Category: Travel

Suggestions for visiting the UK?

March 12th, 2015, 27 Comments

My wife and I have been thinking of visiting the UK for awhile, and we’re finally starting to make some plans. I would be grateful to anyone reading this that might have some time to make suggestions on places to go, things to do, etc. Here’s a bit of background, if it helps. We have […]


December 21st, 2012, No Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I walked in to a nice, sit-down restaurant, with a smile on my face. It’s the kind of restaurant with folded cloth napkins on the tables. “Table for three, please” – as Jacob and Oliver were with me. This much isn’t unusual. I have periodically taken them out to eat […]

Geeky plan: Solar power supply IN THE CAR

May 4th, 2012, 6 Comments

From the “might be geeky” dept… For an upcoming car trip, we have to take my wife’s car (long story). I will be taking two large lead-acid batteries in the trunk hooked up to a solar panel in the rear window area and, of course, some electronics in the front seat. Why, you ask? While […]

Greece part 5: Friends and Radios

November 12th, 2011, 3 Comments

See also parts 1, 2, 3, and 4. This is the biggest highlight of our trip to Greece for me. I enjoy having the chance to meet people, visit for awhile, and make new friends — and that certainly happened in Greece. In one of the shops we happened to step into, I noticed a […]

Greece part 4: Food and Shopping

November 3rd, 2011, 2 Comments

See also parts 1, 2, and 3. I am a person that enjoys food that’s different from what’s at home, and Rhodes didn’t disappoint. Terah and I used to live close to an excellent Greek restaurant in Indianapolis, so we were already familiar in some way with the food. But there isn’t any Greek restaurant […]

Greece part 3: Water

October 18th, 2011, 1 Comment

See also parts 1 and 2. That’s a photo of Vlicha Beach, near our hotel. But before I talk about the Greek beaches, I need to explain something about living in Kansas. Kansas is in the middle of the United States. The nearest ocean is the Gulf of Mexico, which is 700 miles (1100km) away. […]

Greece part 2: History (and sauntering up to guys with machine guns)

October 14th, 2011, 3 Comments

Terah and I went to the Greek island Rhodes recently. This is the second in a series about it. I am one to enjoy history. There is something deeply, well, connecting, about standing in an old place. There is a timeless quality to it – a feeling of being connected to so many people of […]

Greece part 1: Wow

October 10th, 2011, 5 Comments

Terah and I are just back from Rhodes Island, Greece. “Wow” is the summary of that place. Some highlights include walking up to a 14th-century church and hearing beautiful chant through the windows, crossing a bridge across the moat to a grand gate into Rhodes built by the Knights of St. John, spotting an amateur […]

Mexico Part 6: Conclusion

September 20th, 2011, 1 Comment

The sixth in a series; see also parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. It’s been about two weeks now since we got back home. Every few days, our boys still talk about Mexico. Jacob talks about what he will want to do “when we go back” and how he’d like to see Jonathan over […]

Mexico Part 5: Food, Restaurants, and Dueling Karaoke Guys

September 15th, 2011, 4 Comments

The fifth in a series; see also parts 1, 2, 3, and 4. One piece of advice we got in Mexico went like this: the nicer a place looks, the worse the food and prices will be. Roadside taco stands will be great, and nice-looking restaurants not so much. That seemed to be accurate. We […]

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