Maison Callier Tour

Traveling the World Through our Kitchen

Like everyone, our wanderlust has been put on pause for almost a year. As we faced months at home my husband and I made a commitment to not gain COVID lockdown weight. We embarked on the Mayo Clinic Diet, which the book teaches is not a diet, but a lifestyle. But this lifestyle change means a lot of veggies, turkey breast, fish (a new thing for me!), and a lot, and I mean A LOT, of boneless skinless chicken breasts.

Visiting Disney in a New World

My husband and I are Disney fans. Part of the reason we moved to Florida was to be closer to Disney World. We finally made it to California's Disneyland in 2015. We even added a day to each of our trips to France to include visits to Disneyland Paris. At one point point in time my childhood goal was to be Alice in the parks when I grew up, and as an adult that dream grew into working in a Disney marketing department.

Rediscovering Legos as Adults

People who know us know we are regulars at Disney World. In general, on most trips to Disney we also visit Disney Springs shopping district. There has been a Lego store in Disney Springs for years. We always visit this shop. In the past we were fascinated by the detail achieved in replicating world landmarks in plastic bricks. Another benefit of visiting the store was its abundant air conditioning, a great break on many humid Florida days.

Exploring the Great Smoky Mountains

After five months of sticking around the house it had finally arrived - August! Way back before COVID-19 was a part of our daily vocabulary we planned a family trip to Asheville, NC to celebrate my parents' 50th anniversary. After lots of "will it happens?", "can we goes?", and "are there travel quarantines?" August was here and we all decided to go.

RIP Dishwasher

Finding a Mystery Leak

Well, I had the best of intentions this year to keep my blog updated on a regular basis, but then there was a pandemic. We have pretty much stayed at home since March 8. We are both working from home. You would think that means misadventures would not happen, but a pretty wet one happened last weekend.