Scouting trip to France: Gordes and Abbaye de Senanque.

Ah, southern France.  Most people are more familiar with the more coastal regions, and often think of Nice and Cannes and St. Tropez when they consider heading to southern France, and indeed the region of Provence does include the department of Les Alpes-Maritimes.  But for me, when I think of Provence, I think of the…

Who wants to go to France with me?

I love to travel.  I love art.  I adore France.  So imagine putting all three of those things together and then putting it out there to share with others…  and yes, this is actually happening.  From September 24-October 3 of 2020, this is indeed actually happening. Several months ago I was approached by a friend…

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…