Jane's Travel Blog

New Chapter: Explore the World


Atlanta via Stevens Point, Milwaukee and Nashville


Bob and I have arrived in Atlanta for a 5 day visit with Ann, Bob’s sister. Thank you Ann! We left Copper Harbor on Aug 7th, and stopped in Stevens Point to see my mom and brother Kip. We were greeted with a wonderful meal of chicken cacciatore and blueberry dessert – YUM – Thanks Mom.

Winnie’s home awaited us in Milwaukee where we attended the crazy and lovely Moss Wedding.

We left Milwaukee on Sunday, drove to Elizabethtown, IN (great name) for an uneventful overnight and landed in Nashville late Monday morning. We had lunch at the famous Tooties Bar. We heard Jessie Keith Whitley and Scott Collier. The music and the boys truly entertained. Tootsies is a must if you ever get to Nashville.

We headed back to the hotel for a quick regrouping, a nap, and returned downtown for more food and live music. This time we heard Tim Bridges at the Honky Tank Bar. In a nutshell, Nashville rocks!

We tried to get into open mic at the Blue Bird Cafe, but the lines were too long and they had hit their capacity. Bob went later that night to catch the last 40 minutes of the second set. For those that know me well, I was sleeping by then. (I like to sleep).

We were up early the next morning, on the road and  had a picnic lunch at Point Park on top of Look Out Mountain in Chattanooga, TN. The park had amazing views and a great path for a quick walk to stretch the car legs.  So, as I said, we are now at Ann’s relaxing and catching up.

Sunday we leave for Philadelphia to help Joey and Molly move in.


Copper Harbor, MI

Copper Harbor, MI has been our home for the last 10 days of the Big Adventure. Friends built a “cabin” on Lake Medora and have generously allowed us to stay. It is a perfectly magical place. It rained the first few days which was a blessing as I needed some down time. I pretty much read, practiced yoga, and ate healthy food. We did a little hiking too, some right on the property. David and Colleen carved out a serpentine peaceful trail. Lots of wild flowers, trees and amazing views of the lake. We ventured out to see a Civil War reenactment at Fort Wilkins State Park. There’s a picture of Bob with one of the characters. Kip, my brother, says it looks like Bob was transported into another time. My favorite spot so far is a rocky point in front of the cabin. I’m writing there, watching sunrises, and just being. We are also excited about our canoeing trips around the lake – so peaceful and quiet. Enjoy a few pictures from Copper Harbor. Next we travel south to Atlanta, GA, with a quick stop in Milwaukee for the Moss wedding. A few more days in MI paradise.













And it has begun…

Holy Shit.  I’ve sold almost everything I own, am living from one suitcase, and traveling the world.

Bob and I left the house July 24th. The renters moved into the house on the 25th.

Because they needed to be in Milwaukee early, we are traveling around the US until August 31 when we catch a flight to Milan, Italy.

So, you could say our travels have begun.

Here are a few pictures of the garden and the house the day we left.

Stay tuned for adventures from Copper Harbor, MI.