Tag: #WonderfulLife

Omaha’s Art Deco Train Station

August 23 – Jim: I’m a fan of railroads, railroad stations, and art deco. The railroad part dates back to my grandfather being a baggage handler for Railway Express Agency at Union Station, Detroit, Michigan, and from taking a number of cross-country railroad trips when I was a kid, back in the 50’s. My appreciation […]

Omaha, Nebraska

Aug. 23, 2016 – As we drove North along the Missouri River through Iowa, I learned that Larra had never been to Nebraska. What better excuse to take a break than to cut across the river and see the sights in Omaha – if there are any? So we headed West at Council Bluffs, and […]

Where We’ve Been

August 21-27, 2016 – After more than two months on the road we decided to call a halt to it, and return to Larra’s place in Vancouver. Of course, by now that’s 3,000 miles – 5,000 km – away, so we have quite a drive ahead of us. Off we go! It’s all about the […]

Quips and Quotes 2

We both got new phones last week. Larra got a new IPhone, and Jim got a new Android. Both of the phones are sitting on the kitchen counter. One rings, and Jim picks it up. Jim: “It’s an automated message from Verizon. Oh, look! Our text messages look exactly the same!” Larra: “That’s because it’s […]

Changing the Trip

Aug. 16, 2016 – We’re retired. We go where we want and do what we want, when we want. Plans are only guidelines and can be changed at any time. It’s the journey that’s important, not the destination. SOOooooooo, we’re changing our travel plans again. We’re leaving the Florida and Florida Keys part of this […]

Flirting – HOT Flirting!

April 3, 2016 I got a poem from Larra this morning: “Innocent Larraine flies to Maui To meet worldly Jim and he Turns her world upside down! You have No Idea what you have uncovered inside of me. And that’s just the beginning! 💞”         . I replied, “Oh? Tell me more!” and sent her […]

Nashville, Tennessee

August 1, 2016 – Nashville was amazing. Friends of mine had gone to Nashville before but I don’t recall anyone raving about it. I was actually told by a woman the night before we left that she was disappointed in Nashville when she went there. So I wasn’t expecting much. Jim and I had planned […]

48 Ways to Build Love in your Marriage

While Larra and I were at Hiawatha’s Wellness Center, I was the only man there. I was working and eating with four or five women, all week long. As a survival mechanism I mowed the grass. That took two days, and then I spent another two days with the weed eater, making the place immaculate. […]

Deciphering Our Logo

When I adopted this image as our logo I thought it represented Larra on the hood screaming in terror, me driving, and you, Constant Reader, holding on for dear life. I now realize that it’s Larra on the front, manifesting the direction we’re going and calling out instructions, the Divine Order of the Universe driving […]

The Homes Where Jim Grew Up

July 17, 2016 – On Sunday my son, Jason, loaded the family in the car and we went for a tour of the homes that I grew up in. In the early ’70s, with my sister Monica and I both off to college, my parents decided it was time to move to a smaller house, […]

Our Backup Love Song

July 23, 2016 – Last night we watched the movie “Ghost.” When it was over, Larra declared this to be our “other,” or backup love song, in addition to “One and Only.”

Gettin’ Down the Road

August 2, 2016 – Because of the rain and heavy traffic today, I drove the entire way, from Murfreesboro, Tennessee to our farm in Midville. The weather didn’t clear up until we were almost home. This picture is how Larra looked when I asked her to drive the last ten miles to the farm. People […]

Point Pelee, Ontario

July 18, 2016 – Larra: The southernmost point in Canada, Point Pelee is a peninsula extending into Lake Erie, caused by the currents in the lake. As a kid, Jim and his family would come here on weekends when visiting his family in Leamington. We parked in the last lot and walked down to the […]

Mutual Manifesting Is Now In Overdrive

July 9, 2016 From 2002 to 2010 I worked with Creative Health Institute (CHI) in Hodunk, MI. CHI is an alternative health institute teaching the raw vegan lifestyle. Living the lifestyle was great for me. I lost over 40 lbs., and had the energy and flexibility of a much younger man. I served in various […]

Traveling with Jim Carey

I guess you made me realize something else about myself, Larra. That I approach road trips like flying a plane or navigating a ship. Check the weather, file a flight plan, update the log book, load-master the craft, check all systems, engine on, GPS navigation on, check for traffic, open throttle, release the brakes, and […]

A Change of Plans

We just learned that Jim’s mother isn’t doing too well right now. Rather than continue on to Niagara Falls, Leamington, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, and all the rest we have planned, we’re going to leave Calgary tomorrow and drive down to see her in Arkansas. Mom’s suffering some dementia, and we believe that if we can […]

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The night before we left Vancouver Larra’s hair turned a deep purple color. She says it happened all by itself, but I’m suspicious of the two hours she spent in the bathroom that night. You only see it in direct sunlight, but it’s definitely purple. So when I saw these two young ladies coming out […]