Road Trip – Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Yes! We finally got out to enjoy some America. Together with cousins from Louisiana we went adventuring North into Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. All new states for us, so we're ticking those off the list! We rented an Airbnb cabin in the woods up near the West gate of Yellowstone for a few nights then … Continue reading Road Trip – Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Road Trip Plans!

Yes! We are planning our first road trip since moving to Utah, thanks to a cousin and her husband wanting to team up and check off a bucket list destination with us. Moving back to the U.S. right before everything shut down for Covid in 2020 was a huge bummer. We haven't done much of … Continue reading Road Trip Plans!

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

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

August Heat and The Return

I am hunkered down mostly in August.  It's just hot!  I don't like hot. In our little town they are celebrating the Assumption of Mary and Ferragosto (Summer holiday) with fireworks last night and a parade with Mary altar carried to the church, outdoor concerts tonight and tomorrow as well as street fair booths with … Continue reading August Heat and The Return

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