A Memorable Pipe Picking Adventure from Colorado to Bulgaria and Ukraine

My wife and I had the opportunity to visit our former home and place of work in Bulgaria for several weeks in August and September.  When we left Sofia last year and relocated to Golden, Colorado, it was amid the earlier COVID concerns, and our departure left many unspoken goodbyes to friends and colleagues.  We …

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A Road Trip and a Visit to The Country Squire Tobacconist in Jackson, Mississippi

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Blog by Dal Stanton

This story started with a snow blizzard in Golden, Colorado, which made me long for the sunny, balmy weather of South Florida and with a serendipitous question to my wife: ‘Do you want to go to Florida?’  Her positive response set in motion a road trip which embarked barely 48 hours later heading to visit family in Port St. Lucy, on Florida’s east coast.  The 48-hour countdown included packing my ‘Pipe Restoration Mobile Unit’ and contacting friends and family along the 2K+ mile trek who would ‘offer a room at the inn’ so we would not have to stay in COVID prone motels and hotels.  So, joyfully I hung my snow shovel and my wife topped off the myriad of bird feeders under her care with oil rich sesame seed, and we headed to Florida on a road trip yearning for warmer weather!During our couple…

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