You are currently browsing the archives for the Write-Minded category.

Breaking News

Riding the Rails – The Final Chapter

Risa Aratyr @ November 19, 2017 # 4 Comments

Once on-board the Victoria Clipper, we were homeward bound. After another brief, but comfortable night at Castle Whiteside Airbnb, we headed to Seattle’s rather grim-looking King Street Station to catch the Coast Starlight. One of the Starlight’s many stops is Martinez, California – a town not far from Sonoma.  Yet, for reasons that shall forever […]

More on page 4025

O, Canada

Risa Aratyr @ October 30, 2017 # One Comment

All I really needed from Seattle was a comfortable bed.  I got that (super-comfy King-size, tons of pillows) and more.  As we arrived late and had to leave early, we weren’t there long enough to enjoy most of Castle Whiteside’s comforts and amenities, but I did test out our room’s full-stretch, mini-swimming-pool tub and plush, […]

More on page 3911

Sitting Here in Limbo

Risa Aratyr @ October 12, 2017 # 14 Comments

I know we’ll be ok, my husband and I.  I appreciate our friends’ frantic messages – get out now! stay safe! don’t hesitate to evacuate! – but really, no worries, sweethearts.  Roy has some practice in fleeing property-threatening fires, and we are both skilled in the art of letting go of our home and all […]

More on page 3884

Riding the Rails – A Chronicle

Risa Aratyr @ October 5, 2017 # 7 Comments

FRIDAY 9 JUNE:  This day the travellers journeyed westward in the steel belly of the California Zephyr. As we climbed aboard, the attendant said something about hurrying to the observation car, there might be a few seats left. I didn’t pay much attention.  A crowded observation car had no appeal, to me at least.  We […]

More on page 3734

Rocky Mountain High

Risa Aratyr @ September 25, 2017 # 2 Comments

I have history with Colorado. When Babs and Joe met in Chicago, sparks definitely flew, but it was in Denver they fully ignited.  I was well into my teens before my sister clued me in that the photos of my parents’ romantic stay at the Greystone Ranch in Evergreen had been taken before they were […]

More on page 3590