One of the things I love (and miss) about China is the public dancing. While I only participated occasionally — joining grannies in fan dances when I lived in Changchun — seeing neighbors out dancing together in the evening or on weekends always brought a smile to my face. Men, women, young, old — everyone […]
Long hours spent in the car means long hours spent reading. Here is a list of the books that the five of us read on this year’s road trip: Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Vergese Guadal-canal Diary, by Richard Tregaskis and Mark Bowden Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Walls, Jeannette (2009) Hardcover, by […]
On a long road trip, signs can be a great source of entertainment. My favorite sign so far on this trip has been this one. For obvious reasons.
Our travels this weekend took us to Panama City Beach, on the Florida panhandle, where we checked into a lovely condo overlooking the gorgeous white sand beach. This was to be the more relaxed portion of our road trip. On Saturday we spent the afternoon with my brother-in-law’s cousin, who lives in the nearby town […]
As I mentioned in my post yesterday, during our time in New Orleans, we made the obligatory stop at Cafe du Monde for beignets and hot chocolate. Even though it was quite crowded, we managed to find a table in a corner overlooking Lafayette Square. Our waitress was an ethnic Chinese woman with a thick New […]
One of the fun things about a road trip is the food. While we are not averse to grabbing a cup of coffee or a coke at MacDonald’s on driving days for the sake of convenience, we are trying to mix up our culinary experiences. This means trying to hit some of the local favorites […]