Vezelay, 2013. With mom.

Over the years, I’ve consistently journaled about my different travels, mostly for myself, so that I could remember what I saw and heard and felt as I experienced this amazing world of ours.  This is part of what I wrote this after traveling to Burgundy with my beloved mother, who died from breast cancer in 2016. I’m so glad…

Whidbey Island, October 2017.

One of our favorite places in the world is Washington state, but especially the islands in Puget Sound, and even more specifically Whidbey Island. It may or may not be the prettiest island, in fact I rather doubt that it is due to the Navy base that is there, but it holds a special place…

Le Percy, France.

Sometimes, there are moments and meals that remain memorable years later.  This evening, in particular this meal, at a tiny little town in the French Alps, is one of those.  Early June 2011, Le Percy, France, in the Trieves region of France… When we travel, we mostly like just to wander.  We have a loose…

St. Augustine, April.

I don’t really think of myself as a Florida person.  I’ve spent time there in the past, mostly when I was working for the Air Force, and thoroughly enjoyed it every time I got to go- Hurlburt Field is in a pretty terrific location and also, of course, I loved the job that I was…

French Camp.

Bemidji, Minnesota. Not a place that’s exactly been on my list of must-sees, and yet, I recently got the opportunity to spend a week there, at one of Concordia College’s Language Villages.  And now I can’t wait to go back!  And bring my husband and kids! So, camp wasn’t exactly located in Bemidji.  It was…

Antibes, France.

I can’t believe I’m even typing that name. Antibes, France.  It had been far too long since I have been in France (over 2 years), and I finally got to do something about that last weekend.  Yes, weekend- I only had really two full days to be there, but it was what I had and…

Nevada City, California.

This year for winter break we headed out as a family to one of our (admittedly many) favorite places to be:  Nevada City, California.  There are many reasons that we hold it dear, not the least of which is the fact that we called it home for about 5 years while my husband was flying…

Golf, New Braunfels, Texas.

What does it say about you when you keep a travel blog but have been so busy traveling that you haven’t been able to find time to sit down and write?  That you are one lucky person. Or at least that’s how I see it. Indeed, the month of March had me traveling every single…

Gulfport, Mississippi.

So, I didn’t actually close on my property on February 28, as I had hoped.  No, that buyer got some weird ideas and went away, but often things work out for the best, which is certainly the case this time.  Instead, we had another offer shortly thereafter and thus closed this last Friday, to a…

London, October.

I am married to an amazing man.  Who also happens to be a pilot.  Which brings along with it, occasionally, some pretty terrific perks, like being able to hop on a flight last minute for a weekend jaunt to London. Now, that actually doesn’t happen as often as I might like.  I have two teenaged…