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Sakura – A Cherry Blossom Story
Sakura – A Cherry Blossom Story

Sakura – A Cherry Blossom Story

Back when I was in first grade (around 1963 or 1964) I learned a song in school.  It was a Japanese song called “Sakura Sakura,” which means Cherry Blossom, Cherry Blossom.  It was a springtime song and the class sang…

AtoZ Challenge 2020 – 8154: An Epic Road Trip – The D Stories #atozchallenge

AtoZ Challenge 2020 – 8154: An Epic Road Trip – The D Stories #atozchallenge

In early 2020 I traveled across the country with one of my daughters and three grandchildren.  We traveled 8154 miles through 20 states over the course of three weeks.  My A to Z posts this year will have the “8154”…

A Grab Bag from America’s Back Roads – The X Things #AtoZChallenge

A Grab Bag from America’s Back Roads – The X Things #AtoZChallenge

In 2018 I  will feature a random (yet alphabetical) selection of photos I have taken from my nearly 20 years of back roads travel in the United States and Canada.  I may even throw in a few random shots from…

A Grab Bag from America’s Back Roads – The F Things #AtoZChallenge

A Grab Bag from America’s Back Roads – The F Things #AtoZChallenge

In 2018 I  will feature a random (yet alphabetical) selection of photos I have taken from my nearly 20 years of back roads travel in the United States and Canada.  I may even throw in a few random shots from…

A visit to Damascus, Virginia

A visit to Damascus, Virginia

Last weekend we made a trip to Damascus, VA with the goal of Julianne and our daughter Marissa riding their bikes on the Virginia Creeper Trail, one of many wonderful Rails to Trails bike trails that can be found in…

Finding Prosperity near Canonsburg & Washington, PA

Finding Prosperity near Canonsburg & Washington, PA

Just a week after a nice three-day visit to northern Ohio (see post HERE), Julianne and I made our way to Canonsburg, PA, which is south of Pittsburgh. Julianne’s sister Laura recently moved there from Idaho with her husband and daughter…

Staycation Mini-Roadtrip: Kentucky Highway 89

Staycation Mini-Roadtrip: Kentucky Highway 89

Oftimes when we think of a road trip, we typically think of some far off location with fun sites and unique places to visit.  Indeed, we may often overlook what is right in our backyard.  Thus the word “Staycation” was…

A Trip To New England – September 2015

A Trip To New England – September 2015

At the end of August we had a new grandson born into the family — Samuel Kravetz is now grandchild #10.  He was born to my son Seth and his wife Holly, who, at the time, were living near Hartford,…

Washington State: Mt. Rainier National Park

Washington State: Mt. Rainier National Park

Our last couple of days in Washington and we finally made it to Mt. Rainier National Park.  This was a fabulous day trip from Port Orchard and we were blessed with amazing weather. For this trip we headed south to…

Washington State: Point Defiance Zoo

Washington State: Point Defiance Zoo

On Day 4 of our visit to Washington we packed up the kids and a couple of cars and made our way south to Tacoma to visit the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.   Though not as huge as some of…