20" Hartmann Herringbone Weekend Duffle

Winter Give-Away

Thank you for a great first year! On January 1, 2016, I completed my first full year blogging! As a thank you to all of my blog subscribers, I’m doing a Winter Give-Away drawing for a Hartmann Herringbone Duffle bag. I chose something that I would enjoy having […]

Whooping Crane in the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Whooping Crane Morning

In early December, I drove to Rockport, Texas.   Mission: to visit Whooping Cranes in their winter home. I met Captain Kevin Sims the next morning, just before sunrise, and we headed out on Aransas Bay towards the marsh and the cranes. The Whooping Crane is one of the most […]

Texas Raiders B-17 Flying Fortress

Onboard the B-17 Flying Fortress

Beautiful: The slow drone of four radial piston engines on a crystal clear November morning as I stepped back in time with this great warbird. This morning, I drove out to a small airport north of Houston for a bucket list experience. Flying in a B-17 is something […]

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats performing at ACL on Sunday of Weekend 1. Photograph, Ann Fisher.

Good Music on a Hot Afternoon

Hot Damn. I need a drink. I took three teenage girls to the Austin City Limits Festival. The original plan involved having another mom with me, but it didn’t go down that way. So I went, I saw, and I survived ACL. I had a Sunday pass, but […]

Mount Timpanagos shot from the Sundance Lift

Redford’s Sundance

At the Crossroads of Art and Nature My stay at the Sundance Resort in late September was full of crisp fall air and leaves turning golden yellow, orange, and red. What a gorgeous time to be in Provo Canyon! Mount Timpanogos received a dusting of snow a couple of days […]

Rome: Beating the Crowds

Ciao Roma! My sister and I spent a week in Rome before heading to Civitavecchia to board the Royal Clipper — always a wonderful pre-cruise or post-cruise extension to a vacation. You’ll find my article on the Royal Clipper cruise here. Rome is a bustling city, and the summer […]