Well, youngest daughter said, “Hey, we should go to Colorado this summer and climb a 14er!” I said, “What’s a 14er, and I don’t have enough vacation to do all that I want to do.” What I wanted to do was Missouri float trip with my family, visit my cousins in California (second cousins to … Continue reading Jewels of the West
The best land cruise ever! After their Royal Caribbean cruise was cancelled, Tyler, Sarah and Nora boarded the “GMC Acadia of the Seas” and set sail west on I-70 for a substitute vacation in Jefferson City. As cruise director, I had promised a vacation experience including Dinner at the Captain’s table, unlimited beverage package, story … Continue reading Guest Entry from Grandma Gail
12/12/19 trip The last photo of the Twin Towers prior to the 9/11 attack. Well, stuck at home after having a Cancun vacation scrapped by the dreaded CoVid-19 pandemic, I thought I might blog a trip we had to New York this past December. What is a Dad’s Vacation Blog without a trip to see … Continue reading A New York State of Mind!
After last year's epic fail at reaching both Fern Canyon and the Devil's Punchbowl, I decided I needed to give it another go. (Any excuse to visit our amazing friends and relatives on the west coast.) So let the training begin! I started walking more and more. I added some hills. I cajoled Gail into … Continue reading The Devil’s Punchbowl, or bust
California Dreaming, or the everything is closed trip. It was a long, hot summer in Missouri, and by the end, we were ready for a break. Time for a west coast trip. I had wanted to visit an old friend, Andy, (best man at my wedding), see some long lost second cousins, visit Fern Canyon, … Continue reading California Dreaming!