Over the past six months I have been tried and tested and learned I am stronger than I ever dreamed. After spending much of the last half of 2021 dealing with what I thought were menopause symptoms I persisted with my doctor and I learned the unimaginable on December 20. I had uterine cancer. I … Continue reading I am Stronger than Cancer
An Ideal Week in Hawaii
We were off to Honolulu! After many, many hours of travel we were in Hawaii! I couldn't believe it! The bright blue Pacific Ocean, the mountains, the beaches, and oh my, the resort! We started out at Disney's Aulani Resort.
Visiting Pearl Harbor
Last week I turned our photo calendar over to November and saw we picked a picture of the beaches of Normandy for November. As we have travelled, we have visited WW1 and WW2 museums in England, battlefields in France, and concentration camps in Germany. Across all of those travels we’ve visited memorials and military cemeteries for French, German, and American troops. This past summer we went to Hawaii. In addition to the typical beaches, resorts, pools, and luaus (more posts to come!) we went to Pearl Harbor.
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.
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!
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.
The Best Day Ever! Swiss Chocolate and Cheese in Broc and Gruyeres
We had an extra day in Switzerland and decided we had been through a lot of cities and towns and done too many city walks. We thought going into the Swiss countryside and visiting Broc and Gruyeres would be perfect – and it was!
Bridges, Trains, and “The Lion” – A Day in Lucerne
Lucerne was one of my favorite places that we visited when I was a kid, and now it holds that title for me as an adult. Find out why!