Things I love about GrandpaLyle’s Ark

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain on February 5, 2020 . . . in no particular order: Adventure: It’s delivered me safely to all four corners of the 48 states and parts of Canada.  Wrap: I wanted to create something unique. And I did. It’s often the opening to a nice conversation . . . or even a delightfulContinue reading “Things I love about GrandpaLyle’s Ark”

Another rite of passage – the pilot retires his flight bag

May 21, 2019 It’s really true, GrandpaLyle’s Ark will launch from NW Arkansas again in July. Headed north for a couple days in the Chicago area, then on from there to somewhere. The Ark was sidelined recently so I could take a stab at being young again. Let me explain. About two years ago aContinue reading “Another rite of passage – the pilot retires his flight bag”

What does an aging hippie do?

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain on May 15, 2018 As I fantasized about transforming the In-turd-er into GrandpaLyle’s Ark I dreamed of the life I missed when I was in my hurry-up years. You know: hurry-up and drive, hurry up and finish school, hurry-up and get a job, hurry-up and get married, hurry-up and buy aContinue reading “What does an aging hippie do?”

Don’t give in to the brat.

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain on October 1, 2016 Last night at Old Forge Camping Resort I vowed to hike the nature trail in the morning. This morning as the sun came up there was no part of me that wanted to leave the warm sheets and soft pillow. But I did. A lesson in theContinue reading “Don’t give in to the brat.”

What’s in North Cape, PEI?

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on September 12, 2016 Although it was going to add a couple extra driving hours, I decided to stop at North Cape, PEI. Doing so would mean I hit all four corners of the island and I was promised a look at a fascinating house made from glass bottles. Not sureContinue reading “What’s in North Cape, PEI?”

Believe the GPS: Low bridge, everybody down.

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on September 15, 2016 Last night I must have been completely fried. Exhausted enough to sleep for days, I paid for two nights. But I really wanted to get right back on the road. In the morning, the proprietor at Wishing Start Campground in Shediac, NB, could see that I lookedContinue reading “Believe the GPS: Low bridge, everybody down.”

Canada to the United States – and the day in Maine

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagaon.com on September 23, 2016 Question to ponder: When did the United States of America change from plural to singular? Entering the U.S. at a remote point with minimal traffic seemed like a good idea – a charming experience with the same low key approach to life I’d been enjoying for the past sixContinue reading “Canada to the United States – and the day in Maine”

Thanks to all the angels in the world

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain on August 28, 2016 You may or may not believe in angels. As a child I did. Of course as an adult I knew better. But now I’m not so sure. Today I was headed for Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia. If the beauty of the park comparedContinue reading “Thanks to all the angels in the world”

When old friends become new friends

Originally posted August 24, 2016 Yesterday I had the delightful experience of renewing a friendship that had languished for a looooooong time. Other that a couple brief visits, I hadn’t seen Willie Mims since we graduated way more than fifty years ago (actually I seem to recall his hame is Jim Wolford but he wasContinue reading “When old friends become new friends”

On the road again . . . at 75

Originally posted to ontheroadagainagain.com on May 5, 2016 After 2½ weeks of hopscotching around the country celebrating my 75th, it felt strange to be back home (in the Ark). My road trip started two months ago from home in Arkansas but was interrupted by flights to both coasts with a couple stops in the middle.Continue reading “On the road again . . . at 75”