Category Archives: Travels with Charley

GET ON THE BUS, GUS

Travels with Charley: (Don’t) Get on the Bus, Gus! by Charles McKelvy Remember Simon and Garfunkel singing: Get on the bus, Gus? All right, I’m dating myself, but my point is that those balladeers of old would not be so … Continue reading

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CRUISING RUSSIA

Travels with Charley: Cruising Russia on Viking Pakhomov by Charles McKelvy I have written extensively about the Viking River Cruises “Waterways of the Czars” trip my 86-year-old mother and I took in Russia in October 2007. Until now, I have … Continue reading

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NIGHT TRAIN

I took a bike ride at 9 last night, and it was already dark.  Gone the endless light of summer.  Oh well.  As a bonus, however, I observed the passage of Amtrak’s Pere Marquette.  Nothing like seeing a speeding passenger … Continue reading

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MORNING HAS BROKEN

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MOTHER’S RUSSIA

Travels with Charley: Cruising Russia on Viking Pakhomov by Charles McKelvy I have written extensively about the Viking River Cruises “Waterways of the Czars” trip my 86-year-old mother and I took in Russia in October 2007. Until now, I have … Continue reading

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TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY: CRUISING RUSSIA

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TRAVELS WITH RANDY

Travels with Charley: A Tale of Taking the Tigers by the Tail by Charles McKelvy My friend Randy Lober and I sensed last year that not all would be well with this year’s baseball season. So we made plans last … Continue reading

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THE ROAD AHEAD

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20TH CENTURY LIMITED

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TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY

A Riviera Holiday in Three Rivers by Charles McKelvy You had every intention of catching a foreign film at the Vickers Theatre in Three Oaks, Mich. but you went too far on U.S. 12 and ended up in Three Rivers. … Continue reading

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THE GREAT SOUTHWEST

(Southwest Michigan) We took a circle tour of southwest Michigan on Wednesday, traveling round-trip to Otsego from Harbert. We went out by way of South Haven on beautiful Blue Star Highway, and returned to Paw Paw and then took a … Continue reading

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MONDAY MEANDERINGS

TRAVELS WITH NATALIE Just because one-seventh of our lives are spent living through Monday, doesn’t mean we can’t make Monday memorable. We certainly do by turning our weekly Monday shopping trips into exotic world travel. Allow me to explain: We … Continue reading

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RIVIERA HOLIDAY

(THREE RIVERS, MICHIGAN) We three, minus Natalie who had to remain home to tend to the AT&T hook-up, took a Riviera holiday Friday afternoon by attending the screening of a Russian film, LETO, at the Riviera Theatre & Bar at … Continue reading

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SUNDAY SNOW-JOURN

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