2021 Year In Review

We recently received a number of end of the year Christmas postcards, where various friends or family highlighted their year in a few words and a few photos.  With some envy, I often ask myself why can’t I be content with such brevity.  Why am I compelled each...

Now I Know My ABC’s

Two things Walker loves at this age (2 1/2 years):  Seeing himself in videos and the ABC’s.  To our surprise, he has fervently taken to letters – likes playing with them as shapes, puzzles and watching ABC / phonics videos online.  He also like singing, as...

2020 Year In Review

I began this travel blog website, as most do, to highlight those trips that are getaways from everyday life.  In 2020, “everyday life” was the true adventure.  And so, amidst this hiatus from travel, I’m using my blog as the forum to share my Year in...

Decorating the Baby’s Room

Raising a baby means we’ll be tied down more to our home, but we want to be sure that messages conveyed by the decoration of our home reminds us of the places in our past that have formed us, and to instill in our baby boy the possibilities of exploration in his...

Decorated Walls of “My Room”

Before the current practice of sharing travel experience on blogs and on our social media “walls”, the place where I highlighted my travels was on a physical wall – with printed photographs and maps.  After Kim and I married in 2017, I moved into her...

Honeymoon 2017

Kim LaViolette and I were married on September 3rd, 2017 in Asheville, NC, our home.  We subsequently spent almost 3 weeks in Central Europe: in Czechia, Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia for our honeymoon.  Of course, the purpose of this trip was to just relax together...