2021 Road Trip Day 5: Waterloo, IA to Omaha, NE – The Day The Music Died

I stayed overnight in Waterloo, IA in preparation for another place I wanted to see, which was in Clear Lake, IA. This was a place I wanted to visit for whatever reason long before I started geocaching. I can’t explain why I wanted to see it so much, but I did. First up, though, wasContinue reading “2021 Road Trip Day 5: Waterloo, IA to Omaha, NE – The Day The Music Died”

2021 Road Trip Day 4: Tinley Park, IL to Waterloo, IA – Geocaching, Star Trek, and Baseball

So many places to see, so little time…. Initially, my outline had me staying in Davenport, IA overnight. I didn’t make it that far, so I still had to get through all of Illinois this morning. I drove pretty much right across the state only stopping in the rest areas. I made it to Moline,Continue reading “2021 Road Trip Day 4: Tinley Park, IL to Waterloo, IA – Geocaching, Star Trek, and Baseball”

2021 Road Trip Day 3: Macedonia, OH to Tinley Park, IL

Once again I set the alarm for 6AM to get on the road before many other people were. I drove towards the Starbucks down the road, only to find they didn’t open until 3PM on Sunday! Well, this was a problem. Good fortune smiled on me at Brandywine Falls. I had been talking about thisContinue reading “2021 Road Trip Day 3: Macedonia, OH to Tinley Park, IL”

2021 Road Trip Day Two: Utica, NY to Macedonia, OH

Today was one of the few days I had definitive plans for the day. I had a general outline of the whole trip, but a lot of that involved seeing how far I’d get in a day. Since I was going to be near Cleveland but I really didn’t want to stay in the City,Continue reading “2021 Road Trip Day Two: Utica, NY to Macedonia, OH”

2021 Road Trip: Day One – New Hampshire to Utica, NY

I’ve been geocaching for almost 11 years now, ad the oldest geocache in the world is located in Colby, Kansas. There aren’t many geocaches left from those early years of the hobby. I decided to plan a road trip out there. I like driving and there were some places I made it a point toContinue reading “2021 Road Trip: Day One – New Hampshire to Utica, NY”

Discovery Cove: If You Do One Thing in Orlando, Make It This!

Despite all of the time I’ve spent in Orlando over the years, I’d never been to Discovery Cove. I went to Sea World when I was very young and then again last year when friends had comp tickets, but Discovery Cove wasn’t all that interesting to me. This past Black Friday, Sea World had aContinue reading “Discovery Cove: If You Do One Thing in Orlando, Make It This!”

What You’ll See on Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Over the years I’ve been to Disney World many times. I still remember a time before Disney’s Animal Kingdom existed. One thing I never miss is the Kilimanjaro Safari ride. Over the years, I stopped taking pictures and just watched, but this past year I snapped a bunch. I’ve never had a safari where IContinue reading “What You’ll See on Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom”

Travel During COVID: Aquatica Water Park in Orlando

A Black Friday deal gave us three days in Sea World parks as opposed to Universal Parks. With having to make reservations and two of the parks involving water activities, it was hard to choose what to do and when. January is a month where it can be up in the 70’s to near 80’sContinue reading “Travel During COVID: Aquatica Water Park in Orlando”

New Year’s in Saint Augustine

Birthdays were never a big thing for me. We’d say Happy Birthday and I’d get to pick what I wanted for dinner, and that was about it. Social media has made me see that a lot of other people make a big deal out of birthdays. So, for my 55th birthday, I planned it big.Continue reading “New Year’s in Saint Augustine”

Sexual Assault in the Hospitality Industry

I saw it happen again tonight in one of my hotel worker groups. It’s the dirty little secret you aren’t warned about before you start working in hotels: sexual assault. It happens more often than you think. I worked at a hotel from 2006-2015. Most of the time I was by myself at night. MostContinue reading “Sexual Assault in the Hospitality Industry”