Category: Travel

Elevator Tour Finale

The Definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder usually runs (more or less) as follows: Impairment in communication, socialization and creative play and interests. When my toddler son was diagnosed with autism and the developmental pediatrician told me he would likely have tremendous difficulty expressing himself, be socially awkward and probably have very unusual and specialized interests that the bulk of his peers would not understand — my first response was, “So… you’re telling me I’m in for a lifetime of Star […]

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I < heart > NY

Oh, New York.  You got me.  Frank Sinatra (and every other singer who wants to be him) sang the words “I want to wake up, in a city that never sleeps.” And at 2:47 am – here I am, living the dream.  But, I don’t wanna be awake.  I just am.  The next line of that song has the phrase “top of the heap” and can’t help but think of garbage.  The streets are filled with it at this hour, […]

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Fallon Hotel – Chapter Five

Standing outside, the air was brisk, but not bitterly cold.  This was thee kind of weather that Jeri’s father always called, “invigorating.”  Certainly, that seemed to be the effect on Andy as he ran full-speed-ahead into the middle of Main Street.  Since cars were only allowed on the periphery of town, Jeri didn’t panic.  At least, not the way she did at home when Andy would try to bolt from her, never ever paying any attention to the danger of […]

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The Key to Happiness.

One of my favorite items of jewelry isn’t jewelry at all.  It is a key.  A funky, beat up antique iron key that made its way into my possession a number of years ago.  It is a key that was likely used to lock and unlock an old trunk or piece of furniture, but I wear it around my neck.  When people ask what it goes to, I tell them, “It is my key to happiness.” Life is often an […]

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Helta-Skelta Airlines

What ever happened to airline travel?  It used to be glamorous and extremely comfortable to fly.  Even the birds were envious, if you believed Wally Bird in the 70’s as he nestled up against the tail of a well-known aircraft, telling us it was the “Only way to fly.”  One of my personal favorites dubbed the big blue beyond their very own “Friendly Skies.”  That, my friends, was long ago, on a tarmac far away.  Flying is now a chore.  […]

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The Rain in Spain, fell in the mountains.

This time last week, I was in Spain.  Please know that I don’t utter those words in a snooty, world-weary way – but in a “Holy crap!  I was in…Spain.”  Period. Now, I have managed to get out of the country a few times, but when you’re an American? Mexico, the Bahamas and Canada almost don’t count as other countries.  They’re sort of like visiting cousins, by marriage.  And, there was that one blissful week, once upon a time, spent in […]

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Tea in Various Time Zones

My Tea with T. page is going to be relatively silent for a couple of weeks as I am off and running again, doing more travel and having more adventures this summer than ever before in my life.  No, seriously!  50 years of inertia and I now have a suitcase and carry-on bag that suffer from road-rash.  And a bit of international road-rash, at that.  I’ve just returned from the unbelievable gift of a birthday trip to Vancouver, B.C. and […]

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