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(I’m interrupting my Lake Placid travelogue to memorialize my dear dog George who crossed the Rainbow Bridge last week.) George came into our lives unexpectedly, adopted with his sister … more
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel with my daughter Liz, son-in-law Peter, and granddaughter Adeline to Universal Studios in Florida. This trip was a combination Christmas and birthday … more
Imagine my surprise when I went to my Amazon Prime Video channel this past week and discovered that they were now going to show ads while I watched shows unless I paid them an extra three dollars a … more
I nearly forgot to clear up one little mystery about our Christmas cruise from Vienna to Budapest that I teased in my first article about this trip.   While we were driving into Vienna from … more
My sister-in-law Susan and I enjoyed our first day on board our Avalon Christmas Market Danube River cruise this past November. We visited the Schonbrunn Palace and then after a most delicious dinner … more
Our second full day in Vienna was action-packed. My sister-in-law Susan and I had hoofed it over to the fabulous Sisi Museum in the Hofburg Palace and then wandered back through the streets of … more
At last, the day arrived for my sister-in-law Susan and I to begin our Christmas Market adventure in Europe.   We met at Newark Airport, and all too soon it was time to board our flight on … more
When the world seems really crazy these days, I like to remember that it has always been this upsetting. The difference is that we didn’t have to hear about it twenty-four hours a day.   … more
One of the most moving experiences I had in Montreal was at the McCord Stewart Museum, which features the history of Canada.   Now on permanent exhibition is “Indigenous Voices of Today: … more
Tuesday dawned bright and sunny in Montreal and sister Mary, brother-in-law John, and I were ready to make the most of it.   We started with a hearty Montreal brunch at the B & M Restaurant … more
Hello, my friends. I am writing this column in sunny Montréal, where the temperature has been near 80 degrees for the past few days. I am here with my sister Mary and her husband John, … more
This column was written by my son Michael Werner, who is a bus driver, writer, and standup comedian.   Enjoy.   In this mixed-up world full of different opinions, different … more
My delightful granddaughter Adeline is growing up.   She will soon be celebrating her tenth birthday, and she is already beginning to sound like a teenager. The other day she saw a man on … more
Yes, dear readers, I know the world is moving really fast these days. But here are seven things that will help you have a phenomenal fall. 1. It is perfectly OK to start buying Halloween candy … more
Hi there, fellow travelers.   It sure has been a swell summer of traveling, hasn’t it? I fear that the glamour of travel is rapidly showing its age for most of the traveling public. … more
My granddaughter Adeline (age 9) was ready to go to the Dressage for Kids (D4K) Festival in Saugerties at Horseshows in the Sun (HITS) with her buddies from Frog Hollow Farm. The seven girls … more
My granddaughter Adeline has been taking horseback riding lessons since the pandemic. She and her parents were staying with me then and riding was a sport that she could do safely. She loved it and … more
When I was growing up, daytime tv consisted of game shows and soap operas. One of the most popular shows was Queen for a Day. It aired around midday, so when we kids were home, we often watched it. … more
Our adventure began one night when Adeline was unable to fall asleep and peered over the side of her loft bed. She saw something lurking on the floor in the dark, between the bed and the wall. She … more
In a recent standup performance, comic John Mulaney said that he used to call Blockbuster to see if a certain movie was in. He asked his audience to think about that sentence—he called on a … more
As a travel lover, I have been on many flights.   I have experienced flight delays, but I have never had a flight canceled. That is, until this past Saturday. I was headed down to Florida … more
Now I know what you’re thinking-Hey Werner, you’ve been taking us with you all over God’s green earth, and now we’re stuck in your backyard? What’s with that? But bear … more
Our week in East Hampton was spent relaxing, enjoying great food and great company, and taking some time to relax. We also took a field trip to Montauk, where my daughter, son-in-law, … more
Luckily for me, the journeys continue!   Last week I was again fortunate enough to travel with my daughter Liz, son-in-law Peter, and granddaughter Adeline.   This time, no airplanes were … more
  Mark Twain, that legendary American author, once lived in Hartford, Connecticut, with his wife and children.   Luckily for us, his beautiful home has been restored and must be one of the … more
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