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 →
It’s Been Burnin’ Since the World’s Been Turnin’
Finding hope and wonder in a burning world.
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 →
Who’s Bucket List?
Fulfilling his bucket list, helped us fill ours...
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 →
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 →
The Legends of Kiamichi
The last embers of the day are fading now glowing orange beneath the dark coals. A few hours ago we were gathered around this campfire, seated on small stones gathered over the decades. Photo: The Firetender The cool night air is drifting in, a chill mingles with the dwindling source of heat. Inside my small... Continue Reading →
Rejoice, It’s a New Decade!
We’ve been gone a while. I think we owe you an explanation. In November 2018 I released a blog talking about finding our personal wonderlands. In 2019 I was challenged to listen to my own words. Love Clings To Me The move from our beloved Manhattan to a quiet neighborhood in Texas was more... Continue Reading →
We really needed a ’57 T-Bird or a ’63 Corvette Stingray to do this right. We were 3 hours west of Amarillo and the Cadillac Ranch. We were 3 hours east of Albuquerque. On Interstate-40. We were at the “Gateway to the West” and just two blocks away from yesteryear. We were getting our... Continue Reading →
The Historical and Miraculous Chapels of Santa Fe
It just didn’t seem right to leave Santa Fe without sharing more about their historical and miraculous chapels. Where is the oldest church in the continental U.S? Would you believe Santa Fe? Traditional belief holds that it was built around 1611 by a group of Tlexcalan Indians from Mexico who were travelling with the original... Continue Reading →