Category Archives: vacation

wheel of fortune.


our first foray into vegas life

was a spin on the wheel of fortune

easy come, easy go. 


“anyone who is prosperous

may by the turn of fortune’s wheel

become most wretched before evening.”

-ammianus marcellinus

vegas vacation.


headed out today 

for a 3-generation

family vacation

in vegas

i’m a lightweight

gambler and drinker

but we have lots of other ideas

up our sleeves.

“Pick a number? ! I’m great at that!  Coin toss!! Eddie, these are my games!!”

-Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold (Family Vacation) upon entering a Casino

here we go.


i just love everything

about this 1955 michigan tourism poster 

according to the map

it looks like ann arbor

is the place where you can dance. 

“you live as long as you dance.”

-rudolf nureyev



poster source: michigan heritage and history

officially on staycation.


my staycation agenda:

“take wrong turns. talk to strangers. open unmarked doors.

and if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing.

do things without always knowing how they will turn out.”

-randall munroe

come to think of it, i’ve done this my whole life





image credit: vintage pinterest – beach in nantucket, ma


the end of a wonderful, relaxing weekend away
“babies don’t need a vacation but i still see them at the beach. 
i’ll go over to them and say, 
“what are you doing here, you’ve never worked a day in your life!”
-stephen wright



 an early long weekend
 a couple of hours drive
and miles away
it’s time to have a 
three generation
light show/jump on the beds/stay up late
kind of end to the day
tonight we fly. 
“it is not the jumps you made in your life,
but mostly the jumps you haven’t made that are the real source of regrets in your life.”
-mehmet murat ildan

i’m hopping off to san diego for an early spring long weekend thaw.



(not me, but very similar)

the Alaskan tree frog

freezes solid

during the winter


stopping it’s heart

and then

thaws in the spring


hops away!

image credit: snakebytestv