Archive for February, 2012


Beignet Moment

We have a little phrase we say when a fabulous vacation draws to a close.  “It’s beignets at Cafe du Monde”. That wonderful year we spent traveling the States… from sea to shining sea… we took it all in. If there truly is an American Pie, we did our best to have many, many slices.  […]

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Antarctica

  How did I get to Antarctica?  How is it that I find myself cruising along in these iceberg filled waters looking for penguins and whales? Gary got the dream to come here standing on the docks of Ushuaia, Argentina, two years ago.  We got the dream to go there because we loved our previous […]

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Food, Beautiful Food

  Where to begin?  For all who have been on a cruise, you know about the beautiful feasting!  Holland America amazes us, and of course I’ll share a few photos from the ship.  But mostly, I want to share something we truly, truly love about traveling… and that’s the fabulous food markets. To get to […]

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Traveler

You know I don’t like clutter, and you can imagine that coming home from a lengthy vacation has created some clutter in my life.  I’m diligently trying to get all the paperwork taken care of on the business end of things.  I’m weary of too many clothes in my closet, so I’m going through that.  […]

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Funicular Cups

“What in the world?” you might ask.  And it would be the same question I asked myself as I took them out of the dishwasher!  This is just too funny. G and I both loved the coffee cups when we spotted them.  We’d just ridden the most scenic funicular in Valparaiso… a wonderful old wooden […]

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Cathedrals

When we arrive in a new place we always try to visit the cathedral.  We love the serenity, the architecture, and the chance to truly see the people… not just the ones who are putting on a show for the tourists.  I’m happy to share more photos with you from our recent travels in South […]

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Torres del Paine

One year, after a particularly devastating typhoon that gave us weeks and weeks of no television, we fell in love with the music of Les Miserables.  A friend loaned us his video of the Broadway cast singing the score in costume, without the acting.  It may have been the only video we had, and we […]

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Unwind

Good grief! It can be so ridiculously difficult to unwind!  Not sure if it’s that way for everyone, but it most definitely is for me and for G. We always recall a specific hiking trip… so excited to get into the wilderness!  We were almost frantic to get out of town, so we hurriedly tossed […]

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Valentine

I love the old fashioned beautiful names.  I imagine the parents, in that long-ago land, choosing the names for their babies.  No internet searching to see what’s popular.  No bookstore filled with an entire rack of baby naming books. This baby boy was born in the 1800s.  He fought in the Civil War, and is […]

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Mochila

I have this mochila.  Some women have a signature perfume or a signature hairstyle.  If I have a signature anything, I think this would be it.  I don’t leave home without my mochila. Long before Dora the Explorer taught children everywhere that ‘mochila’ is the Spanish word for backpack, I had fallen in love with […]

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