Do not mention the word canceled, please and thank you

We sat in San Antonio waiting for the plane to arrive. We missed a connection in Chicago and scrambled to stay overnight. The next morning, we saw all flights to Syracuse canceled and wrangled our way onto two separate flights to Buffalo instead. George rented a car. We got on their earlier flight thanks to…

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So much to see out there by the jetty

There was a jetty out there near Dirty Al’s, and the five of us were going to walk out on it. No matter that the temperature was (again) about 100 F. We would rock this venture. Religious statues and soaring birds would not stop us. Blue water and a breeze beckoned. An extremely friendly pelican…

Sunsets and fireworks match well

Yes, The Longboard would have a table big enough to fit our big party. No, we never tired of taking our meals together! Or catching a beautiful sunset over Laguna Madre. Or posing for cherished photographs. Or mugging for selfies. And catching fireworks rising over the stage.

I can see for miles and miles

The Port Isabel lighthouse is a pretty thing. I looked up and imagined it welcoming old ships to new things. I looked up again and readied myself for a climb. First exit was an open-air landing some dozen feet from the very top. I tried to find the handful of our crew who stayed below…