Fly fishing in winter isn’t for everyone. The wind, cold and rain can be punishing. It is why few do it, as more rational anglers stay indoors. But, the landscape is hauntingly beautiful, and the river is devoid of people. The stillness in the air is almost ominous, as the birds and bugs are gone.
I am very grateful to Mrs. T. for planning a surprise couples’ dinner for my birthday. She coordinated every detail with the restaurant, and I was overwhelmed by how beautiful everything looked. Mrs. T. did a lot of other work, such as painting the invitation and name cards. She had people submit adventure ideas for
Yesterday, we dropped off our son at college. Having done this a few times, I feel that we have a system well in place. The move went very smoothly, and it was great to see his new room and meet some of his suite-mates. As is our tradition, Mrs. T. and I afterwards went out
During a trip abroad, at the end, all you truly have is your family. And, you’re grateful. I will explain below. On our last full day in Italy, Saturday, we walk a great deal on ancient cobblestones and past structures and monuments that are both richly detailed and towering. We visit some museums. The DaVinci
There is a certain ominous tone to Day 5 of Backroads cycling trips: the most challenging course is on the docket. That means, should you choose it on our trip, a 42-mile ride with 4,400′ of uphill climbing. A day of suffering and potential exhilaration. On the route, there is a four-mile long hill with
We are at the tail end of a family bicycling trip in Tuscany, and it has been a challenging and rewarding trip. Florence was our point of departure, and it was beautiful. We are on another trip for families via Backroads and are having a great time. The Backroads leaders are again great, and we