It’s a Texas feel to this downtown hotel

The outside of our Home 2 Suites by Hilton surely had an urban feel. Step inside the lobby, however, and you’ll know you’re in San Antonio. There were more of her friends on a gigantic mural leading to the elevators. Our rooms both had a street view. However, a trip to the free breakfast dining…

We start our vacation off with some forced airport meandering

This edition of my dear wife Karen’s family reunion took our fearless foursome the rest of the tribe calls “Syracuse” from our Hancock Airport International Airport through Chicago O’Hare to San Antonio. Our quartet planned the first two days in that Texas city before meeting up with the contingents from Alaska, California, Oregon and Arkansas…

Never to be contacted again

As my dear wife Karen and I walked around the beach area of Dennis Port, a certain resort caught my eye because of it’s name. I’m sure Gaslighting did not mean what it does now when the owners decided to call it such. But because of the present connotation, I had to wonder if anybody…

Our favorite restaurant comes through again

Over a handful of trips, we’ve discovered a healthy like for The Oyster Company. In fact, the plates of delicious seafood served up in Dennis Port are a highlight of Cape Cod week for my dear wife Karen and I every time. Hover over a gallery photo for a description. Click on an image for…

We had to walk on the beach in the window

Thank goodness for the cap of good and proper timing. When a little opening in the clouds came during our Cape Cod trip, away to the beach we went. Our usual public beach had its familiar sights. My dear wife Karen was happy to feel at home. No matter that she grew up on the…

A reluctant dog accepts her ice cream

Our location on the ocean side of the main road for this year’s Cape Cod stay made it a fairly easy walk for the three of us to our favorite ice cream place, Sundae School. Our cherished rescue mutt Ellie B and I got to admire the old way they delivered the stuff as my…

Of course they have a thing for sand

We saw sand in places other than the beach on this year’s week trip to Cape Cod. Cuffy’s had one. Two. A third, inside the souvenir emporium. Our favorite breakfast joint, The Pancake Man, even sported one out front. Put all four together and you’d have New York State Fair proportions.