Travel Quote

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary, Everett, WA, USA

Hoshi’s Haven – A Short Story

This is my third short story; I posted the first one, Truffle Tuesday, a few years ago, and the second one, Dog Sitting earlier this summer. I hope you enjoy this story. Reggie’s Grill is a classic, stylish establishment located in a quiet neighborhood just off Lake Washington Boulevard in the Leshi neighborhood of Seattle.... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Travel Highlights of 2021

I’m so thankful for the vaccine which has allowed a little normalcy back into our lives. We were fully vaccinated by early April, and as a result, theTravelsketcher and I have taken a good number of trips this past year. Our first adventure was in April when we went to Eastern Washington to do some... Continue Reading →

Snowy Holidays

There’s nothing like gently falling snow on a quiet night to help set the stage for the holidays, at least for those of us who live in parts of the northern hemisphere. The December holidays and snow seem to go hand in hand. So to add to the festiveness of the season, I’m sharing a... Continue Reading →

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