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May 5, 2019

Back from the wars

Had a great time speaking to the San Jacinto Descendants in Galveston about their ancestors and land problems. then came home and crashed. I think I may have a hard time doing all that driving for tours.

March 4, 2019

On Train Travel

Wouldn’t you know it? No sooner does Historic Tours of Texas have not one, but two, tours booked and ready to roll on trains, 60 Minutes comes out with an article on the dangers of train travel! Gee, thanks! For the first of the tours, the Copper Canyon to Cabo expedition, eight of us will […]

February 11, 2019

Among the Road Scholars

It’s a long haul from Huntsville to San Antonio—four hours on the road—but it is well worth it! I get to be at the magnificent Drury Plaza Hotel and to be with the wonderful Road Scholars and the guides who lead them. I come to provide the Texas History background before the Scholars head out on […]

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October 24, 2018

On turning 72

I hear people, women, especially, bemoaning turning 30 or 40 or, God-forbid, 60. Sometimes, something happens at 70, however, that changes the dynamic for many of us. Especially if we are in fairly good shape. We are PROUD of reaching 70! Glad to be upright. Thankful to be above the green. Following in my mother’s […]

October 17, 2018

From the Shores of Moctezuma

Well, if not Moctezuma, exactly, at least a 1535 visit by Hernan Cortez. I stepped out of the Aeromexico plane from Mexico City into brilliant sunshine, bright skies and blue Pacific waters of southern Baja California. Warm, gentle breezes (sorry, my benighted friends in Texas who are freezing their bunnies off), rustling palm fronds along […]

September 20, 2018

Making the Magic: The Spanish Missions Tour

History can be an inspiration. In 1779, Bernardo de Gálvez set off in the teeth of a hurricane to defeat the British at Baton Rouge. He did it again in 1780 , surprising and beating the British at Mobile to help win the American Revolution. I wonder what his soldiers did for rain gear. Just […]

September 5, 2018

Catching Up

I’m certain I’m not the only one. Surely there are others of you out there who start one project only to be interrupted and begin another, and another, and another, never with enough time to finish the first. How do you manage? Life just seems to get in the way. I start to learn Quickbooks, […]