24 1/2 hours in Portland, OR

For the fifth year in a row in 2017, Portland International Airport (PDX) was voted the best airport in the USA by Travel & Leisure magazine. I can see why. There are coffee shops, live […]

Two Brothers in Two Days – Part II

For the first time in months, on this particular Saturday, we didn’t have any obligations. I was done with school for the semester, My JD didn’t have to work, and it was a gorgeous day. […]

Getting to Slieve League

I have mentioned my love of hiking and climbing things in previous posts.  Opportunities for this are scant in the Midwest, so I was particularly excited to go hiking in the Irish countryside.  Our Irish itinerary […]

Hocking Hills, OH Part II: Cantwell Cliffs

The brochure said that its remote location, about 17 miles north of the main attractions discourages visitors.  Our cabin was about 30 minutes from Old Man’s Cave and Ash Cave.  Because we didn’t want to […]