Even More Out and About in Normandie!

We have been very busy the past few weeks, and have seen tons of beautiful, interesting, and emotionally moving sites not far from our home. I’ll cover the highlights today, and follow up later with more details of each location. A few weeks ago, we met up with our son-in-law’s mother and sister in St.... Continue Reading →

Saint-Suliac, Brittany, France

Saint-Suliac, located in Brittany, is one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, an official designation given to approximately 100 villages in France in order to promote tourism in small towns. This charming hamlet located along the Rance River is named for a Welsh Monk who lived here in the 6th century, and is well... Continue Reading →

Carnac Stones, Brittany, France

When our friends from the US were visiting in May, we took a road trip to the Loire Valley and then to see the Carnac Stones in Brittany. The stones are quite an amazing site to see. They are spread over several kilometers and are often referred to as France’s Stonehenge. Numbering over 3,000 in... Continue Reading →

Galiano Island, BC, Canada

It was five years ago this week that theTravelsketcher and I visited Galiano Island, so I’m taking a break from writing about France to share some photos and thoughts of this gorgeous location. Galiano Island is located in the Gulf Islands at the southern end of the Strait of Georgia, between Vancouver Island and mainland... Continue Reading →

Seattle, The Emerald City

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Mukilteo, WA, where theTravelsketcher and I have lived for the past six years. Mukilteo is a beautiful little town about 25 miles north of Seattle. However, I was born and raised in the Seattle area, and have spent the majority of my life in and around the region.... Continue Reading →

A Walk In My Neighborhood

As some of you may know, we are getting ready to move to France in a few weeks. Our visas have been approved, our condo has sold, and now our biggest hurdle is working out the details of getting our cat, Neville, to France. But that seems to be falling into place, like everything else.... 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 →

The Colors of Autumn

Autumn is a glorious time of year with the vast array of colors found in nature. With brilliant shades of red, yellow, gold and orange, an artist has an endless supply of scenes to paint. I love traveling in October when the colors are at their finest, and I have many photos from my autumn... Continue Reading →

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