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Thu
30
Dec '21

Travel Report: A What A Variant Changes

Next month I’d planned to be in Barcelona and Dublin. Cancelled – going to Waikiki instead. March was supposed to be a Pacific Rim tour with multiple countries, all it would take is for one of them to be closed to kill the trip. Now, Granada, Barcelona, and Madrid. Just one country from the US […]

Sat
18
Dec '21

Trip Report: Vancouver, Again

Need to spend as much time as I can in Vancouver while the border is open. Took the big car. And Duty Free is a must: But the border, with added requirements like vaccine and negative PCR test: Yes, the Nexus line is longer than the others! Finally, they opened a second Nexus Lane realizing […]

Wed
15
Dec '21

Here Is What Cancel Culture Is To Me

This was supposed to be 2022 for me. At a minimum. Here is what it looks like now: That said, I’m still going to Reno to see Bonnie Raitt. And I’m doing a bunch of mileage runs. Booked Vietnam for July, not hopeful about that. In the process of cancelling the March trip around the […]

Wed
15
Dec '21

Home Report: Dinner For One

I’m not the one to grab a frozen pizza if it is just me for dinner even though I have an unused Totino’s Pizza Oven I found at the second-hand place. Tonight’s menu: beef tenderloin medallions, sweet potato fries, bibb lettuce salad. Longest prep item, the sweet potato fries. First, put the sweet potato it […]

Wed
8
Dec '21

Trip Report: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles In Santa Fe

Most every year, early in December I slip off to Santa Fe to see my sis-in-law. Last year, because of the COVID idiots, this didn’t happen. This year I’m flying Delta SEA-LAX-ABQ where sis and bro-in-law will pick me up. Delta? I have a bunch of upgrades that I need to start using, and they […]