Big City Living in Boise

Boise’s population of around 300,000 and its role as the capital of the state make the city comparable in some respects to Tallahassee, Florida, our home-state capital. But unlike Tallahassee, which is a relatively small town in a state with multiple major metropolitan areas, Boise is also the largest city in the state by a … Read moreBig City Living in Boise

A Busy Week in St. Louis, Part 2

Our stay in St. Louis was seven days, which is pretty long for us, and it was completely action-packed. As I said in the prior post, the only way to keep my summary from blowing up the blog was to break it up a little. This installment features some history and lots of botanical photos. … Read moreA Busy Week in St. Louis, Part 2

Seeking Authenticity in the Bluegrass Region

We finished up our time in Kentucky with a stay in northern-central Kentucky, which put us within easy reach of Louisville and Lexington, AKA horse and bourbon country. We visited a number of very different destinations, but the theme that emerged from our visit is: what’s the importance of authenticity? Lincoln Birthplace Memorial Our trip … Read moreSeeking Authenticity in the Bluegrass Region

Exploring Rocket City

Given our credentials as certified space junkies, our trip through northern Alabama naturally needed to include a stop in Huntsville, home of the Redstone Arsenal and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. U.S. Space & Rocket Center Huntsville earned its place in U.S. space history by serving as the site of the rocket development program. … Read moreExploring Rocket City

Getting Blissed Out at the Garden

During one of our trips down to Palm Beach County to take care of some preparatory tasks, we took some time to swing by the Mounts Botanical Garden west of Palm Beach International Airport. In a prior life I was a board member of the Friends of the Mounts, and also spent many hours as … Read moreGetting Blissed Out at the Garden