A pandemic guide to reading

At the beginning of 2020, pre-pandemic, I set a reading goal in Goodreads of 20 books. That may not...

Fine-feathered Zen

Certain determined creatures don’t know there is a pandemic out there. They flit around in the understory or perch...

Hoping for a new normal

The altar was adorned with lilies and the white and gold frontal signifying a High Holy Day. There was...

Guerilla shopping and grief

Today, Sue sewed masks for us out of one of my cotton 5K T-shirts. It’s another adaptation to the...

The longest month.

March 2020 began like any other month in our mostly laid-back lives. I had handbell rehearsal on March 1....
CaravanTrip, Learning, Lee Ann
A pandemic guide to reading
Both of us, Learning, Lee Ann, mycorona
Fine-feathered Zen
Both of us, mycorona
Hoping for a new normal
Both of us, mycorona
Guerilla shopping and grief
Both of us, mycorona
The longest month.
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About us

We are Sue and Lee Ann.

We are enjoying a simple but happy retirement together.  We have been together since 1985. We decided to write about our low-key "adventures" from both our perspectives and as a couple. Sue, who managed a travel agency, enjoys baking, cooking, walking and her great-granddaughters., Lee Ann enjoys music (keyboards, handbells, guitar, ukelele), photography, biking and learning. She retired as a land-use planner from the State of Delaware.

Quelle Surprise!

In October 2019, we drove with two friends to Quebec City and sampled its history, culture, food and drink. Highly recommended!
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Adventures in Moab

(Sue and Lee Ann spent five months planning a vacation to the five national parks in Utah, plus Monument Valley in Utah/Arizona. Everyone should visit the American West. Here is what we saw and did.) Saturday, October 21 – At 7:45 a.m. I was standing in line outside the Poison…

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A pandemic guide to reading

At the beginning of 2020, pre-pandemic, I set a reading goal in Goodreads of 20 books. That may not sound like a lot, but if you read with moving lips like I do – constantly referring to maps and Googling people and events – it is a respectable aspiration. At…

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Fine-feathered Zen

Certain determined creatures don’t know there is a pandemic out there. They flit around in the understory or perch on tree limbs, foraging and pecking and standing out in their fine yellow, blue and red plumage. They trill and squawk and sing cheerily. When they are feeling magnanimous, they will…

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Hoping for a new normal

The altar was adorned with lilies and the white and gold frontal signifying a High Holy Day. There was a guest trumpeter playing a fanfare. There was our deacon, Pat, singing Mozart’s “Alleluia” and hitting that shattering stratospheric high note at the end. There was the He-is-Risen return to singing…

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Guerilla shopping and grief

Today, Sue sewed masks for us out of one of my cotton 5K T-shirts. It’s another adaptation to the coronavirus lockdown that we could never have envisioned even a month ago. We plan our outings, calling ahead to the artisanal bakery 20 miles away where we now buy bread and…

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The longest month.

March 2020 began like any other month in our mostly laid-back lives. I had handbell rehearsal on March 1. Sue went to the chiropractor on March 2. I was designing a church website. We got our taxes done on March 4. We both got haircuts. We first heard the term…

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Want maple syrup with that?

NOTE: Please see a portfolio of our Quebec photos. Part Two of three parts The accordion player ambled through the chalet-like dining room, belting out Quebecois folk songs as we played along with sets of spoons. We were in a cabane a sucre, or sugar shack, on the Ile d’Orleans next door…

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Quebec: Quelle surprise!

NOTE: Please see a portfolio of our Quebec photos. Part One of three parts At 6:30 a.m., we heard a rustling at our hotel door. Was someone trying to break in? Tentatively, we peered out. Hanging on the door was a wicker picnic basket. It was breakfast! Croissants, patisseries, yogurt,…

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Misty about Chincoteague

Chincoteague is less than two hours from our home, and yet we had never visited. So we drove down the day after Labor Day, with Hurricane Dorian looming at the end of the week. We are already planning to return. Chincoteague is a throwback to childhood days at the beach….

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Off the beaten path

Please see trip photographs on our portfolio site and video at end of post. We could hear the Colorado River long before we actually saw it, the relentless clash of water and rocks. We were descending Cathedral Wash, a puzzle of multiple levels of ledges and drop-offs, including one called…

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Longwood: A cure for all seasons

When we entered the Conservatory at Longwood Gardens, it was about 4 p.m. and still light outside. When we walked out into the cold evening an hour later, the grounds were stunningly transformed. Hundreds of trees clothed in colored lights, festive fountains dancing to Christmas carols, lighted red and white…

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