I’m Traveling

The Springer Brothers (Jim, Pete, Bill, and Tom) at Our Family Reunion Last Summer at Twin Harbors, MN

I won’t be around much for the next two weeks. I’m jumping on an airplane tomorrow (well, literally not jumping) to start a two-week Springer brother reunion tour. Somehow, we scattered ourselves so much that there is one brother in each of the four continental time zones. I’ll be making pit stops in New Jersey, Minnesota, and Colorado, before returning home to California. This trip has been on my Bucket List for quite some time, and I’m finally making it happen.

If that isn’t enough, I will be catching up with a few friends along the way, including meeting up with two blogging friends in person. I’ll bet you’re curious who that might be, but I’m not telling yet. Maybe I’ll show up on your doorstep.🤣🤣🤣 You’re not likely to see me around for a couple of weeks. See you on the flip side.

Sailing by Christopher Cross (Make those dreams come true!)

92 thoughts on “I’m Traveling

  1. Happy traveling and reunioning!! I’m curious about those blogging friends, of course, especially now that we are back in the US (your home state to be precise). 🙂

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    1. petespringerauthor May 1, 2022 — 4:57 pm

      I suspect you’re at the southern end of the state. We’re up closer to the Oregon border in the heart of the redwoods. Happy trails, Liesbet.

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      1. Your suspicion is correct, Pete. Happy trails to you, too!!!

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  2. I hope you have a great tour, Pete!

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    1. petespringerauthor May 1, 2022 — 5:27 pm

      My first tour—too bad none of us can sing that well.

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      1. It’s the spirit that counts!

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  3. Safe and happy travels, Pete! looking forward to reading about it and finding out about your blogging friends visits. We are in Florida if you want to stop by 😊

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    1. petespringerauthor May 1, 2022 — 5:28 pm

      Afraid the closest I’ll get to you is Pennslyvania. Hope you get your van back soon.

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  4. Have a wonderful time with your brothers! Family is great! How awesome about seeing blogging friends. Hey, we have icecream if you stop by. 😉

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    1. petespringerauthor May 1, 2022 — 5:31 pm

      Looking forward to the entire trip. I feel lucky to be able to enjoy this time with my brothers. Don’t tempt me with the ice cream. I’m trying to stay away, but it keeps calling my name. “Pete. Pete. I know you hear me, Pete.”

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      1. Glad you are taking the time with your brothers. Time goes by so fast. My sisters and I have been more diligent about getting together and always enjoy it.

        LOL! We have Butterscotch ripple and usually have chocolate marshmallow or mint chocolate chip.

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  5. Have a great time, Pete!

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    1. petespringerauthor May 1, 2022 — 5:35 pm

      The longest day of travel is tomorrow. Got my books and notebooks ready for the plane. I’m going to finally finish Educated, and then it’s on to The Queen’s Gambit.

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  6. Have fun with your brothers, Pete! See you when you get back.

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    1. petespringerauthor May 1, 2022 — 5:37 pm

      Got to make these moments count. It’s been forever since I had some one-on-one time with each one.

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      1. You are so right about the importance of making those moments count.

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    1. petespringerauthor May 1, 2022 — 7:34 pm

      Thanks, John. Your part of the country is one of the few places I’m not going.

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  7. Have a great trip and tour!

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    1. petespringerauthor May 1, 2022 — 7:35 pm

      I’m planning on it. There’s no point in going to bed early because I won’t fall asleep. Looks like a night to read until my eyes won’t stay open.

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  8. Wow…what fun that will be, Pete, stay safe and I know you will make the most of every second…Enjoy! x

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    1. petespringerauthor May 1, 2022 — 7:37 pm

      For a guy who’s retired, I’ve been pretty busy. It’s a good kind of busy instead of stress-related. I’ll catch up with you in a couple of weeks, Carol.

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      1. I absolutely agree hence the tag line of my blog..retirement can open up a whole new world of opportunities…x

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  9. I just got back from a mini-reunion in Vegas. The planes and airports are so different without masks. I came down with Covid and am isolating for five days. Enjoy the reunion and stay safe!

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    1. petespringerauthor May 1, 2022 — 10:00 pm

      Sorry to hear that, John. I hope you get a mild case. What percentage of people on the plane were masked?

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  10. Have a great time!! Love the song.

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    1. petespringerauthor May 2, 2022 — 5:26 am

      Christopher Cross only hit it big with a couple of his albums, but I like this song and Ride Like the Wind. Sitting at the airport right now.

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  11. This sounds great, happy travels Pete.

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    1. petespringerauthor May 2, 2022 — 5:29 am

      Thanks, Paul. I hope the music and writing are going well.

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  12. Safe travels, my friend!

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    1. petespringerauthor May 2, 2022 — 5:30 am

      Thanks, Brad. Feels good to get out and about. How’s Nurse Ratchet? 🤣

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  13. Have a fabulous time! Looking forward to hearing all about your adventures 😊

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    1. petespringerauthor May 2, 2022 — 5:33 am

      There should be many stories to tell, though, as the writer, I reserve the right to tell my version of the truth. 🤣
      Here’s to some Tuesday Tunes tomorrow!

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      1. As long as no fake news is involved!

        The Tunes are being readied, as we speak 😊

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  14. have a great time, I know you’ve been waiting for this brothers trip for so long. I’ve met a few bloggers along the way, and it was always fun meeting them in person.

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    1. petespringerauthor May 2, 2022 — 5:35 am

      Got to seize these opportunities when they come along.

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  15. This trip sounds so wonderful. I know you will totally enjoy yourself. Always nice to do things from one’s Bucket List.

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    1. petespringerauthor May 2, 2022 — 5:36 am

      I typically travel with my wife, but this will be time mostly spent with the guys.

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      1. Girls have their trips and guys have their trips. Always nice to do that now and then.

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  16. Enjoy, Pete. I can’t wait to hear about it when you return.

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    1. petespringerauthor May 2, 2022 — 5:38 am

      I’m excited to see my nephews, niece, and great-nieces and nephews along with the chance to take in some history.

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      1. Sounds brilliant!

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  17. Yay – Dance of Joy! What fun for you and your bros. BTW: in the photo, you and Tom could pass as twins! HA!

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    1. petespringerauthor May 2, 2022 — 5:39 am

      He was the other teacher in the family, though he rode it out longer than I did (40 years).

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  18. Frequent Flyer shall be secured with some marvelous memories! 😊

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    1. petespringerauthor May 2, 2022 — 7:58 pm

      This takes me back to the cross-country driving trips we used to take as a family. Dad wouldn’t think twice about traveling 700 or 800 miles in a day. I feel like I lost my zest for traveling for a long time after that.

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      1. Gotta have a road trip music list handy. Sing and smile, mile after mile. 🎶

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  19. Happy Travels and have a great time with your brothers, Pete. Relax, and see you when you get back.

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    1. petespringerauthor May 2, 2022 — 8:00 pm

      I thought I planned to read a ton on the airplane today, but my eyes got heavy quickly—plenty more days for that before bed.

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      1. Ha ha ha. I know the feeling. Have a wonderful reunion. 🙂

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  20. Here’s to the Springer Brothers’ reunion! Why does that sound like a concert tour? Bon voyage and have a great time!

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    1. petespringerauthor May 2, 2022 — 8:01 pm

      I used to tell people that Jerry Springer was my uncle. Does that count?😊

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  21. Have a wonderful and safe trip, Pete.

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    1. petespringerauthor May 2, 2022 — 8:03 pm

      Thank you, Robbie. It was a long travel day. I’m checking in for a minute before heading off to bed.

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  22. Have fun Pete! Stay safe! 🙂

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    1. petespringerauthor May 2, 2022 — 8:04 pm

      Thanks, Janie. I sure hope you get some answers about your health.

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      1. Thank you Pete. Me too! 🙂

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  23. You should find plenty of good Blog material along the way. Great picture of you and your brothers.

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    1. petespringerauthor May 2, 2022 — 8:06 pm

      That’s an added benefit. The lengths that we go to find something to write about.🤣

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  24. Have a fantastic time, Pete – it sounds like quite an amazing trip. Toni x

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    1. petespringerauthor May 3, 2022 — 6:12 pm

      Just completed the first full day and made a lot of great memories. I promised myself that I wouldn’t blog about any of it until I got home. Got to live in the moment.

      I hear congratulations are in order for you, Toni. How exciting to have a new book coming out!

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  25. I’m happy for you Pete! See you soon (not literally, unless the Sunshine State is on your way. 😂😂)

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    1. petespringerauthor May 3, 2022 — 6:14 pm

      I was so tired after traveling cross country yesterday, but I made up for it today. It will be fun to share some of my adventures in a couple of weeks.

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  26. It’s always wonderful to see your photos of Springer brother, Pete! Happy traveling and enjoy your trip with your brothers!

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    1. petespringerauthor May 3, 2022 — 6:16 pm

      I know you are also a family-oriented person, Miriam. I always enjoy seeing your photos of your daughter and grandchildren.

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      1. You’re right, Pete. Family is important to me. Have fun with your brothers.

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  27. Enjoy your visiting tour Pete! Looking forward to finding out which bloggers you meet up with 🙂

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    1. petespringerauthor May 3, 2022 — 6:19 pm

      Just had dinner with one and her husband tonight. Like you, I like to live in the moment. I’ll write about it later as you did after returning from your trip.

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  28. Safe travels, Pete! Looking forward to hearing about all of your adventures. 😀

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    1. petespringerauthor May 4, 2022 — 1:17 pm

      The first chapter was pretty great. Hopefully, this story has many more memorable moments.

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      1. Aww… that’s just wonderful, and I know you will have many more memorable moments ahead. Best to you.

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  29. What a wonderful trip! Say hi to NJ from me (I grew up in southern NJ – but was happy to leave it). ;-0 Wish you were coming up New England way. This blogger would have welcomed you and introduced you to many Boston historic spots. Maybe next time. In the meantime, I look forward to reading your next post when you return to CA.

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    1. petespringerauthor May 4, 2022 — 1:21 pm

      The only part of Boston I saw was the airport. I have to laugh because getting my rental car took longer (I’m not joking) than my flight from Eureka to San Francisco. I got to Concord yesterday and checked out some of the famous historical sites from the American Revolution.

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      1. OH, I was 20 minutes away!! Hopefully you walked on the Minuteman Bridge and maybe had lunch at the Colonial Inn. We have friends here now from Austin TX, and we’re taking them there today!
        And re: Boston airport. Um yes, takes forever to get your baggage too. 😦

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  30. This is soooo exciting! I am going on a little local weekend getaway with just my sisters and I can’t tell you HOW EXCITED I AM! Every time I am around my sisters, I somehow feel safe and revert back to my old childhood ways… they just bring it out of me and I love being around them! I am so excited for your time away, Pete! Enjoy!!!! 😛

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    1. Also, can’t wait to hear your stories upon your return!!! 😀

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      1. petespringerauthor May 4, 2022 — 8:37 pm

        I just spent time with one of my blogging friends yesterday, and the other one is taking me around Philadelphia tomorrow. Life is good. I catch up with brother #1 on Friday. Lots of stories to come, but I’m living in the present. After I get home on the 16th, I’ll share some of it.

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  31. You are reminding me that I’m long overdue for a trip with my two sisters. What fun we had in Homosassa, Florida. But that was over a year ago.

    Thanks for the video. I will forward it to my daughter-in-law who is an art therapist for residents at a facility for substance abuse. Happy trails, Pete!

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    1. petespringerauthor May 10, 2022 — 7:47 pm

      I encourage you and others to take the time to put these family connections at the front of the line. I have never been one to take things for granted, but Covid and some of the other chaos of the world have reinforced the need to make every day count.

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  32. Have a great trip, looking forward to hearing about it.

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    1. petespringerauthor May 15, 2022 — 4:17 pm

      I’ve been without Internet for four days. How did the pioneers survive?🤣 I’m heading home tomorrow. Lots of posts to follow from this amazing trip.

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  33. It’s interesting how we’re taking a break at around the same time too, lol. It’s been almost three weeks since this post, and I hope that you’ve been having a ton of fun with your travels. I’m thinking of what you said about feeling better when not spending as much time on the blog. I also think I should extend this break to social media, because attention residue is real, and knowing what’s happening to all my friends’ (and strangers’) lives during most hours of the day is really taking a toll on my creative mind.

    I think we’re in the 1950s era of smoking. Maybe the internet is damaging our minds, but we just don’t know it yet. Or maybe I just need to take off my tinfoil hat, lol. Anyway, have fun, Pete!

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    1. petespringerauthor May 18, 2022 — 7:32 pm

      The key for many people is to do things in moderation. When we do too much of anything, I think it tends to burn us out. I feel refreshed, but I want to devote most of my writing time to novels. Blogs are a pleasant alternative but not my top priority right now.

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  34. Enjoy your time away, my friend, and travel safely. Ohhh I’m now wondering who the two blogging friends are that you mentioned (listens out for doorbell to ring)!

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    1. petespringerauthor May 19, 2022 — 6:47 pm

      Haha! I’ll be over tomorrow. 🤣 I’ve had many people speculate who they were, and that’s been fun. Both people turned out to be exactly who I thought they’d be like. I’ll have a blog post to start the reveal in the next day or two.

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  35. Hope you had an amazing reunion!!! Sounds like such a fun trip!

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    1. petespringerauthor May 20, 2022 — 7:44 am

      Thanks, Moksha. It’s great when our plans turn out to be as we imagined them. I’m happy I decided to make this happen.

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  36. I can’t wait to read about your trip! I hope the reunion was as incredible as it sounds

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    1. petespringerauthor May 29, 2022 — 3:28 pm

      I’m getting a lot of mileage from this trip in terms of blog posts. I’ll have to see if I can wrap it up with one last post about my time with my brothers.

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