Gardens Around the Globe

I’m starting a new series today on gardens. There are many different types of gardens including herb, butterfly, Japanese, vegetable, container, castle, and community just to name a few. Over the next few months, I’ll periodically post blogs about the various gardens we have visited on our travels. We have visited quite a few since... Continue Reading →

Two Continent Kitty

For seventeen years we lived in a house on a quiet cul-de-sac in a suburb north of Seattle. We moved there when Alexis was just eight years old with our Golden Retriever, Bogie, and our Tortie cat, Sophie. Over the years, many cats appeared on our back deck, they all seemed to know that our... Continue Reading →

The Humble Bicycle

I’m in a bit of a funk this week for several reasons. Firstly, our dear friends Tim and Lisa, arrived earlier in May and we enjoyed several weeks together. We had so much fun visiting some of our favorite places, eating out, watching movies, laughing, talking, just being together was wonderful. We said goodbye on... Continue Reading →

Travel Quote

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ray Bradbury Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia

Head in the Clouds

As a child did you ever lie in the grass, look up at the clouds, and let your imagination run wild about the shapes? I remember seeing clouds shaped like animals, people, space ships, funny noses; anything at all. I still love looking at clouds. I think my favorites are cirrus clouds with their wispy,... Continue Reading →

Travel Quote

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. John A. Shedd San Juan Islands, Washington State, USA Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Île de Ré, France

Last week I wrote about our visit to the beautiful seaside town of La Rochelle; click here to read that post. During our stay there, we took a short drive to Île de Ré, an island in the Atlantic accessible from the mainland by a 1.8 mile long bridge. The island, which is nineteen miles... Continue Reading →

Travel Quotes

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. Jack Kerouac Philosopher’s Path, Kyoto, Japan Another well-known Paris monument is the Arc de Triomphe, a moving monument to the many brave women and men who have died trying to visit it. Dave... Continue Reading →

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