Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday Mom!

Mom is 88 today, and she's doing phenomenally. We have no warm weather trips this year, but we did get up to Chicago in January to see Randy Rainbow, https://www.randyrainbow.com, a very funny fellow who posts many funny and well-executed videos on youtube. We took the train up on Friday Jan. 26th. When we got to Chicago it was raining and it was a long, cold and wet walk from Union Station to our hotel. The distance was only a 15-minute walk which I'd thought would be a breeze but loaded down with a backpack and pulling a suitcase in the rain was a chore. The hotel was lovely, the Hampton...

read more

Hi! It's me, Grace

I’m Grace Hughes, from Springfield, IL. Welcome to my world of fun, mostly involving cats and sometimes travel.

Don’t forget to subscribe and keep up with my adventures

January Cats

January Cats

January - well, it's over. We had some bitterly bitter cold and I ended up in the ER for a record-breaking third time. It was because of the high heart rate with Afib again, but then I got to see a...

read more
Bitter cold plus other stuff

Bitter cold plus other stuff

First of all - the Sunday before Xmas Mom came down with a "cold." She came to our house the Thurs. evening before Xmas and coughed a whole lot. On the 23rd, Kevin was suddenly sick with her "cold."...

read more
Wrapping up 2023

Wrapping up 2023

Here's a lamp I bought at the Union Square Christmas market. The seller claimed it's made in Indonesia, and hopefully that's true and it wasn't made by Chines slave laborer children. Kevin took this...

read more
Ending our trip with a Bang

Ending our trip with a Bang

After racing through the Met I wanted to walk through Central Park for a bit. I knew Mom wouldn't be up for much of it but at least we got to walk for a while. Many festive horse and carriages were...

read more
The Met

The Met

Thursday Dec. 14th, we took the subway to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I'd bought tickets online at the last minute in our hotel room and was glad we didn't have to wait in that line. The coat...

read more
NYC Day Two – Harry Potter New York!

NYC Day Two – Harry Potter New York!

Besides seeing "Some Like it Hot," the other thing I really wanted to do in NYC was to visit the Harry Potter store. We set out on the subway at the crack of noon on Wednesday, and the subway was...

read more
Merry…

Merry…

Merry Christmas to you. I hope you're having a good day. Kevin got Mom's cold on Saturday so right now he's in bed, napping. We exchanged gifts and then it was back to bed for him So, not the most...

read more
More of November

More of November

Whew. Got back from NYC last evening and I've been dead-tired every since. But this is way back on November 19th, when we enjoyed the nice weather. This is about my favorite photo ever, featuring...

read more