Life Long Learning has a New Home

For those of us who have reached a certain age travel is one of our rewards for making it through the obstacle course of career and raising a family. But after a few take it easy escapes many of us find ourselves wanting more out of our expeditions. We want to satisfy curiosity, experience new cultures, investigate history first hand, in other words, we want to continue to learn… CONTINUE READING >> 

For those of us who have reached a certain age travel is one of our rewards for making it through the obstacle course of career and raising a family. But after a few take it easy escapes many of us find ourselves wanting more out of our expeditions. We want to satisfy curiosity, experience new cultures, investigate history first hand, in other words, we want to continue to learn… CONTINUE READING >> 

How to Do Mardi Gras Without Being Asked to Lift Your Shirt!

Don’t get us wrong – we LOVE New Orleans. But the thought of wading into a Big Easy Mardi Gras is something better left to young whippersnappers.

We took the rural route and learned about the wonderful goings-on in Cajun Country – what they call the REAL Mardi Gras!

Courir de Mardi Gras involves costumed men dancing on horseback, begging, and chicken chasing!

La Grande Boucherie des Cajuns A tradition older than Mardi Gras, is a communal hog butcher and meat fest.

Fais do-do See what Cajuns do once the kids go to bed… CONTINUE READING >>

Don’t get us wrong – we LOVE New Orleans. But the thought of wading into a Big Easy Mardi Gras is something better left to young whippersnappers.

We took the rural route and learned about the wonderful goings-on in Cajun Country – what they call the REAL Mardi Gras!

Courir de Mardi Gras involves costumed men dancing on horseback, begging, and chicken chasing!

La Grande Boucherie des Cajuns A tradition older than Mardi Gras, is a communal hog butcher and meat fest.

Fais do-do See what Cajuns do once the kids go to bed… CONTINUE READING >>

Going Ground Hog Wild

It is almost time for Phil to poke his head out once again, and folks across the country are certainly hoping he finds an early end to winter, so we thought we would revisit our visit to Punxsutawney… CONTINUE READING >> 

It is almost time for Phil to poke his head out once again, and folks across the country are certainly hoping he finds an early end to winter, so we thought we would revisit our visit to Punxsutawney… CONTINUE READING >> 

The Empty Nest Through a Husband’s Eyes

There is much more to beauty and allure than physical appearance. Years of shared experiences, and the comfort of complete compatibility, more than make up for any lost youth, no matter what these marketers splash across our screens.

As men, we see those images too, and have been persuaded — no, programmed — into thinking that we all want supermodels who think about nothing more than fun times and a lot of beer. Well, I have two things to say about that:

First… CONTINUE READING >>

There is much more to beauty and allure than physical appearance. Years of shared experiences, and the comfort of complete compatibility, more than make up for any lost youth, no matter what these marketers splash across our screens.

As men, we see those images too, and have been persuaded — no, programmed — into thinking that we all want supermodels who think about nothing more than fun times and a lot of beer. Well, I have two things to say about that:

First… CONTINUE READING >>