Wednesday, October 19, 2022



We met Greg and Michelle at Dulles to spend 3 days with them during their visit home from Sweden. Our first destination was the Air and Space Museum where we listened to Bob's description of each plane in detail and to Michelle describing the mechanics of the engines. The day culminated with a stop at the Manassas Bull Run battlefield. We headed west to Winchester on a beautiful fall day with stops in Middleburg for coffee and cookies and at Aldie historic mill. At Olde Towne Winchester Greg got computer games and we stopped in all the little shops. They loved the craft beer selection at my favorite restaurant. We were delighted to see our niece Sara Michael there. At the hotel, I loved meeting the kids in the hot tub and waching the planes land.

October, 2022

Cabin 1


We celebrated Bob's birthday at one of our favorite places-Holly River. The weather was cool yet the sun shined through the trees. We enjoyed walking in the park, sitting on the front porch and eating outside our favorite Cabin 1. One day we drove to Webster Springs and visited the local stores. We listened to the radio, played cards, read and enjoyed favorite hobbies.

September 2022

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The Ride


"Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."

The quote is from a card Bob gave me on Independence Day "to my road-trip partner". This summer we took a ride one day a week-mostly on the back roads. Bob compared our back road adventures to that we did in college-the exception being this time we're on the road by 10am.

Some of the places we visited 2022 include: Manheim WV, Confluence Pa., Bruceton back roads to Frostburg, Lancaster, Newark, Elkins, Thomas, Harrisville, Holly River and Moundsville. That day was always something to look forward to.


Sunday, August 21, 2022



We gave them wings so they could fly and roots to come back home. Here's Greg and Michelle in a Copenhagen butterfly sanctuary and the butterfly bush in our West Virginia yard.


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The River


The first night of our June 2022 Holly River stay the park superintendent came to our cabin to warn of the upcoming storm. After loosing power, we played cards by lantern light and fell asleep listening to the rain. Each day we traveled to a favorite spot-the upper falls, the Mollohan Mill and Webster Springs. We loved our evening walks and dinner cooked over the fire.

Monday, May 30, 2022

Twin Spruce


We were so happy that Greg and Michelle came to the U.S. for a conference and tucked on a few days to visit home. To top off the visit, we walked the trail at Uffington, where Michelle's Dad Doug built his Mining Engineering office and the marina. She reminisced about her time there swimming, boating, growing up.


Thursday, May 26, 2022



When our 50th High School reunion was postponed due to COVID, we combined with the class of '72 to celebrate a year later. I was thrilled to see my classmate Eva as we entered the old school building. Eva & I went through all 12 years together. When we found the kitchen, we talked about the tasty lunches. Our favorite teacher was Mrs. DiGioia (4th grade). Linda (center right) also was in all 12 grades with us. We were the Bruce High "Bulldogs".