Category Archives: Travels with Charley

Mother’s Russia

Travels with Charley: Getting Mother to Russia by Charles McKelvy Travel is never easy, right? Yes, I’m right, because I speak from experience, and the travel misadventure I would like to speak of right now is the trip my late … Continue reading

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Travels with Charley

Springing North for an Annual Spring Renewal By Charles McKelvy Four years ago my good friend Mike Klinger said: “Hey, Charley, how about going on a retreat with me up in Petoskey?” Hmm. Petoskey? In March? Really?!? But then Mike … Continue reading

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Back in The Beacher

(Author’s note: After being absent from the pages of The Beacher Weekly Newspaper in Michigan City, Indiana since December 2012, I have returned with today’s edition and will be appearing as long as the Good Lord allows me to travel … Continue reading

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Just Desserts

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Bringing up the Rear

(Elkhart, Indiana) Watching trains is one of the wonderful things we do when we go to this lively city at the confluence of the Elkhart and Saint Joseph rivers.  After looking at American art at the Midwest Museum of American … Continue reading

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Day-cation in South Haven

(South Haven, Michigan) Our idea of a good time is to motor up north on the beautiful Blue Star Highway to this safe haven north of Saint Joseph and enjoy a leisurely luncheon at Clementine’s with our dear friends Mary … Continue reading

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Seeing Red

If you are fortunate enough to own a Canon PowerShot SX160IS digital camera, switch to the LIVE setting once in a while and have at it.  You won’t always get the results you want, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised when … Continue reading

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