Category: Blog

  • Grill'n and Grill'n in Minnesota

    Allow me to take you behind the scenes in the production of a blog.. It takes many things for a writer to write.  These are the things that must be in place before the writer actually starts writing.  These include: Time Inspiration Tools (power, wifi, etc.) Today, however, it takes just one thing that trumps…

  • Chill'n in 'the Dells'

    After leaving the Sommers’ abode outside of Milwaukee and saying goodbye to the eloquent Ryan Jones we headed northwest.  It has been our habit when wrapping an event to drive at least a little farther that night before stopping.  People have asked us “Where do you stay while on this trip?”  That’s usually followed by…

  • Grill’n in Milwaukee

    Some rather interesting things have happened to us on this trip.  I should rephrase that.  Some rather interesting things have happened to me on this trip.  But then again, they always seem to find me, the crazies.  Here’s one example.  At our hotel last evening I had occasion to visit the front desk.  I was preparing…

  • Grill’n in Indiana

    In my last post, Theophilus, friends, I left you with a semi-cryptic mark on our travel itinerary.  While it is true that the fastest route from Kingston, ON to Lafayette, IN involves a drive through southern Ontario and a border crossing near Detroit; one can in fact travel between those two points by way of…

  • Our Time Among the Quebecois and Other Tales of Fury

    When last I updated you we had shared a lovely lobster dinner with the Lazurri family in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.  The purpose of our visit to this Atlantic Canadian province completed and the next official event still a few days off (and several hundred miles away), we had a bit of downtime to ourselves.  Come…

  • Of Surveys, and Shrines, and YOU

    545. Yes, friends, you read that correctly. 545 is the grand total of surveys that have been filled out thus far.  You know we need a grand total of 1,000 if we’re to raffle off an Apple Watch.  So, only 455 to go… Let me tell you a story and perhaps you can appreciate why…

  • Grill’n in Nova Scotia

    We got out of bed super early this morning.  After showering and shaving we jumped in the car and headed out for the day.  Last night’s gathering, a pre-Grill’n event if you will, was so much fun.  You may have just asked yourself why I took the time to shave on vacation. The reason is…

  • Disaster Follows Us Everywhere (and That's a Good Thing)

    On our drive into Halifax late last night (really, very early this morning) I passed through the town of Spring Hill, NS.  When I was a kid, my mom had a cassette tape (remember those?) of Anne Murray’s greatest hits that she would play on road trips.  Stop laughing.  Looking back, it reminds me of…

  • Driving to the Edge of the World

    We awoke in our hotel room in Waterville, ME, no worse for wear considering…  “Considering what, Tim?” you ask.  Considering that when we arrived and loaded ourselves and our luggage cart into the elevator there was an open canister of Comet bleach cleanser on the elevator floor.  Odd but, whatever. Day 23/The French Called it…

  • Grill'n in the Granite State (Father's Day Edition)

    I love Father’s Day.  It’s really something to get a whole day where the world looks at you, sizes you up as a dad right away, and then celebrates your “accomplishments”.  Honestly, it was no trouble at all. On this my 8th Father’s Day I awoke in a hotel room outside Boston.  I was in…