How it began…

Alice, tiring of her sister’s chatter, was getting sleepy.  She didn’t think much of it when a white rabbit appeared in front of her and pulled a watch from his pocket.  He began shouting, “I’m late! I’m late!” then he scurried into a thicket and disappeared down a rabbit hole.  Bored, Alice followed.  She tumbled and... Continue Reading →

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Rue De Canettes

What We Love About Travel - Discovering the Less Obvious Gradually they began gathering in the street, speaking words we did not know.  Tables began to appear along the cobbled sidewalks.  What had been a quiet, quaint “rue” during the day was coming alive with neighbors returning from their workday.  At the corner coffee shop/bar,... Continue Reading →

Fences Down, Open Range

Things we love about travel - Anticipation March 2020.  Covid-19 swept through the world.  One by one, Italy, Spain, France, and everyone else closed their doors and the world shut down.  You may remember this.  It was a pretty big deal. We had plans for some extensive travel but all that got shot all to….... Continue Reading →

Gratitude and Family Traditions

The leaves are turning, pumpkin scent is everywhere, the kitchens are busy, and families begin to gather.  It is the time to pause for gratitude.  This year we are especially grateful for family traditions. Family traditions build cohesiveness through the generations, encourage interaction between the young and the old, build identity, grow understanding, trust and... Continue Reading →

#Choose Guthrie

We were not supposed to be here today, nor was an outing here planned for the near future.  A last-minute cancellation left us with several hours of unplanned luxury and a serendipitous opportunity. Measuring our time and distance, we selected to make the 20-minute drive from our hotel to Guthrie Oklahoma, a small town known... Continue Reading →

It’s All About the Music

In a car you are rolling’ into Nashville, on a horse you are riding’ into Nashville, on foot you are walking’ into Nashville. Whatever way you choose to get there, you go, seeking the dreams of fame and fortune found on the streets of Nashville. We stopped in Nashville.  Not to seek the fame and... Continue Reading →

Just Peachy!

Often during our travels we enjoy venturing off of the highways to see what we might find among the towns along the way. Leaving Wetumpka Alabama, travelling up highway 65 toward Nashville we found Peach Park in Clanton Alabama. Peach  Park specializes in fresh locally grown peaches and offers a perfect break from your journey.... Continue Reading →

#OpeningUp

Okay, we’re out.  Well, not completely, but we are on the move again.  Cautiously we are approaching the world we love.  Still, we are a little gun shy, feeling at times, like turtles coming out of hibernation, cautiously scouring the horizon for looming predators. Bravely, we pick up our masks and go.  After months of... Continue Reading →

Remembering 9.11 in NYC

Our National day of mourning

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9.11. Numbers, a phrase, a date that means so many things to so many people.  Here in New York City, this date has approached holiday status as a national day of mourning.

The flags are flown at half-staff.  Commemorative ceremonies begin early in the morning.  Names are read.  Families read remembrance eulogies.  The NYFD are wearing their dress blues and the firehouses have their doors open with memorials to their fallen comrades.  The NYPD are in full force doing what they do best, protecting the city. Today, they are wearing pride in their work.

For New Yorkers, It’s a very solemn day.

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We joined Keith Michael in his New York City WILD walking tour.  Keith is an urban naturalist and photographer who offers several walking tours throughout New York City covering a wide variety of touring subjects.  This was the 911 walk.  Other tour members in our group were Laurie…

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