If you can make it there... New York City, Sinatra used to sing that if you could make it there, you could make it anywhere. For us, if we could make it there, the trip must be over. It makes sense to make this our last leg on the trip, it’s the city (along with Las Vegas) that most people outside the US think of when they think about America.
The Byways of Dallas
Technically Austin... Dallas, Texas is all together different from Oregon. Goodbye green, hello brown. Goodbye wooded mountains, hello scrubby flatlands. Goodbye rain, hello warm weather and sunny skies. So it’s not all bad.
If Portland was the City of Roses I suppose Dallas has to be the City of Byways.
PRI - Pizza. Research. Institute. Our friends Deb and Craig moved out to Eugene, Oregon a couple of years a go and we’ve never visited them. Why? Many reasons, theres nothing even resembling a direct flight to Eugene from DC.
Rose City Welcomes You
Smells Like a Rose Too Having flights left on our OneWorld Ticket and friends in Oregon to visit we headed off to PDX. Portland, with it’s rivers and bridges, it’s mountains, manageable city size (and professional soccer team), has long been near the top of the relocation list for LeeAnne and I.
Mark Hanna Slept Here Lisbon, Ohio LeeAnne’s home town was one of our first stops on our return to the States. Lisbon is a little burg village located in north-eastern Ohio, but it is surprisingly deep in history and dare I say it?
Lolo the Wedding Planner
The Wedding Planner How do you know that you are some one’s good friend? When they ask you to manage their wedding.
How does someone know when you are their very good friend? When there are almost five hundred people attending your wedding, and you say “Yes”.
Back in the 202 Area Code
Back in DC First reaction upon returning to Washington, D.C., where both LeeAnne and I have lived for over a decade: “Wow! It’s really small! Where are all of the people? Where is all the traffic? And pollution, what happened to that?
Back in Bull Island
I Say Take it Back We’re back! A few days after landing in DC we’ve returned to my ancestral homeland of Poquoson, Virginia. Here we are visiting the parents, catching up with current events and trying to remember how Sales Tax works.
The Torch is Passed
So Sophisticated! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of the Internet, it is my fond pleasure to introduce to you today the blog styling of Sophisticated Alpaca.
This blog with the funny name is the round the world travel blog of our friends and former neighbors Dennis Campbell and Kristi Barnes.
They're Coming to America - Today!
And we’re back! After the better part of nine months on the road overseas we’re finally going to be Stateside again. Now here is where a lot of people will get caught up on the fact that we’re “Home” again. While we are indeed back in the States, and we won’t be having our passports stamped again on this trip – it’s not exactly over.