Monthly Archives: October 2016

Glen Arbor: Lake Michigan with a Cherry on Top.

Glen Arbor sits pretty, right on the pinky finger of the mitten that is the lower peninsula of Michigan.¬†It gazes fondly to the northwest over Lake Michigan, making for some terrific sunset views and it boasts the lovely Big and … Continue reading

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Smitten by the Mitten.

I started humming it pretty much as our plane landed in Detroit and ear-wormed it for the entire week until we rolled into Chicago. “Michigan seems like a dream to me now / It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw … Continue reading

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How to Remember the Alamo.

It reads almost like a folk tale. In March of 1836, a few hundred men huddled in a roofless fort, fighting to the death in a quixotic battle against two thousand Mexican soldiers commanded by the autocratic and ruthless General … Continue reading

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In Rio Life: Two Days and Dinners on the River in San Antonio

San Antonio was an unexpected delight. ¬†Topside is an inviting and gracious historic town dotted with century-old buildings. And down the stately stairways a river idyll awaits. Ahead of the trip, I dithered around the myriad hotel options. It was … Continue reading

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You So Pretty, San Antonio!

Two lovely days in San Antonio. What was envisioned in 1921 as a paved-over storm sewer to manage flooding of the San Antonio River instead became an enchanting “River Walk” due to the vision and persistence of architect Robert Hugman. … Continue reading

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