Victoria, British Columbia.

Oh, how we love the Pacific Northwest! We seem to find a way to get out here at least once a year.  My daughter loves it more than any of us, though, and she’s actually been out twice, in the past two weeks.  Yes, once for her 18th birthday, to visit a dear friend from…

Aspen forests.

“I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” Ralph Waldo Emerson There is a thought that’s been bubbling up in me lately, and it’s a comforting one.  Maybe it’s part of growing older- or, the nicer way of saying it- maturing.  Or…

New Mexico in the fall.

I am lucky enough to have gotten to live in New Mexico for nearly 4 years.  They weren’t 4 contiguous years; I actually lived there twice, due to being called back onto Active Duty after September 11th. I lived there long enough for it to become a part of me, but the truth is that…

San Francisco, September.

Sometimes I just crave a change of scenery.  Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say a change of temperature. It’s that time of year in Georgia when I find myself obsessively checking Weather.com, hoping that maybe, just maybe they had the forecast wrong and it won’t really be 91 degrees on the 5th…

Texas.

There are some places I am content with going just once.  There is an even smaller number of places that I really don’t want to go at all.  But then, there are some places I  travel to over and over again, not because they are exciting or exotic, but because they are home.  And home…

Richmond, June 2018.

I love it when I get to travel to new places.  Okay, so I love it when I get to travel to pretty much anywhere, but there is indeed something about discovering a new city that really makes me feel alive.  And the last weekend in June, I got to visit Richmond, Virginia, for the…

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…

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…