Travel

PreCheck Is PreCheck

PreCheck Is PreCheck

We hear it all the time: “the TSA line is slow and long.” We even allot extra time to get to the airport in order to get through the sometimes torturously slow lines in time to get to our gate. We submit to a background check and pay a fee so we can avoid the […]

A Weather Obsession

A Weather Obsession

The memory of the devastation wrought by hurricanes from Irma and Maria is still fresh in our minds. The islanders, as well as those of us who love the islands, are just a little apprehensive about the current hurricane season. The fact that my little sister, though a grown woman, is living down there means […]

A Disaster of a Summer in Japan

The summer hasn’t been kind to Japan. The usually hot summer was even hotter than normal with the temperatures topping out at 106 degrees, beating the old record of 105. The record temps weren’t just at one location, either; a large portion of the country recorded record highs. A recent report from Kyodo News cites […]

Are You on Your Way to San Jose?

Are You on Your Way to San Jose?

We know this looks more like an Instagram post than a blog post and we’re sorry about that. I’m on the road this week in San Jose, California. It’s a whirlwind trip with not a lot of downtime. I did manage to take some pictures of the heart of Silicon Valley. The city is filled […]

The Beginnings of a Plan of Escape

The Beginnings of a Plan of Escape

The post last week was all about my sister and her move to St. Thomas. If you have been paying close attention to our blog over the last few years, you’ll remember this is the same sister who is restoring the 40’ Morgan sailboat with her husband.  Her husband, Matt, and the boat, Errant, are […]

Starting the School Year in STT

Starting the School Year in STT

Zeke and I have been dreaming of relocating to the Caribbean for years (we’re still determined to make it happen someday) and now we’re getting to live vicariously through Zeke’s sister, Andi, as she makes the move to St. Thomas. Andi accepted a position as a history teacher at the Antilles School. She’ll have her […]

The Morrison-Clark Hotel, Washington, DC

The Morrison-Clark Hotel, Washington, DC

The Morrison House was originally built in 1864 by a wealthy DC merchant named David Morrison who made his money during the Civil War by selling feed and flour to the Union Army. The Clark House, built by Ruben B. Clark, was also built in 1864. Clark made his fortune through investments, owning a grocery, […]