The Peripatetic Traveler

Monthly Archives: November 2014

I don’t know how I got on the subject, but yesterday I started thinking about milestones and/or defining moments in my life. (Maybe the fact that the car crash that took Toni’s life happened two years ago yesterday had something to do with it.) Some were really easy to identify, but others? Not so much. I came up with this not-at-all-inclusive list and thought I’d share it with you. 1. Eighth grade…. Read More

I know the American holiday known as Thanksgiving is still almost two weeks away, but I was looking at my blog stats tonight (I’m still new enough to the blogosphere that I marvel at how many people actually *read* my stuff, and from where) and it occurred to me that, whoever you are, you are part of the reason I write. “The Peripatetic Traveler” started simply as an easy way for me… Read More

You knew there’d be a Part Three, right? Of course you did – I said so in yesterday’s post! Saturday proved to be a very interesting day. Not only was our high school mini-reunion that night, but Tom took me to an antique-engine gathering in the morning. These engines are really interesting. They’re typically a single cylinder, and they run so slowly (300 – 400 RPM) that you can actually *count* the… Read More

Yesterday’s post was all about Penn State and what I was doing there in support of the planned AFROTC Drill Team / Honor Guard reunion. Today, I’ll get from Penn State to Chesterfield, Virginia – eventually… When I got up Friday morning (Nov 7), I was actually early enough, for a change, to eat breakfast in the motel. They serve (and I use the word “serve” loosely) from 6 to 9 on… Read More

… with apologies to Doc Brown and Marty McFly. šŸ˜‰ Last week I flew to Dulles International Airport, rented a car, and drove to Penn State for a few days of work on the Drill Team / Honor Guard alumni reunion I’m putting together. I stayed in a Super 8 Motel this time, in contrast to the Nittany Lion Inn where I stayed in July during my big trip. (The NLI is… Read More

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know that one of the journeys I occasionally postĀ about is the one I travel every day – grief, sorrow, and the adjustments I’m making due to Toni’s death almost two years ago. About a week ago I posted “My Hero“, concerning her decision to be an organ donor and the recognition ceremony I attended in her remembrance. Last Wednesday I… Read More

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