Category Archives: Travel

Oh, Colorado

Well, it’s been a long, long, time.

Short version: We did not choose to go to Morocco as planned in September.  Instead we headed west to Denver.  We emptied the storage space and got rid of 90% of the items in there and put the rest in a pod.

We bought at car, loaded the dogs up and drove cross country.

And now we’re here.

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Then we went to New York to meet John Oliver.

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Spent Thanksgiving in Aspen

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Saw some cool sunrises & snow from the apartment

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And life goes on…


Parking Non

French Canada

We left Vermont on the 25th and headed up to meet another Cayman friend in Montreal.  She was coming from Toronto and we both managed to park our cars on the street on the one specific hour out of the one specific day of the week where parking is prohibited due to street cleaning.  One would say, “What are the chances?” but really, it was inevitable.

After a lovely night of searching up and down Avenue du Mont-Royal E, we feasted at Le Sieur D’Iberville which included, of course, poutine…

Le Sieur D'Iberville poutine

Le Sieur D’Iberville poutine

Not the best, but not the worst we’ve had.  The burgers were okay as well.  A little later that evening, we had cocktails at La Distillerie where I experienced a Flyé coffee on tap… Fermented coffee.  Delicious.

Flyé coffee on tap

Flyé coffee on tap

There were other wonders to behold in old Montreal, mostly food and drink related.

And some not…

Summer Break, Makes Me Feel Fine

After Firefly, the rest of this summer so far has seemed to have simultaneously flew by and stood still.

It seems that we aren’t quite able to catch our breaths even though we are on holiday.  It’s not in a bad way, it’s exciting and awesome to be traveling the east coast and catching up with old friends, there’s just a lot of sorting out stuff that needed to/still needs to happen.

So, in keeping with that, let’s go as much as possible up to now to do what needs to be done…

Thank you to New York area rest stops for having these machines:

Kosher Snacks

Kosher Snacks

and to Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant in Clifton Park, NY for the linguistic assist.

Pancho's Food Guide

Pancho’s Food Guide

Finally arriving in Vermont to rejoin up with old Cayman friends, John & Mandy, we strolled around Winooski Falls and saw a rainbow, drank some good wine along with a nice chocolate truffle, went on a tour of Ben & Jerry’s, and tried to keep Vermont weird.

A few days later, we headed to Montreal, where fate decreed that we were to park in a spot, where parking is prohibited during the one hour of the one day per week that the city does street cleaning, Merci beaucoup.

At least the street trash was pretty.

Montreal street trash

Montreal street trash

Coming next, Poutine, Sangria, Charcuterie, Bagels and more…

Vermont, Day 2

Waking up in Vermont at John & Mandy’s place found me checking the Fitbit and seeing it was past 7:30am. The latest I’ve slept in a long time…


Now begins the task of going back in time to catch up on the rest of the journaling of this trip back to the USA and on to Morocco in August.
Last night we walked around Winooski. Weather was supposed to be bad but no storms made it up here.