In a New York (City) State of Mind

It felt like years since I’d stepped foot on that island they call Manhattan. Probably because it had been. Four to be exact. When I knew I’d be visiting family and friends in New York State, there was absolutely no question that a visit to the city would be in order. My super fun &…

Exploring DC in the midst of a Government Shutdown

What are the chances of visiting Washington, DC during a government shutdown? Perhaps more common these days, but of all the days and weeks we were traveling, who would have thought we would arrive in DC when all the museums & government buildings were closed? Unfortunately, our timing was spot on! ^^even during a government…

Forget Georgia, I’ve got Virginia on my mind

Apart from various family vacations ((and one memorable friendcation with my girls E and J)) to Virginia Beach, I hadn’t spent much time exploring Virginia before this USA road trip. They say better late than never, right? Right. Because weeks later I am still thinking about all that Virginia has to offer. First stop from…

A perfect day at Bald Head Island

Living the life of a “retired” person is an entirely new world. Did you ever wonder what life is like outside of that office, school, hospital, store, etc. while you are hard at work? I often did. Sitting in front of my computer or in a meeting was all I knew five days a week…

Now Entering: North Carolina & the East Coast

Departing New Orleans, it hadn’t yet occurred to me that this would ((for the most part)) be the end of my time solo with Andrew, until he mentioned it during the car ride. Since my family is spread up and down the East Coast of the USA, which meant no more camping or hotels. Family…

Admiring the sights in La Nouvelle-Orleans

Part of this USA road trip adventure is to see the country, and experience various cities along the way to determine where to end up if we return upon returning to the states after touring the UK and Europe. Austin is certainly on the short list of serious considerations. It felt like we had only…

Groovy Austin, Part Two

I have been meaning to write about part two of our fantastic time in Austin for several days, but the truth is, I’ve been having too much fun to sit down and bust out a new post. However, if I get any further behind, it will be 2014 before I finish writing about the cross-country…

Groovy Austin, Part One

Everyone said Austin is amazing; said I would love it; said Andrew would love it; said we should consider moving there. Guess what? They were 100% correct. It was love at first sight. After a few underwhelming days in San Antonio, I could not wait to experience Austin. Just a short drive from San Antonio,…

My Top Four of San Antonio

After departing San Diego, the last West Coast city on the road trip across USA, a twinge of sadness was undeniable. I love my adopted West Coast, and even though there was so much ahead I was looking forward to, it was sad to say goodbye for a while. I grew up and lived 24…

Life’s a Beach in San Diego

Leaving the LA area after our visit to the set of Chelsea Lately (which you can read about here), I was incredibly excited to reach the next destination for a few key reasons: 1) I had never been to San Diego and therefor eager to check it out 2) it was Andrew & my FIRST…