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
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.
My Window to the World
I started a new job earlier this year. We are all working remotely now, and I will continue to do so since I live 1,000 miles from the office. That’s a little bit too long to commute. As I’ve met people, I realize with video calls we are providing co-workers a peek into our world – more so than in an office. When I worked in offices, I would bring in a family photo or two, and the greatest peek into our post-work lives was what we chose to share about weekends with each other.
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.
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.
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.
A Visit to Dachau
We visited Dachau Concentration Camp on our way to Munich from Nuremberg. The day was grey and drizzly, which serves as the mood for a visit to this site. We read there was a debate after the war about what to do with all of these sites in Germany such as Dachau and Nuremberg’s Documentation … Continue reading A Visit to Dachau
Maybe My Brother Isn’t an Alien
I have a little brother. Well, he isn't my little brother anymore, he is my younger brother now since he is taller than me.
For as long as I can remember I remember thinking one of two things:
He HAD to be adopted
He HAD to be an alien