New England trip was one for the ages

My column has been silent for the past several weeks for several reasons, but the most important one, for Jim and me, was the preparation for and our actual long-anticipated eight-day vacation to New England for a “Fall Foliage” tour. 

We signed on for this bus tour shortly after our store was sold in March, but with Jim’s back surgery, challenged mobility and the subsequent healing and strengthening of muscles and balance, we were never sure if it would happen. We set the event, scheduled from Sept. 21-29, as our goal to . . .