Welcome to the ramblings of Author and Motor Doll…
Lori Bentley Law
August 8, 2018
Celebrating my two-year Migraine Miracle anniversary with an updated post on living Phase Four, and big thank you to Dr. Turknett and his wife Jenny.
August 5, 2018
One of the biggest lessons we’ve learned in our vagabond life is to stay zen with it all, to be flexible and open to possibilities, to not get freaked out by hiccups and to embrace opportunities. This week, we hit both ends of the spectrum: An Airbnb win and a fail.
August 3, 2018
In Letters to Charlie #14 Dora starts off a bit annoyed, but really, she’s simply frustrated with Charlie because she so desperately wants to see him.
July 27, 2018
The Anaheim Executive Inn may be scary to some, but the rooms dedicated to Airbnb are spotlessly clean, nicely decorated, and a great value.
July 24, 2018
Dora writes again from Benton New Hampshire where she is convalescing, and we get a clue as to why she is there in this week’s Letters to Charlie.
July 22, 2018
While this little guest house Airbnb in Old Town Fullerton lacks a quirky edge, it’s solid, high quality, and extremely comfortable. We always look forward to coming back. Here’s why.
July 16, 2018
Dora is back in the Letters to Charlie series, and breaking my heart a little. There’s more going on with Dora than we know.
July 15, 2018
Our vagabond adventure takes us to one of our favorite places on earth: the 66 Motor Palace. Take a journey with us back to the beginning.
July 13, 2018
On this Friday the 13th, we hear again from Helen, although I wonder for how much longer. Her patience is clearly waning.
July 11, 2018
I don’t know about you, but each time I make a discovery or connection in this series, I get really stinkin’ excited. I’m astounded how 109 years after these letters were written, I can dig around and find details. Thanks to archives, I was able to make a pretty cool link, one I would not have ...
July 7, 2018
Two big things happen in this installment: Charlie’s high school graduation, and another letter. But this time… it’s not from Dora.
July 4, 2018
They know us by name at the Hotel Pepper Tree. They even know our favorite room. Fellow traveler Misty at the front desk shares an interest in unique lodging, and always kindly asks us about the places we’ve stayed, making us feel welcome. We wanted to know more about the history of this hotel ...
July 3, 2018
Instead of my usual pre-pontificating, let’s get right to the letter and talk about Dora’s words about baseball, automobiles, and gentleman callers on the other end.
July 1, 2018
This Yorba Linda AirBnB had three really great things going for it: a 1948 Ford parked out front, an awesome Golden Retriever named Tucker (who I kept calling Baxter), and the nicest hosts
June 30, 2018
My big plan of catching up by June 30th (so I can begin posting on correlating date) got derailed as I fell down the rabbit hole of research again, trying to find information on John Merrill, mentioned in this next letter. So who is John Merrill?