Category Archives: Travel

The Boring Twenties

Taking a road trip with my one hundred and twenty year old, or something, mom, provides sweet humor.  I think she’s only one hundred and thirteen.  When it comes to her age, she tends to lie. Our driver was equally … Continue reading

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Cramping

One of my sisters once said camping in a hotel was much better than camping outdoors. My friend, one of the toughest guys I’ve ever met, would agree with my sister. A terrific comedian, Jim Gaffiigan, did a fabulous bit … Continue reading

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What Floor?

“Throw strikes, you ape!”  Vacationing in Seattle, Washington, relatively close to forty years ago, this is what my brother and I remember hearing when watching a Mariner baseball game in the, now deceased, Kingdome.  The inebriated stranger next to us … Continue reading

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Costa Robbery

My wife’s current place of employment, Deet Bug Spray, is sending her to Costa Rica for research regarding the recent malaria outbreak. She’s worried about the journey because she only speaks fluent English, a dose of French, some Gaelic, but … Continue reading

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God Bless Me

New York has never really been nice to me.  I’ve figured it out.  Unless you are from New York, it’s never really nice to anyone.  I get it.  I’ve been to this city several times, and just when I try … Continue reading

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Maids in Mad Hattan

Because of my recurring nightmares about our eight long days working and vacationing in Manhattan, I thought I’d resurrect a story by strict orders from my counselor.  She told me it would help rid myself of my semi-hatred for the … Continue reading

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New York and a Diamond in the Rough (Hotel)

I wish someone would be kind enough to write and publish this blog for me.  I will admit to being a little confused in this “country” or city affectionally known as New York, New Tips.  Evidently, four times isn’t a … Continue reading

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Rosaries Are Us ( A New Story in Seattle)

When I fly these days, I always carry my rosary as a free safety measure.  It’s terrifically calming once I pass security.  You can take my cell phone, my laptop, and even my shoes, but you can’t take my rosary. … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Kiss These Grits

When traveling anywhere, I examine the menus prior to ordering anything.   More importantly, I also recognize hospitality.  That being written, if I choose one item on any menu and receive proper hospitality, everyone receives a tip. If you ever go … Continue reading

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Silencio!!!

Along with the history and piety of Rome, hypocrisy runs amuck with fervent vigor.  When entering a place of worship where cameras and mouths should remain quiet, the peaceful atmospheres are tainted by men in suits screaming, “shut up!” Personally, … Continue reading

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