Category Archives: Travel

More Of The Third Part, Please!

The entire world is still reeling from the ghastly events in Paris, the downing of a Russian plane filled with tourists, the double suicide attack in Beirut. Here in the United States, people have not forgotten Boston.  At least, many … Continue reading

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If The Ground Could Speak

We joined friends for a trip to Croatia in the Summer of 2014. The Dalmatian Coast was in all its summertime splendor.  One of the towns we visited during a day trip was Ston, on the Peljesac Peninsula. We spent … Continue reading

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Saturday Postcard

The letter carrier brought a treat to our home today.  A postcard from Hawaii.  They remembered the ritual.  I’m fuzzy and warm all over. I’ve been hugged. I have said time and again that hand writing little notes and mailing … Continue reading

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Daughter Chronicles: Of Beheaded Barbies and Blind Beanie Babies

I remember traveling to Europe with my mother and my sister, Manette, in the Spring of 1980. We had just graduated, she from high school and me from college. This was to be our graduation gift. We had joined a … Continue reading

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Boo In The Sky

While walking along the main streets of Balboa Island in Southern California last week, we decided to head towards the water. As I looked up at the overcast skies, I noticed the drama of three tall palms and the Halloween … Continue reading

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Everlasting

I was walking down the long corridor of our little downtown’s Sunday Farmers’ Market when a couple of topiaries caught my eye. There on Jennifer Carruthers’ booth stood everlasting flowers! All of a sudden, I was transported back to my early … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Taverna Trilussa

We had read about Taverna Trilussa on Tripadvisor. Rick Steves also mentioned the establishment in his Italy guidebook. They only open for dinner so we decided to take a chance and walk in early. The Taverna is a hundred year … Continue reading

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Trastevere, Rome

One highlight of our stay in Rome was learning about areas where locals like to go for a birra or an Amatriciana. Jonathan, our all around go-to person during our Rome stay, suggested various “off-the-beaten-path but not-for-the-faint-of-heart” gems. Trastevere did … Continue reading

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Revisiting Rome

We set off to our summer vacation looking forward to another adventure.  On the encouragement of some friends, we decided to take the long journey to Europe again. The trip was to get acquainted with Croatia and its surrounds.  First, … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Hitchhiker

This afternoon, I heard a gentle “ping” on my iPhone. My sister, Maj, had sent me a photo. It turns out, it was on the front passenger seat of their car while her son, Jonah, was driving around their environs. … Continue reading

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