Category Archives: road trip

A Drive Along the Lake

Today we will make several stops as we leave Mackinac Island in the Straits of Mackinac in Lake Huron between the upper and lower peninsulas of the state. After a ferry ride, we will collect the car in St. Ignace … Continue reading

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Mackinac Island, Michigan

While my mom was most looking forward to the Soo Locks, today’s visit to Mackinac Island was at the top of my list. The island sits in the Straits of Mackinac in Lake Huron and embraces the romantic notions of … Continue reading

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A Stop in Gettysburg on the way Home

Photo ©Jean Janssen Cyclorama, Gettysburg National Military Park We are checking out of the Hershey Lodge today and driving to Gettysburg, PA on the way to Baltimore. Our morning began with packing and then the farewell wedding breakfast. It was … Continue reading

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The Cake in the Chocolate Ballroom

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Today is our first full day in Pennsylvania. The wedding is at 2 pm and the dress is cocktail attire, so Natasha needs some time for grooming. We got up early so we could head out a see … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day in the Texas Hill Country During COVID-19

We started Mother’s Day with another wonderful morning at Emma’s Ranch in the Texas Hill Country.  I got up early and walked into the kitchen to spot deer just outside the window.  It just gave me a warm feeling inside. … Continue reading

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Coming out of COVID-19: A Taste of the Texas Hill Country

I haven’t been out of Houston since our ill-fated trip to Vietnam in March.  Here in our urban setting (Houston is the 4th largest city in the USA), we are still wearing masks, social distancing, and sanitizing like crazy.  It’s … Continue reading

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The Painted Churches of Texas

This special edition post of travelbynatasha.com is dedicated to the sisters of Delta Delta Delta.  They are the ones who made this trip special. Shortly before 9 am on a spring Friday morning we left Houston to visit the historical … Continue reading

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Natasha goes on a road trip (and misses historic flooding in Houston)

My mom has decided to return to live in Michigan long term; I won’t say permanently because I suspect she will be back in Texas at some point.  Rocky and I are driving her back now that the weather is … Continue reading

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