Herself: Even hot at the beach. I only got a little done on the “Sisters” project, but I got the laundry almost done, house picked up, lunch with a friend, and groceries picked up.
WW foods for the day: Breakfast: Usual. Lunch: Tiny Chili Relleno with two bits of beans. Dinner: Chicken salad with melon.
Purelandmountain.com offers the latest news from Japan on days he isn’t fighting his local flora and fauna.
Yes, we usually go somewhere every year. Occasionally we take a cruise. I like road trips as does the Geezer. We have been known to ride the rails discovering more about our land than we can see from the freeway.
In 2001, we did London and Paris with trains, trolleys, and tubes everywhere. One big treat was the Chunnel. Poof and you are under the English Channel. Now in 2011, we are going to make the great circle route around America with a museum here and a book store there.
The Geezer only has a week of vacation, but a week combined with two weekends will take us up the coast to Portland on the Surfliner to the Coast Starlight. Maybe my high school friend Dee and her husband Keith can meet us for dinner or breakfast after an overnight stay. The next day, we will add a quick stop at my favorite bookstore, Powells. Did you know they have a whole building that’s just cookbooks? Then it’s back to that red depot and off to Chicago on the Empire Builder. Fabled train names of long gone Railroads now used by Amtrac.
We will have one day in Chicago to tour the big art museum, The Chicago Art Institute, and take a riverfront cruise. Bee endorses one and Kay endorses the other. Back on the train again, we will be on the Southwest Chief across the southern arc of America.
The tickets are paid for, and G planned the itinerary last night. I can hardly wait.