Tag Archive | travel

Guest Post: The Three Ps of Camping: Planning, Preparation and Problem Solving

When I first started this blog five and a half years ago, I frequently posted about camping. More recently, I’ve narrowed my focus to gardening and books, with the occasional rambling or rant. However, today I’m featuring a guest post by Jamie Strand about readiness for camping. If you’ve never camped before and aren’t sure […]

How To Have A Great Trip on Amtrak (Summary of Our Trip)

1. Live in a town large enough to have an Amtrak station with actual agents and the ability to ship luggage through to destination. 2. Live in a town small enough that the agent remembers you from four years earlier, the last time you took a long distance trip. This familiarity will get you full […]

Road Trip Snippets (A Year Late)

A year ago I was in the middle of my Earth Day book tour where I visited fifteen bookstores and two schools in the big state of Texas. Before that, my husband and I attended the wedding of our niece in Denver, Colorado. The whole trip lasted from April 9 to May 1 and took […]

Book Review of Ask Nana Jean About Making a Difference:Reflections on Life

The title says it all. This book is a book of reflections by Jean Moule, emerita faculty member at Oregon State University. It’s a wonderful book, not meant to be read all in one sitting, but rather in small bites when you want to treat yourself to something wonderful like a chocolate truffle or two. […]

Texas Tour Interview with S. Smith

Originally posted on Anakalian Whims:
1. You came to Texas for the first time for an Earth Day celebration book signing tour. Let’s recap, what stores and schools did you visit? Bookstores: Good Books in the Woods, Spring TX Half Price Books in Houston at these locations: Clear Lake Humble Montrose Half Price Books in…

Coffee and a Gift

We are finally here. I’m not sure of the date, but I know the book signing tour begins tomorrow. I’m pretty sure today is Tuesday. But you know how it is when you’re on the road. Just a series of rest stops and cheap motels. About that, Texas has some fine rest/safety stops. So we […]

Walking the Walk

A good friend of mine recently walked the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage Walk in Spain. I enjoyed reading her account upon return, and with permission am posting it here. I particularly like the part about the yellow arrows. A preacher could make a good sermon out of that. All bolding is mine. Enjoy. Sorry it […]