Complimentary Valet?

“Here’s a tip…” – unknown Can you help me understand “complimentary” valet? The other weekend my friends and I went to dinner at Leon’s, a great little spot on upper King in Charleston, after an alumni event that we had gone to earlier in the evening. I was sporting white jeans – lord help me.…

Fortune Cookie Friday

  “Flowers. In Spring? Groundbreaking.” – Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada The Fortune: A healthy way of living is be good to your health. Wow. What an astute observation. Folks, it does not get much deeper than that. I’ll be honest.  I become filled with utter joy anytime I see a fortune fall out of…

Some Observations on Holiday Travel

“Hey, people who travel with your bed pillow.  You look insane.” – Jim Gaffigan Can you help me understand why so many people dislike traveling during the holidays? I have to imagine that there are people in the world who can think of nothing worse than traveling by air on a major holiday.  Much less the busiest…

Clothes Shopping

“The embarrassment of a situation can, once you are over it, can be the funniest time in your life.” – Miranda Hart Can you help me understand how anyone can legitimately enjoy clothes shopping? One of my least favorite activities in life, yes all of life, is clothes shopping. Strongly dislike it. Two thumbs down.…

Hello Again, Baltimore!

“I’m just a traveller, on this earth, Sure as my heart’s behind the pocket of my shirt” – Chris Stapleton Miles traveled: 0.0 I have clean clothes!!! Until next time… Kidding. But I really do have nothing but clean clothes in the Jeep now! And I’m pumped about it. Generally speaking, I absolutely enjoy doing…

New Haven, CT to Baltimore, MD

“What I want is what I’ve not got, and what I need is all around me.” – Dave Matthews Band Miles traveled: 363.8 Before getting on the dreaded 95 South (and yes, I know there are other routes to take, but trust me I spent a copious amount of time checking traffic patterns and delays…

Bay City, MI to Cleveland, OH

“Who needs a house up on a hill, when you can have one on four wheels and take it anywhere the wind might blow” – Kacey Musgraves Miles traveled: 392.2 This morning was an early one, and to top it off my cold had progressed in the wrong direction. Dammit. It’s aggravating, and I feel…