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Fairhope, Alabama…

GREETED BY A STORM. We arrived in Fairhope, Alabama on Monday afternoon and were met a few hours later by a potent thunderstorm, high winds and tornado warnings. That’s “warnings,” not “watches.” There’s a difference! Severe weather caused widespread damage to lower Alabama and by Tuesday morning the National Weather Service reported that 12 tornadoes had … Continue reading »

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Another change of plans…

WE’VE DONE IT AGAIN. We’ll remain in Pensacola through January 2nd, and then we’ll take off and put Pensacola RV Park in our rear view mirror. We’ve loved staying here and feel a real attachment to our park hosts and others we’ve met here, but it’s time to go. You may recall that last October I … Continue reading »

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Cub’s Crawfish…

NOVEMBER 6, 2016 FOLKS IN THE SOUTH ARE DIFFERENT! People who live in the southern United States are different. As a group, they are the most gracious, welcoming and thoughtful folks we’ve ever encountered. “Southern hospitality” is a real deal. And the fried chicken here is absolutely the best! But some of the other food these … Continue reading »

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Turkey Shoot in Elberta, Alabama…

NOVEMBER 6, 2016 REALLY? If someone had told me even as recently as a year ago that Florence and I would one day go to a Turkey Shoot in Elberta, Alabama I’d have said, “You’re out of your mind! I mean, why in the world would anyone want to go to a Turkey Shoot, whatever that … Continue reading »

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Up, up and away…

OCTOBER 15, 2016 MEET OUR FRIEND WAYNE.  We’ve been at the same RV park for quite a while. People come and go. Different rigs on different days. But when our “next door neighbor” Wayne arrived, we knew something was a little different. After initial pleasantries on arrival, we noticed that behind his good looking motorhome … Continue reading »

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What’s next?

OCTOBER 13, 2016. Many of you have asked me, “Why are you still in Pensacola? We thought you’d have headed down the road by now.” We thought so too, but a couple things changed. First, I decided not to resist all my doctors’ pleas that I stay in town a little longer. They remain amazed at … Continue reading »

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My trip to San Diego…

OCTOBER 12, 2016. Mum’s been the word about our future plans. But that’s only because we hadn’t formulated them until now. We’ve made some decisions and plotted our course, so in short order I’ll let you know “what’s next.” And perhaps after you know where we’re headed you’ll have some suggestions for us. What to see and … Continue reading »

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Table in a Kitchen…

COOKING ON THE ROAD. I get a great deal of satisfaction preparing meals for our friends and loved ones. Cooking is our gift to them. We all need to eat…why not make dining on the road an opportunity for interesting conversation and a delight to the senses? It really isn’t difficult. See my post about cooking … Continue reading »

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Keeping you occupied…

KEEPING YOU OCCUPIED. Something is wrong. Dreadfully wrong. I knew it from the moment I climbed out of bed this morning. I’m an early riser because I need a little quiet time to myself every morning before I start throwing the ball. I need a little time in the bullpen. That’s when I plan the … Continue reading »

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CeeLo Green, up close and personal…

FREE TICKETS, SO WHY NOT? Free stuff is good. So when I was recently offered front row seats for CeeLo Green’s “Love Train Tour” concert, I snapped them up. All I knew about the dude was that he was a host on “The Voice” and the few times I watched the show he seemed like a … Continue reading »

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Kona Shaved Ice on a Super-Hot Day…

DEAR GREG, I’M A LITTLE CONFUSED. “I’m a little confused. I thought yours was a travel blog…and it was when you started your Great American Adventure in 2013. But recently you began adding posts about people you’ve met, former clients like professional athletes,  your personal reflections, humor, cooking, the book you’re writing (“My Life in Court) and now … Continue reading »

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Sweet Home Alabama…

“SWEET HOME ALABAMA” SONG LYRICS. 1974.  “Sweet home Alabama Where the skies are so blue Sweet Home Alabama Lord, I’m coming home to you.” ANOTHER POWERFUL THUNDERSTORM. Now back in Pensacola after our day at the Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve, I sit by our balcony window marveling at the powerful and dramatic thunderstorm which has … Continue reading »

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Another interesting person…

ANOTHER INTERESTING PERSON. I met a guy this morning who’s definitely “a person of interest.”  As those of you who subscribe to my blog already know, I’m as interested in meeting people on our Journey as I am in seeing the sights through our commercial bus size windshield. I wouldn’t trade our visit to the red rocks … Continue reading »

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Happy Birthday!

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FLORENCE. You still light up my life after all these years! I love you now more than I did 26 years ago when we got married. What memories we’re making on our Great American Adventure as we roam around the country seeking new places and friends. We’ll have fond memories of this Journey … Continue reading »

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Mobile Carnival Museum…

  ABOUT AN HOUR’S DRIVE FROM PENSACOLA. Since arriving in the southern states, we’ve both wanted to see the Carnival Museum in Mobile. Fun for the entire family, like the Aviation Museum in Pensacola. It’s a small yet renowned museum in Alabama with an extensive collection of Mardi Gras memorabilia-a place where the history of … Continue reading »

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“Sticky Fingers Fred”

  NEXT IN MY “BOOK-SIGNING SERIES.” This is next in the series about notable clients I’ve  represented during my 34 years-long career as a litigation attorney. These were clients who’s stories I’ve selected to appear in separate chapters of the book I’m writing about “My Life in Court.” When I introduced you to this series recently I … Continue reading »

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Another Blue Ribbon Tour of Pensacola…

ANOTHER BLUE RIBBON TOUR.  You’ve already met Jon York, our friend and the one who’s made our stay in Pensacola the best it could be.  The tour he gave us today was “top of the line.” In fact it was “over the top.” The guy is something else. Just when we think he’s already outdone … Continue reading »

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