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Christmas Away From Home

It all seemed unreal.  I was the only occupant in a multi-story hotel, being accompanied to my room by a cheerful young man who seemed delighted to have someone to help. Our steps echoed in the empty hall, and along with my trepidation I was acutely aware that this was the weirdest Christmas Eve I had ever… Continue reading Christmas Away From Home

humor · Mexico · t-shirts · traveling · Uncategorized · vacation

I Need to Pack How Much?

I’ve decided to head back to San Miguel for several months, so I’m attempting to get my life rearranged. Leaving home for a few weeks is different from leaving for months. The last time I did this was some 30 years ago when my husband and I took off for a year to explore Australia… Continue reading I Need to Pack How Much?

Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream · Driving · Flavor Graveyard · humor · vacations · Vermont · waterfalls

What I Saw Today–iPhriday Photos

As part of iPhriday’s weekly event, these are the pictures I took yesterday and today in New Hampshire and Vermont. https://graydaysandcoffee.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/iphriday-the-flowers-dont-seem-to-mind/

Backpacks · humor · luggage · traveling

Are You a Backpack Specialist?

Packing for a trip has become a job, in and of itself. How much to pack?  How to pack?  What type of luggage? And the list goes on and on. In anticipation of a 2+ week trip sometime in the next year, I’ve begun looking at options. Not that I don’t have a closet full… Continue reading Are You a Backpack Specialist?

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Weekly Photo Challenge–Happy Places

My happy place is the hills of southeastern Oklahoma. No matter the time of year, it is the place I go to rejuvenate, contemplate, and reconnect to myself. These are some pictures I’ve taken on various trips to my haven at different times of the year.       Oh yes. Makes me want to pack up and… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge–Happy Places

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Fav Foto Friday #12 Change of Plans

Just returned from a road trip to North and South Carolina, but turned back after reaching Cumberland Gap because of torrential rains and hurricane warnings. Headed back west until blue skies appeared in Kentucky and Arkansas. The pictures were some taken during that wet and then sunny journey.     Fav Foto Friday #12 URL       … Continue reading Fav Foto Friday #12 Change of Plans

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Hitch a Ride

I am participating in a foto challenge and last week’s topic was Transportation. I chose one of my favorite pictures taken in China, but as I perused my pictures, I realized I had taken several shots that I thought were interesting. So I’m sharing them with you on my blog. Hand Pulled Carts: This father was hauling a… Continue reading Hitch a Ride

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What Does Failure Look Like?

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse than to never have tried” – Theodore Roosevelt Today’s post is a result of the weekly challenge from My Red Page about the above quote. https://myredpage.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/red-echo-date-2/ It seems to me that there is a blurry line between failure and success; a line based on one’s perception… Continue reading What Does Failure Look Like?

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S.O.S.! “Some Outrageous Sh*t” you won’t believe!

Originally posted on Go Jules Go:
Earlier this summer, my parents went on a long-awaited Alaskan cruise. It had taken my father until his retirement to convince my mom, the infamous Babs, to set foot on the next Titanic. She readied herself with Dramamine and shock therapy and off they went. Over the coming days,…

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Water Bags and Sleeping Bags

Summers always remind me of vacations we took as kids. I recall one particular trip that six of us piled into our ’54 Ford and drove from Littlefield, TX to California. Some may remember that in the summer of ’55 most cars did not have air conditioning (ours was one of those), I-40 was still… Continue reading Water Bags and Sleeping Bags