Roadtripping

This may be controversial but we discussed, analyzed and decided to take a road trip in April to visit family that we haven't seen much of after returning to the U.S. and then pandemic and a trip cut short last year. Starting in San Diego, we drove to Flagstaff, AZ and drove Route 66 over … Continue reading Roadtripping

On A Positive Note

A little retail therapy this week produced a string of lighted clips that are displaying my bookmarks much better than the string and tape throw together I had them on previously. I have bookmarks from most of the places we traveled to while living in Europe - and one from Japan. I will organize this … Continue reading On A Positive Note

Japanese Friendship Garden

Went for a walk around the Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park yesterday. It was my first time going through it though I have been to Balboa quite a lot over the years. I was disappointed by some and enjoyed other bits. The Bonsai tree exhibit was fantastic, the koi ponds and water features were … Continue reading Japanese Friendship Garden

Back In America

Well, the big move from Italy to America happened.  We packed up and moved back to San Diego from Naples and are now getting our new (temporary) home set up with just one more shipping delivery yet to arrive.  Here's the horrible truth of how it played out: December 27, 2019 had me sick, to … Continue reading Back In America

Preparing For Change

Yes, it is the New Year coming up but it's so much more than that.  January will change our address and a big shift in me personally.  I'll have to consider what to do with this blog as it won't be about Asia/Europe travel anymore.  Also, 2020 will require my husband to make a big … Continue reading Preparing For Change

September Trips and an Update

It has been a minute since I've written here, mostly do to a cold that has taken it's time going away and I'm still coughing but here we are in the middle of October with Samhain (Halloween) and the darker part of the year approaching.  I do love Autumn. In September we did a bit … Continue reading September Trips and an Update

A Lovely Sunday

We haven't been on a tour through the base services in quite a while so when we saw a tour for a honey farm and wine tasting in the Avellino Province, where it's nice and cool, we jumped on it and are so glad we did. The honey farm was really a chestnut tree farm … Continue reading A Lovely Sunday