As we walked down the hallway on the top floor of the castle, we quietly scanned the room numbers on the doors as we passed by. I don't know what Erich was thinking, but I do know that he had been apprehensive, possibly nervous (scared?) about this little adventure. I was more gung-ho about the … Continue reading A Night in the Haunted Manresa Castle Hotel!
Day Trip Part 3: Coulterville
With the pandemic showing no signs of slowing down and having been basically living in lockdown for months, I needed to get away---but in a safe way. A quick day trip I'd never been to before seemed like a good idea. So, with my friend Erich, we took an afternoon in August and headed for … Continue reading Day Trip Part 3: Coulterville
Europe 2019 Part 9: VENICE!!
The next morning we were up early. We were taking a high-speed train to Venice for the day. Maybe it was my imagination, but things were still a bit iffy-feeling between Erich and Ricki. They were better than they had been the day before, though. It only felt a little awkward. I got my morning … Continue reading Europe 2019 Part 9: VENICE!!
Europe 2019 Part 1: Jet Lag-A-GoGo!
We were in the Uber. Ricki was texting us that she was waiting for us in the Escape Lounge. It was already after 4 pm, which, according to the tickets, made us late for check in. Yikes! The Uber driver heard the conversation between Erich and myself about all of this, and sped it up … Continue reading Europe 2019 Part 1: Jet Lag-A-GoGo!
4-3-2-1 Blast-Off! Countdown to Europe 2019
Ricki, Erich and I are going to Europe... Tomorrow! This has been more than a year in the planning. The plane tickets were purchased last August. VRBO reservations were made in November. Even still, it seemed like the trip was so far off in the future and yet here we are on the eve of … Continue reading 4-3-2-1 Blast-Off! Countdown to Europe 2019