Summer Thoughts

As I wrap my mind around leaving Summer, a few thoughts comes to mind. First, this season was spent a lot at home and indoors and I did not love every minute of it. I was grateful to catch up on chores and things to do, but this wasn’t what I had intended Summer 2021 … More Summer Thoughts


I am a day late posting these final thoughts on my trip to LA. The Fly Away bus is really convenient to take to LAX; that is, if you are not in a hurry or have planned your trip in advance. For $9.75 one way, you can’t beat the price and the no hassle of … More Bye, CALIFORNIA

Glendale/Burbank, CA

Day 3: Glendale is a familiar town. It’s neighboring city Burbank is just as familiar. It is a very populated city, but perhaps not as Los Angeles but getting there. Glendale has a combination of homes and apartments/condos. It is very close to each other and in my walk, I noticed businesses very close to … More Glendale/Burbank, CA

Santa Barbara, CA

Day 2: I departed from the Burbank Amtrak Station for a day in Santa Barbara. I chose this destination over San Diego, but it was a slightly difficult decision. Both are great places to visit. The fare round trip was just under $50 for coach; it is a very doable 2 hours each way for … More Santa Barbara, CA

Driving Around Summer 2021: Highbanks Metro Park, Columbus, Ohio

Highbanks is about a 20 minute drive from downtown Columbus, Ohio. The park is well maintained and is known for its 100 foot high shale bluff towering over the Olentangy State Scenic River. It has 11 miles of hiking trails. I arrived at Highbanks around 6:45a to beat the sweltering heat that’s coming upon the … More Driving Around Summer 2021: Highbanks Metro Park, Columbus, Ohio

First Trip

I am fully vaccinated and have been since late February. It’s ironic to say that an upcoming trip is going to be my “first” despite the many travels I have accomplished. It feels like a first because of the forced closure of our world due to COVID. I am excited but also strangely or weirdly … More First Trip