Category Archives: travel

A Restaurant That is An Institution

Restaurants that become an institution are rare. There is one in Raleigh, Angus Barn. Until this week, I only knew of Angus Barn as such an institution. I now know of two, Angus Barn in Raleigh and Sea Captain’s House in … Continue reading

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New York Is Back!

After an almost two-year COVID break, Mike and I travelled to NYC this week. Business for him, pleasure for me. I did not know what to expect in the city, but it felt normal. While there were not as many … Continue reading

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Key West and COVID

Mike and I made our annual trip to Key West recently. If you did not know that COVID is a real phenomenon, you would certainly not experience it in Key West. This recent trip highlighted the differences in how the … Continue reading

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The Friendly Island

Greetings from Sint Maarten. Mike and I are spending our last couple of days of our two-week vacation here. Assuming a negative Covid test, we will return home tomorrow. We have had a very relaxing time. We have watched the … Continue reading

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Remaining Fresh

What keeps a business in business? Why do some retail establishments weather changes, and others not? What makes a business a destination that people flock to, even when one main aspect of the business is subpar? I found myself pondering … Continue reading

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Looking Back

Before we get too far into 2021, I want to look back on 2020, specifically the COVID time, March to December. I do not want to forget this time. This will be my month-by-month chronology. March 2020 started out as … Continue reading

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Making Memories

For the past six years, our family has taken a winter ski trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  Our children and grandchildren ski, and Mike and I relax, glad to be able to share this time with them. Some years there … Continue reading

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Loving (and NOT!) Las Vegas

Las Vegas is somewhere I never wanted to go, until I did. I imagined Vegas to be a city of only gall and glamor, a city that never sleeps, and of non-ending buffets. Well, it is those things, but so … Continue reading

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Doing More Than Talking

In last week’s post, I mentioned meeting someone recently, a meeting that I believe is divinely inspired. In this post, I will introduce you to Charlie and explain his impact on me. Before doing so, however, I should mention that … Continue reading

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Everything Happens for a Reason

Mike and I were in Las Vegas earlier this week for a meeting. Las Vegas is a place I never wanted to go to until I went there! I had visions of seedy gambling joints, large unhealthy buffets of food, … Continue reading

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