Austin, Texas

Austin is a FUN city, especially for live music enthusiasts (think Austin City Limits and South by Southwest music festival). Spectacular natural elements provide the perfect background to a vibrant and hip city, capturing our interest and awe instantly.

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A Happy New Year, Cajun Style

New Orleans is a uniquely fun destination if you love great music and delicious food. Beyond NOLA, we found a much quieter but no less fun world in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. We made new friends and Cajun danced into the year 2020.

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Year in Review

I think I speak for most that we are ready for 2020 to be done…. I end the year hopeful yet exhausted from dealing with disease and meanness, and not willing to fight any battles on social media or otherwise…. Let’s pray hard that 2021 will be the beginning of an upswing, of better times to come, and that once again we’ll find a way to live in harmony and with joy.

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Seaside, WaterColor, and Miramar Beach, Florida

Blue-green water, gentle sunshine, quiet walks on the tourist-free beaches–that’s the Emerald Coast in the winter. We dipped southward and tucked under palm trees for a couple of weeks last December, waiting for Christmas.

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Shenandoah and Monticello, Virginia

The Appalachian Mountains are not short of beautiful vistas, and the same is true of Shenandoah National Park. Fall brings a special glow to the mountains and a sunny day makes for a perfect drive along Skyline Drive. Nearby, the University of Virginia and Monticello, both institutions associated with Thomas Jefferson, are worth a visit.

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