North Carolina

North Carolina Every year we travel to Charlottesville to see family.  I am always searching for the perfect flight.  Who has an economy plus that you feel like is worth more than economy.  Who has an economy seat that isn’t misery.  Which airports are an alarming commentary on outdated infrastructure.  As you probably have heard, […]

Long Beach Washington

Long Beach Washington We drove north from Portland.  We did a brief stop in Astoria and then headed to Washington. The bridge from Astoria to Long Beach is bizarre.  It can’t be intentional.  It feels like some sort of transportation Frankenstein like most of highways in Los Angeles.  It must have been built for one […]


Leavenworth When I moved to the Pacific Northwest, I was encouraged to travel to Leavenworth, Washington, which is in the Cascade Mountains of Northeast Washington.  It’s a drive,  two and a half from Seattle, and approximately a five and a half hour drive from Portland Oregon, which is about four hours more than I would […]

Paris, Virginia

I have always been fascinated with all things Bunny Mellon and have been so interested in visiting the Horse Country of Northern Virginia.  We decided to visit on our way to visit Brian’s mom in Charlottesville. Middleburg, Upperville and Paris are just about 40 minutes from Dulles Airport so they make a great day or […]