From Chicago to Calistoga: A Road Trip

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…and we’re driving to California to take JD to school.” “Wait. You’re driving?” We got mixed reactions when we told people we were driving from Chicago, IL to Calistoga, CA so that JD, my significant […]

Pontiac, IL Part II

I love museums.  The bigger and more famous ones are wonderful, but some of my most memorable experiences have been at smaller ones; the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the SPAM Museum in Austin, MN, and […]

Pontiac, IL Part I

The funny thing about travelling is that you can set out for a destination, have expectations about how you will feel, and what you will get out of a place, and then when you get […]