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...

Quebec: Quelle surprise!

NOTE: Please see a portfolio of our Quebec photos. Part One of three parts At 6:30 a.m., we heard...

Misty about Chincoteague

Chincoteague is less than two hours from our home, and yet we had never visited. So we drove down...

Off the beaten path

Please see trip photographs on our portfolio site and video at end of post. We could hear the Colorado...

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...
Both of us, Food, Travel
Want maple syrup with that?
Both of us, Learning, Travel
Quebec: Quelle surprise!
Both of us, Travel
Misty about Chincoteague
Learning, Lee Ann, Travel
Off the beaten path
Both of us, Learning
Longwood: A cure for all seasons
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About us

We are Sue and Lee Ann.

We are enjoying a simple but happy retirement together.  Well, one of us is more retired than the other.  We have been together since 1985. In 2016, Sue turned 70 and Lee Ann turned 60. We decided to write about our "adventures" from both our perspectives and as a couple.

Sue, who managed a travel agency, enjoys baking, cooking, walking and her great-granddaughter, Lincoln. Lee Ann enjoys music (keyboards, guitar, ukelele), photography, biking and learning. After retirement from the State of Delaware,she had two part-time businesses, but is now 95 percent retired.

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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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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New Mexico, muy encantando

Please see our New Mexico photo gallery. The last stop on our RoadScholar tour of Albuquerque, Taos and Santa Fe was another kiva – this one at Coronado Historic Site in the Albuquerque suburb of Bernalillo. A kiva is a sacred room within an Indian pueblo, where religious rites are…

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Of Harriet Tubman and great blue herons

Maybe not everyone thinks of pairing bird-watching with African-American history. Well, we do. And near Cambridge, Maryland, you can do just that. We recently spent a spring day visiting the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in rural Dorchester County, Md., followed by a drive through Blackwater National Wildlife…

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Hosanna, Hey Sanna, Ho!

“I don’t know why he moves me.” – Mary Magdalene Paraphrasing Mary, I have been singing, watching, rewatching and inhaling “Jesus Christ Superstar” since the Easter Sunday live performance. And I don’t know why it moved me so. After all, I am a huge “Sound of Music” fan too, and…

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