Happy Halloween!

Happy HalloweenOne of the things I like about Halloween is that it’s the only community-based holiday. Tonight is for the neighborhood to interact with each other. All other holidays are for the family, friends, or religion (or combos). But there really aren’t any holidays where the community is intentional about going out, meeting neighbors, and giving them a treat.

Now of course this is a Utopian way of looking at it, but I tell ya, last year we really experienced it as we sat out in the driveway as the kids and parents came by. It was fun to interact with them all. We don’t do that around any other holiday.

Have fun and stay safe!

Virtually Stroll La Rambla

I’ve been fortunate to be able to travel Internationally. Sadly, it’s been about a year since I’ve been to another continent.

One of the first cities I was fortunate enough to travel to was Barcelona, Spain (photos). I’ve been twice and by far my favorite place in the city is this street, La Ramblas. Now, thanks to Google Maps street view, you can virtually stroll La Rambla.

Many places in Spain are now available in Google Map’s street view.

Steve Miller Trip

You know what would be a rockin’ trip?

To go from Phoenix, Arizona all the way to Tacoma then Philadelphia, Atlanta, and LA.  Then maybe Northern California.

But with the price of gas, I think I’d fly like an eagle on a big ol’ jet airliner.