I went to my car the other day and the battery was dead. After a few not so nice words about best laid plans, I called AAA and not long thereafter I had a brand new battery and the car is running fine. The incident reminded me that the older the car the more one…

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A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to control it. – John Steinbeck. Steinbeck describes me. On a vacation I want to know where I’m staying, how I’m getting there, and what I am going to do when I get there. Suzy is much more spontaneous. Guess what? Best laid…

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One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. – Henry Miller. One of the wonderful things about travel is that it opens your eyes to a world beyond your own surroundings. Can we really understand people until we have seen and been to their home? Can we really appreciate the majesty…

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Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson. I don’t usually think about leaving a trail on a vacation trip except for a few Cheetos packages and Corn Dog sticks. Yet, Emerson has a point. Why not consider leaving a…

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Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. – Terry Pratchett. I think the above can be said about a lot of things. Every day is not the same, and whatever we do or see makes us wiser and more experienced. Just because the final destination is the starting point,…

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