Summer is a great time for a road trip, and a summer wedding is an even better reason. This has been kind of a regular thing most of the past few years.
This is the fourth and final report on my New England road trip that began with a visit to Virginia, included a short stop at Yale, and a short week at InterVarsity’s Toah Nipi Retreat and Training Center in New Hampshire. (more…)
This year’s spring excursion found me headed east early in the morning, towards Virginia. (more…)
Prairie du Chien, my home town, is Wisconsin’s second oldest city and the home of Wisconsin’s first millionaire. Hercules Dousman made his fortune in the fur trade in the early 19th century. I grew up looking at a picture of the family mansion, the Villa Louis, on the Ahrens Dairy milk cartons at breakfast every morning. The Villa is a historic site that attracts visitors all year long.
Last weekend we were invited for breakfast. Actually it was a special event on the Villa’s calendar called “A Victorian Breakfast.” (more…)
The arrival of 2017 found me on the road headed south, towards InterVarsity’s staff conference in Orlando. (more…)
As I started to head back toward Wisconsin on my Eastern Excursion (part one is here), I had one final appointment on my schedule: an interview with Robert Finley, InterVarsity’s first evangelist. Finley was hired right out of college, the University of Virginia, where he had started what was the largest student initiated Christian group of any U.S. college in the early 1940s. He worked for InterVarsity during the week and Youth for Christ on the weekends. (more…)
Attended a lot of conventions and drove a lot of road trips in the 1990s. The east coast interstate routes became fairly familiar. This summer decided it was time for another road trip out east. (more…)
Two nephews got married this summer. The weddings were one week apart, and out-of-state, so for excursions #3 & #4 for the year we enjoyed some beautiful summer scenery, as well as the beautiful wedding ceremonies. (more…)