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.
While I was Wandering Around my House
Well here I sit. I'm certainly not wandering anymore.
It’s Been a While, but I’m Back to Wandering in 2020
It's been a while! This happened last year too! We get wrapped up in the activity of the holidays and then the start of a new year full of promise, resolutions, diets, and the next thing we know it's February!
My Wandering Life Told Through My Passports
I was putting my passport away recently, and took a look at all of my passports and realized like souvenirs on the shelf, passports tell a story of our journeys in life.
Gardens and Glass: Our Visits to Butchart and Chihuly Gardens
We visited Butchart Gardens and Chichuly Gardens and Gallery and were inspired by both!
Our Unexpected Trip to Seattle: Pike Place Fish Tales, Starbucks, Amazon, and the Space Needle
And, just like that we were off again! We didn't plan to go to Utah this year, and we certainly didn't plan this trip to Seattle, but when an opportunity arose for both we jumped at them (well we packed our bags actually).
The European Adventure Comes to a Close
After two weeks and a few days we were in Frankfurt ready to come home. And we were ready. Unlike other vacations where we aren’t ready to come home, we were ready. We loved our trip and had a great time, but after 18 nights you start to miss your own bed. And you, well at least us, start to miss your own coffee!
Exploring the Alsace Region of France
We spent several days driving around and touring the small towns and villages that make up the Alsace and the Alsace’s Route de Vin. As with Colmar, these are filled with half-timbered buildings, shops, charm, and restaurants and cafes. One of the first villages we visited was Eguisheim.
A Visit to Colmar: French Food, Country Charm — and the Statue of Liberty!
Visiting Colmar was the reason we started planning this trip. I had been to the Alsace area and stayed in the Colmar area a few times as kid when we lived in England. Sometimes when my dad had to travel to Colmar we’d all come along.
A Day of Remembrance in Verdun
Our first trip once we reached eastern France’s Alsace region was out of the region to Verdun. My husband loves history, which means we found ourselves setting off on a three hour drive to Verdun from our French home base of Strasbourg.