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Chicago, more than the Blues

We got a late start out of St. Louis, so after only an hour’s driving, we were ready for lunch. We usually drive the back roads and avoid the interstates, but this time we opted to take the faster I-55, hoping to arrive by early evening at the home of our dear friends Steve and … Continue reading »

Categories: America, Blues, Cuisine, Friends, Music | 11 Comments

St. Louis got soul!

  St. Louis was only supposed to be a good stopping point, about halfway between Memphis and Chicago, where we had planned to visit with friends.

Categories: America, Architecture, Blues, Campgrounds, Cuisine, Entertainment, Music | 9 Comments

Memphis Mojo

The wonderful world of Nashville was like a warm-up act for the great superstar, Memphis. Center stage is Beale Street, which is cordoned off on the weekends, making the three block long corridor feel like one giant block party. Where Nashville is mainly Country, Memphis is Blues and Rock and Roll.

Categories: America, Blues, Cuisine, Culture, Music, Rock and Roll | 6 Comments

Mississippi, more than just the Blues

The only problem with traveling six hours from New Orleans to see B.B.King perform his last homecoming concert is that we wound up in Indianola, MS. If you happen to look at a map (as I know my friend Marge did), you will notice that Indianola is more than halfway up the state. We had … Continue reading »

Categories: America, Campgrounds, Cuisine, Friends, Nature, State and National Parks | 5 Comments

Jazzed About New Orleans

In our last post Nashville, what a wonderful world, I made the statement that private campgrounds near attractions are usually sub-par, riding on their sole asset of “location, location, location”. Well, let me begin this post by apologizing to the New Orleans West KOA and rescinding my snide comment. This private park was superior in … Continue reading »

Categories: America, Architecture, Cuisine, Culture, Friends, Jazz, Music | 10 Comments

30 years traveling the road of life together

Planning our trips can be pretty stressful; I feel totally responsible for our enjoyment. So imagine the pressure I put on myself this year trying to figure out how to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Added to the difficulty of planning for this momentous occasion was the fact that April 28 fell on a Monday. YES, … Continue reading »

Categories: America, Campgrounds, Cuisine, Culture, Entertainment, Friends, Music, Nature, Serendipity, Wine | 13 Comments

Weekend of Wineries… WOW!

The weather in Nova Scotia is like an avocado. You can only enjoy it when it is ready —not when you are. And, it is usually only perfect for one day. So after numerous days of changing plans or cancelling reservations, we finally learned to live in the moment and to decide the day’s activities … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, Cuisine, Friends, Wine | 4 Comments

Lucky Guy

Manny is one lucky guy. (And not just because he is married to me!) For the last several years, we have ensured that his birthdays have been particularly memorable. We celebrated his 60th enjoying the house blends in a coffee shop in Amsterdam… 😉 For his 63rd, we placed the order for our home on … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, Cuisine, Entertainment, History | 8 Comments

OOPS! — Oyster Odyssey & Potato Saga

We had planned on visiting Prince Edward Island at the end of the trip if time allowed, but as my good friend Liz says, “Life happens while making other plans”. Serena’s suspension went haywire and her control gauge was flashing red continually: a very disconcerting situation. After numerous calls, Manny found that Bluenose RV in … Continue reading »

Categories: Canada, Cuisine | 13 Comments

Here we go again… to Canada!

We had been planning to leave Flourtown, PA right after Memorial Day for a four-month sojourn in Serena to Eastern Canada, but when I fired up the refrigerator, I discovered it wasn’t working properly. Week after week passed, wrong parts came and went, and what started as a faulty refrigerator gasket mushroomed into the need … Continue reading »

Categories: America, Cuisine, Friends | 13 Comments