Archive for the 'Travel' Category

Carolina Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Pat and I just got back from a wonderful to trip to see Greg and Sarah in Columbia, South Carolina. On the trip we not only got to spend time with Greg and Sarah, and their wonderful dog Moses, but we also got to do a bunch of other things. These included going to a […]

Fall Travel

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Pat and I recently got back from a really nice three-part vacation: A visit to Dave and Ashley in England, with a side trip to Wales. A short visit to London, which included a night at the theater to see “War Horse”. A stop over in Boston to see the Lang-Browns and the Fabianos. This […]

Wedding in Jackson Hole

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Pat and I just got back from the wedding of Greg and Sarah in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It was a great wedding. There were a few minor concerns about the weather, but none of the threats turned into anything serious. Here are a few snapshots from the trip:

Death Valley Excursion

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Pat and I were recently in La Jolla, and this year we decided we would take a trip up to see Death Valley. Actually the trip was somewhat broader than that, as our first diversion was a stop in Lone Pine. Lone Pine is an interesting place – it is not only the closest town […]

Put It On Your Calendar

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

An article in this morning’s Star Tribune notes that the 2010 World Championship Cheese Contest will be held March 16 – 18 at the Monona Terrace Center in Madison, Wisconsin. I am sure many of you are aware that this is the 28th biennial World Championship Cheese Contest, but you may not appreciate that while […]

Thanksgiving in South Carolina

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Pat and I just got back from a week in South Carolina, having traveled there to have Thanksgiving with Greg and Sarah. This trip gave us the opportunity to see Greg and Sarah’s new house, as well as their dog, Moses. Great house – great dog. On Friday we went to Table Rock State Park, […]

Learning Through Travel

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Pat and I were recently in Boston for Mark Fabiano’s wedding. During the rehearsal dinner, the bride’s mother got up to quickly summarize her family, noting that she had a pair of twins and a pair of Irish twins. I had never heard the term Irish twins, but Bob Brown kindly explained. Irish twins are […]

Semi-Random Thoughts on a Recent Trip

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Pat and I just got back from a trip. We flew to Miami, then drove down to Key West to spend a few days with our friends Bob and Susan. Great friends, great conversation, great food. While we were in Key West, they were having the 18th Annual Kelly McGillis Classic, a women’s touch football […]

Trip to Italy

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

Pat and I recently took a trip to Italy, to hike in Italy’s Lake District under the auspices of Mountain Travel Sobek.  Given that our travel plans did not match up perfectly with the dates of the Mountain Travel trip, we spent a few days in Switzerland when we first got to Europe.  We had […]