We struck gold in Bodie!  Yes, pun very much intended.  As far as ghost towns go, this one is a jackpot. The only downside is that we’ve s...

Read More

Bodie, California

With our time in Germany drawing to a close, we spent the final night of our three week stay in Frankfurt to be close to the airport for our morning f...

Read More

Tschuss Germany

This is the best Wurstmarkt we’ve ever been to! Of course, it also happens to be the only one.    What drew us and about 600,000 people to...

Read More

Bad Durkheim, Germany

Today we joined thousands of others visiting the classic tourist sites in Strasbourg, France.    This city of about 275,000 people is in the...

Read More

Strasbourg, France

After a scenic two hour drive from Vianden, Luxembourg we arrived in Maastricht, the Netherlands and for Jim, we might as well have been traveling in ...

Read More

Maastricht, The Netherlands

Today we are planning on the fly and if you’ve traveled with us you know that’s not what we typically do.  Our target is the city of Maastric...

Read More

Vianden, Luxembourg

By mid-afternoon we were satisfied with our highlights of Trier, Germany and drove about an hour southwest to Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.  Three...

Read More

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

We’re back in Germany, in a small town in Southeastern Germany called Landstuhl.  That means back into history, real history.  Our morning...

Read More

Trier, Germany

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.  ~Ben Stein   Escapees Director Kay P...

Read More

A time for everything

As we’ve traveled across the country over the past couple years people often ask, “Where is your favorite destination?”  From beach to dese...

Read More

Time in Tahoe

Cyclone, Typhoon, Hurricane, Whirlwind.  I feel like I got run over by each of these right after the other.  It’s a good thing that Shelby...

Read More

Whirlwind Week

Considering she lives in an area where elevation is measured in numbers below sea level, we thought we’d start Shelby’s visit off with a bang and ...

Read More

Shirley Canyon Trail