Oh the places we’ll go

Kodiak Island was never on our bucket list. Until the Coast Guard shipped our son there two years ago, I had never even heard of Kodiak. But now, we’ve made four trips; because that’s where the kids are. Where they go, we will follow. Getting to Anchorage is the straightforward, if longer, part of the…

Semper gumby: dealing with the serendipity of travel

Travel is always iffy, especially in the winter. You plan an itinerary; research and reserve hotels; and figure out if a car rental is needed. If you’re flying, you think through connecting flights; not only the amount of time needed to transfer, but potential delays (ORD in Chicago often seems to have issues, no matter…

Embracing a time apart

With power bars and water bottles, we headed out on an adventure. Last week during Pope Francis’ visit, my friend, Kris, and I went on a pilgrimage. We joined the thousands of people who ignored the apocalyptic traffic reports to venture downtown. In the middle of the night, we donned reflective vests and checked bike lights to make sure…