West by Northwest

It was hot and humid in Greenville, and we were anxious to get somewhere cooler.  After a brief moment of panic, first last night, then today, we found that our array of toys and travel goodies actually did fit into the car.  So, at 7:25 AM, we said goodby to the cats, loaded up with … Continue reading West by Northwest

Travel Preparations II

We started by staging.  With the roof down, we have room for one large and one small suitcase under the roof storage area, and plenty of space for laptop, cameras, and souveniers.  On the back seat will be the cooler, and eventually the china.  After satisfying ourselves that everything would fit, we decided that it … Continue reading Travel Preparations II

Travel Preparations I

“You can play the ABC game only so much before you go cazy”, so Laura informs me as we make our preparations. This means finding something else to do on the long drive across flat country. We have CDs and XM radio to keep us entertained. We’ll check books-on-tape out of the library (once we … Continue reading Travel Preparations I

Why and Where

It all starts with China – dishes, not the place.  Laura’s mom has given her some china that had belonged to her grandmother,and rather than ship the dishes, we decided to drive out and get them.  Her mom lives on an Island in the Puget Sound about two hours north of Seattle, so this is … Continue reading Why and Where

Well, I’m sitting again.  This time on the flight back to Atlanta.  There were more sales pitches this morning, then they hustled us out the door with lunch in a bag to head to the airport. Seems like everything is delayed into and out of Atlanta.  Ginger and I were able to get booked onto … Continue reading

I’m at 30,000 feet somewhere over Alabama, on my way to Houston, Texas.  Hewlett-Packard is sending me and Ginger Waters to a conference at their expense.  It’s a shame they couldn’t back this up a couple of days and included a couple of tickets to a football game cum strip show.  At least we’re staying … Continue reading

A surprisingly good breakfast for a Hampton Inn, and then we were off.  We stopped by a garden googah place just outside of Georgetown, and found a wonderful selection of yard art.  We just couldn’t leave without a concrete heron.  Go figure. We headed inland from Georgetown toward Sumter, across some of the most desolate … Continue reading

One thing I’ll give MB.  It has some great places to eat breakfast.  Actually, lots of places.  During our meal, we made made our day’s travel plans.  Laura’s goal was to have driven the entire length of the SC coast by the end of this trip, so our plan was to first drive north, then … Continue reading

Myrtle Beach!?!?!?!??!

Laura and I both had a three-day weekend, thanks to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Since we didn’t go anywhere for our anniversary, we decided to head out of town on a road trip.  The destination she suggested nearly floored me — Myrtle Beach. I’ve already expressed my opinions on MB, but Laura’s experience was … Continue reading Myrtle Beach!?!?!?!??!