Stairways

The theme for today’s blog post is stairways, naturally occurring and human made. I’m sharing a collection of interesting ones I have found in my travels. Like pathways and passageways, stairways are also inviting; it’s our curiosity that draws us to them to find out where they lead. 1. On the shore of Loch Ness,... Continue Reading →

Passageways

There is something inviting about passageways; they seem to beckon and call us to explore where they lead, what surprises they hold, or adventures await once we have passed through. Mayenne, Normandie, France Passageways can be human made, or found in nature. They have many different names; alley, tunnel, gate, aisle, walkway, corridor, path, portal,... Continue Reading →

Antiques, Ruins and Old Stuff

It has been an intense week with closing on our condo, sorting, packing, and getting ready to move to France. Whew! I’m glad that part of the move is over! I forgot how hard moving can be. Anyway, as a result I haven’t had a chance to prepare a blog post, so I’ll share some... Continue Reading →

Sonoma County Wine Tasting

Until COVID put a stop to travel, theTravelsketcher and I would take a yearly trip to Sonoma County to collect wine. We did a lot of entertaining (again, pre-COVID) and enjoyed finding new and interesting wines to share with our guests. We missed our trips to Sonoma during the pandemic, so we were really happy... Continue Reading →

Death Valley National Park, CA

Death Valley, the name doesn't sound very inviting. When mentioning a vacation to this park, some people might reply with an incredulous "why?!?" My husband and I visited ten years ago for our anniversary. Needless to say, we received a lot of teasing about our choice of an anniversary getaway. However, it truly is a... Continue Reading →

Yosemite National Park

On October 1, 1890 thanks to the efforts of John Muir, over 750,000 acres surrounded by the Sierra and Stanislaus National Forests became Yosemite National Park. The park is incredibly diverse and includes lakes, streams, granite cliffs, waterfalls, meadows, plants, towering trees, animals and much more. Yosemite Falls We visited in April, 2018 and the... Continue Reading →

Balboa Park, San Diego

It’s hard to beat sunny San Diego as a vacation destination with its brilliant blue shores, inviting, sandy beaches, lively neighborhoods, and temperate weather, but in my humble opinion, Balboa Park is the city’s crowning jewel. Originally known as “City Park” this gem has an interesting history dating back to the mid 1800s and offers... Continue Reading →

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