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Daytripping: New Albany to Como, Mississippi

March 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Our annual sisters’ trip to the beach having been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control, the four “Loonan girls” were looking around for a closer location suitable for at least a long weekend get-away. We enjoy having some time away, just the four of us, to recharge our [More]

Summer road trip, girl style

August 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them ~ Jack Kerouac   You would have thought someone was dying or going overseas to fight a battle in hostile territory, but that was not the case. Not even close. Lilli, my six year old daughter, and I were going on a road trip. [More]

Being in Greece: the upside of travel

July 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Several weeks ago, shortly after returning from a trip to Greece, I wrote about what is more and more becoming the mantra of travelers:  travel by commercial airline is horrible. Thankfully, there are still good experiences to be had “out there.” Greece is a troubled country these days, with crushing debt [More]

New Albany to Greece: Murder, she wrote

June 19, 2015 // 1 Comment

The historical perspective I’ll begin by confessing that, even under the best of circumstances, I am not a good flyer. I’ve lost count of the flights I’ve made over the years, many of them troubled. I was in one airplane (Northwest Airlines) that slid off a runway-overheads flying open, passengers [More]

Day Tripping: Columbus, Mississippi

May 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Columbus, MS, is a good day trip destination from New Albany. In 2008,  the National Trust for Historic Preservation name Columbus one of its “Dozen Distinctive Destinations.” Founded in 1821, Columbus has a collection of antebellum homes second in number in Mississippi only to Natchez. These homes are [More]

Beautiful Tishomingo State Park is a Quick Trip

January 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

On Halloween weekend I joined my sister, Kim, and two friends for a girls’ trip to Tishomingo State Park. I met Kim in Tupelo and we drove about 40 miles up the scenic Natchez Trace to the park, recounting our hectic last few weeks and reinforcing our plan to make this a ‘pajamas only’ weekend. The [More]