Long Live Rock!

Long live rock, indeed!  This past summer we had the pleasure of touring the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Why Cleveland?  As we read on this marker, it is the “Birthplace of Rock ‘N’ Roll” due to the efforts of disc jockey Alan Freed. The building itself is stunning, designed by … More Long Live Rock!

Chattanooga, Tennessee

A while back, we had the pleasure of stopping in Chattanooga, Tennessee for a short exploration. Chattanooga is set in a bend of the Tennessee River in the southeastern part of the state.  Google maps gets us oriented. We rolled into town on a windy and overcast day.  Although the weather wasn’t cooperating, we forged ahead … More Chattanooga, Tennessee

Southwest Virginia: A Great Destination for an Active Weekend!

In the southwest corner of Virginia, not far from the Tennessee state line, is a cluster of outdoor adventure opportunities that makes for a great long weekend.  We spent 3 days hiking and biking there a few weeks ago. First up, a bicycle ride on the renowned Virginia Creeper Trail.  A rail trail along the … More Southwest Virginia: A Great Destination for an Active Weekend!

Hello, Budapest

We were in Budapest in September, hoping for sunny weather but getting a mixture of sun and clouds, as you will see in our photos.  Budapest is the capital and largest city in Hungary, with a population of about 1.7 million. The co-capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire until the empire was dissolved in 1918 at … More Hello, Budapest