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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

La Rochelle, France

Last week I wrote about our trip to the beautiful village of Montmorillon to visit friends from Seattle; you can read that post here. From there we headed to La Rochelle, a harbor town on the Bay of Biscay which was established in the 10th century and is known for its impressive medieval towers that... Continue Reading →

Travel Quotes

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. Jawaharlal Nehru Measure yourself against the world through travel. Maureen Orth Special thanks to my dear friend Shirley for finding the Maureen... Continue Reading →

Montmorillon, France

A few months before our scheduled move to France, we were at our nephew’s birthday party chatting with the mom of one of his friends when she asked us what was new. We had met her before at these events and always enjoyed chatting with her. We told her about my upcoming retirement and our... Continue Reading →

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Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life. Michael Palin The beautiful village of Gordes, Provence, France.

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