Different Kind of Time

I can’t concentrate to write anymore, can barely think straight, and having a tough time keeping even this stream of consciousness coherent. I began typing Gift of Time when the world was still “normal”. The piece was complete, needing only minor proofing before posting. Then my motivation went away with our destinations, my mood soured, […]

Cruise the Zoo 2020!

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world, forcing everyone to adapt to new normals. As we slowly emerge from our “shelter in place” orders, folks are still shying away from public gathering. Places dependent on public support must find new ways to fund their missions. In one example, zoos still need to house, feed, and […]

Welcome back to Ride Local Dream Global! 

Motorbikes & Local Destinations – Dreaming of Epic Journeys, Groovin’ on Simple Treks! Plenty of stories and photos from short trips, local color, interesting eateries, riding stories and reviews. Take some time, wander around, see what’s new. When you’ve seen enough of our explorations, tell us about yours. Leave a note, a recommendation, or take […]

2020: A Year of Visual Clarity and Interesting Photography

Over 200 pictures for an hour on the trail? Good grief! An hour spent culling out the good photos, ultimately winnowing them down to about pictures worth keeping? Becoming a lazy and inefficient photographer again, and something needs to change. A great advantage of digital photography is the virtually unlimited number of pictures one can […]

Low and Slow at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Vintage motorcycles, airplanes, and automobiles, my idea of a perfect destination! Finding ourselves with a few days to travel, we aimed toward the Catskills in New York. Remembering I’d wanted to visit the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome years ago, PrettyWife the Navigator planned our ride to get us there for a show- and what a show […]

The USS Slater: A Destroyer Escort Connection

WWII was, arguably, the last war with a distinct enemy and humanity at stake. A generation of young enlisted men rose to save the world, and far too many paid with their lives. Personally, one grandfather came home to share Navy stories, while Army stories from the other lay silent beneath a simple white cross […]