• On an obstacle course to a great dinner

    Weekend dinners can be exciting especially when you don’t know where you’re going and the anticipation is driving you crazy. Seems like we’ve been speeding along for miles before entering a dungeon of a parking lot in…

  • An occasional vegetarian’s dilemma

    So another vegetarian day rolls around and this time, it falls smack on a weekend. And weekends are when I do my grocery runs. Simply because I so enjoy mingling with the rest of humanity. If you…

  • What’s in that rickety tin bowl?

    Just when I thought it was going to be an ordinary dinner at one of the most highly-anticipated restaurants on our p.e.a.r.l (our picky eater restaurant list is still very much alive despite having gone through many…

  • That not so obligatory end of year post 2017

    As usual, at around this time of year, I’ll be agonizing over whether to write that obligatory end of year post. Which really isn’t that big of a deal, if you think about it. Because, you know…

  • Newly-minted Road Trip Warrior

    Introducing the newly-minted Road Trip Warrior… (mini drumrolls please!) Yup, that would be moi! I even have the swing top to prove it. Yeah, so this has officially been the Year of Road Trips for me, the…

  • The tale of two Christmas Eve dinners

    Christmas Eve in the city. Bah humbug! Darn the Grinch who stole Christmas from us this year! Still it’s the holidays so we’ll just make-believe this one and get to the mall early to catch a movie.…

  • The Grand Canyon, hi again!

    After spending the day seeing the canyon from different angles and going on a self-tour at the Tusayan Museum hiking through the adjacent Tusayan Ruin to learn about how ancient American Indians lived in the Grand Canyon,…

  • The Grand Canyon, just wow!

    So after spending an entire afternoon at a 50,000-year-old meteor crater, we’re up and out the hotel first thing the next morning making the 1.5-hour-long drive from Flagstaff to an, oh 70 to 80-million-year-old canyon whose name…

  • Flagstaff and the meaning of blown away

    The first thing I notice on the drive into Flagstaff, Arizona are the very tall trees reaching for the sky on both sides of the highway. There are trees everywhere – along the middle of the highway,…