Secrets, Castles, Caves and Magic

April 25, 2018 So yesterday, once I discovered the train station here in Lisbon, Portugal and knew that I could buy a ticket to get to a popular destination and a place of country pride- Sintra, that’s exactly what I did. Previously I had been researching tours and found that they were all quite expensive…

A Quick Few Days In Houston, Texas

  October 22, 2018 I am a HUGE Major League Baseball MANIAC!!  I don’t have a nostalgic story about going to games with my grandfather or of painful, interminable years as a loyal fan of a losing team (like my Chicago friends).  I don’t have any relatives that play Major League baseball nor has going…

A Celebration of Farming and Food at Carnation Farms!

November 3-4, 2018 “At Carnation Farms, we celebrate delicious and nutritious food produced in a sustainable manner by providing inspirational and educational experiences that positively affect health, the environment, and local economies.  We are here to develop and inspire the next generation of food citizens and grow new farmers.” Man, did we have a BLAST…

Glory And Splendor

“They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty – and I will meditate on your wonderful works.” Psalm 145:5 NIV  October 21, 2018 Ahhhh, the Stunningly Beautiful, Intoxicating Pacific Northwest on a crisp and Stellar Autumn day!!! Billfish and I opted outside to the woods today for an invigorating, Sunday hike in our alluring…

Spanish winery plants flag in Washington

I am 100% sharing word for word an article from the Washington Wine Report.  I am doing so to highlight this fabulous news for those of us who live here, and also to bring attention to this development for other wine lovers!   Honestly as well, I am sharing this article as support for thoughts…

“Ever eat a pine tree? Many parts are edible”

October 1, 2018 Well, today was a travel day. We had another scrumptious breakfast at Burrowing Owl and hit the road for our six hour drive home – over sepia colored hills and hypnotic dales under the weak October sun. Yo – it’s October!! It’s October 1st today!!! Eventually we encountered rain on Stevens Pass…

F – O – G – Festival Of The Grape

September 30, 2018 Since our three agenda items for the day were not on tap until noon, we had our fabulous Burrowing Owl breakfast and went for a drive. The expansive vistas here are seemingly around every corner!! We drove east out of Osoyoos and the road climbed, and climbed and climbed until we were…

Saturday in British Columbia

September 29, 2018 This is our fourth autumn trip to this visually sparkling gem of a destination that stimulates one’s other senses as well and which seems a bit of a secret. At the southernmost point in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Osoyoos sits in Canada’s only desert, on the shores of its warmest lake. The…

Osoyoos, BC

September 28, 2018 On the road again!!  We had enough time after arriving home from Europe yesterday to accomplish laundry chores, have a light dinner, enjoy a gorgeous sunset and watch the Exciting Thursday Night Football game!  This morning our packing for British Columbia, Canada is a bit different from the 80+ degree temperatures we…

Homeward Bound

September 27, 2018 Wow! It’s here – my last travel day!! I am saying “Fare Thee Well” to Europe this morning – or is it, “Until Next Time”? As the “end” of anything can be bittersweet, particularly an adventure, so it is with this return to my home turf. I have been across the world…

Bye Bye Barcelona

September 26, 2018 Being American was kind of rare on the Camino, and somewhat so in Barcelona. Many people do however speak English. This can serve to make one lazy in regards to speaking the local language, yet Bill and I truly try – and actually fare quite well.  Lindsey studied Spanish throughout her junior…