel is muscle memory. At least it was.  Much has changed because of Covid. I can’t utilize all the little perks of travel that once made the experience faster, easier and more pleasant. However, as I wrote earlier, travel may not be as easy but all the protections and requirements put in place […]

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Living in the Age Of Masks

Posted by Pat on September 15, 2021 in Travel |

15 September 2021 Training through Germany I love the tradition of dining on the sidewalks and in plazas. Weather here is perfect for outside seating. Dining in the fresh air and surrounded by the ongoing activity of local life gives me time to ruminate and people watch. It is always a pleasant, passive pastime. Masks […]

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Just Getting There – Almost Post-Covid

Posted by Pat on September 8, 2021 in Travel |

8 September 2021 I have to admit travel planning is NOT what it used to be. And being a solo traveler, I might be getting too old for this worry. I am used to 50 years of getting on a plane and going wherever and whenever I wanted. I always knew my independent trips were […]

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Posted by Pat on January 28, 2021 in Travel |

If the grand entrance of Covid-19 in the early weeks of 2020 didn’t prove Robert Burns correct, that “the best laid schemes o’mice an’ men” often go awry,” I don’t know what would. Covid would initiate the longest expanse of nontravel I have experienced in decades. Being socially responsible and just NOT wanting to let […]

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No Guarantee One Will Like Travel

Posted by Pat on January 12, 2019 in Travel |

January 12, 2562 BE There is no guarantee that someone will like travel. When I moved to California 50 years ago, I had never been west of Des Moines. I had no idea what to expect other than it was my decision and my new job. So, if it was a bad decision, I could […]

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Over Newfoundland

Posted by Pat on September 7, 2018 in Travel |

4 September 2018 I love travel.  But I often ask myself, as I sit on a plane, in a waiting area, in transit: Do I escape what I have or enjoy what is new? Why do I insist on doing this? I have no real answers. 



Scarecrow Festival in Cambria

Posted by Pat on October 16, 2012 in Travel |

It’s a wonderful time of the year in Cambria. Even though our temperatures are record highs this month, it is still ideal weather for coastal inhabitants. The foggy weather of summer has abated and given way to blue skies, cool nights, and best of all, our annual Scarecrow Festival. During this month-long festival, local businesses […]

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