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…

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…

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…

For the love of flying.

I don’t just travel because I love to go to places.  No, I also travel because I absolutely love flying.  Not everything about it, of course.  I’m not a huge fan of turbulence, and the whole airport scene can be trying, to say the least.  And, oh my goodness, there’s not much worse than a…

New York City, January 2017.

In all my crazy during the past year, with a timeline in my head that is marked as BF and AF (Before February and After February, centered around losing mom to cancer), I had completely forgotten about a pretty amazing trip that I took last January with my then 13 year old son. Yes, one…