long weekend in louisville

Only after returning home from a long weekend in Louisville did I realize just how much I needed it. My girlfriend Jill notified me months ago that she’d be traveling from New York to Louisville, Kentucky for a work conference, and that I should join her. As the only two remaining childless honeys in our…

Old Friends Become New Friends in Louisville

Visiting places that turn out to be nothing short of wonderful after mostly negative comments attached to them seems to be a theme with this adventure. That theme continued with Louisville, Kentucky, where I spent three days with my mom. For her, the road trip was two-fold, first she wanted a little ‘mom and me’…

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 &…

My Top Ten Moments from New York State, Part Two

Let’s continue with numbers six through ten of my favorite moments while in New York, shall we? 6. A silly photo shoot with my besties Sometimes I forget how rare it is to still have such a close group of girlfriends ((affectionately known as “the stars”)) that I’ve grown up with since childhood. Each time…

My Top Ten Moments from New York State, Part One

^^that little car made it all the way from Seattle to New York! Departing DC, I was incredibly anxious to get to our next destination. Arriving in New York State meant a little bit of settling in, as we’d be there for almost a month in total. Some side trips were planned, and some unplanned…

Visiting Big Sur

Most of the people in my life in the USA are on the East Coast or in Seattle, but we still hoped someone could and would somehow join us for part of the road trip. Unfortunately there is zero space in my car to take on another passenger, so that option was swiftly ruled out….

Seattle Send-Off

The stars have aligned for an incredible summer spent bidding farewell to this Emerald City. It has been the best summer weather in years. Sunsets that make you gasp in amazement, night after night. An August blue moon high above the Space Needle, on a clear night, which will not soon be forgotten. Staying up…