The trip to Flint 2016

As my regular followers know, my mother and I started making annual visits back to my hometown 11 or 12 years ago.   This year it was touch and go.  We planned to go in June instead of September–just changing things up–but Mom had a series of health issues that added up to postponing. To some […]

Restaurant Hop in Flint

My mother and I love to eat out and love good food, so a big part of our happy anticipation of the annual trip to Flint is the list of restaurants we love.  Some of them are old favorites that have been around since my childhood or before and have miraculously stayed in business in […]

How can I be home already???

The annual Michigan trip always seems to FLY by!  On the last day we’re always exclaiming that it feels like we just got there. Hard to believe it’s over and I’ve been home since Sunday night… That last day I lost the thread on taking pictures.  Lunch at Kathy’s again, with Mom’s friend Frances.  We all […]

The pros of visiting familiar places

My mother and I had some great trips to Italy and France, New Mexico and Canada and I loved them.  I’d like to spend more time in those places.  But I have to say, while those “big” trips have some glamour and excitement and–if it matters to you–more panache when you talk about your travels, […]