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Wordless Wednesday – Cattle Dri...

Wordless Wednesday – Cattle Drive in Montana

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Beyond the Shadow of War: The Living ...

Beyond the Shadow of War: The Living Memorial Sculpture Garden

This is a piece I wrote which was first published on The Piker Press in 2005. I thought it would be nice to share it with my blog readers on this Memorial Day weekend. All photos in this post are clickable to enjoy a larger view.  ********************************************** Situated in the high desert of Northern California, […]

Sunday Salon – April 7, 2013

Sunday Salon – April 7, 2013

April 7, 2013 Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of The Sunday Salon. Visit the Facebook Page for links to other bloggers’ posts. Last week my husband and I took a fabulous trip up to Portland, Oregon for a wedding…and then came home via the Columbia River Gorge and highway 97 through Bend. […]

Visiting Italy: Real and Imagined

Visiting Italy: Real and Imagined

Seven years ago, three years into our marriage, my husband and I started talking about taking a trip to Italy. We decided we would visit this amazing country in the year we celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary, and promised each other to start saving money towards that end. We started a “travel” savings account and […]

A Trip to Oregon…and the Cascad...

A Trip to Oregon…and the Cascades Raptor Center

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view. On the southeast edge of Eugene, Oregon, nestled among tall trees, sits the Cascades Raptor Center (CRC). Visitors to the center pull into a gravel parking lot and are greeted with the haunting calls of eagles, hawks, osprey and falcons. Kip and I […]

A Little Retail Therapy

A Little Retail Therapy

Last week my husband and I traveled up into Oregon – visiting Bend, Sisters, Eugene and Ashland on a six day road trip to celebrate out ninth wedding anniversary. We had a great time (stay tuned for photos and a couple of pieces about the trip later this week). One of my favorite bookstores in […]

Wordless Wednesday – December 8...

Wordless Wednesday – December 8, 2010

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(Mostly) Wordless Wednesday

(Mostly) Wordless Wednesday

**All photographs in this post are clickable to enjoy a larger view The Grand Canyon at Sunset – November 2010 Tweet

Raven’s Big Adventure 2010

Raven’s Big Adventure 2010

**Clicking on any photo in this post will allow you to enjoy a larger view. Raven had a big adventure – she traveled from California to New Hampshire and then south and west again back to California … a total of nearly 8000 miles! It was her first big road trip and she handled it […]

Travel Update

Travel Update

**All photos are “clickable” to enjoy a larger view Wow, the time has been flying by since Kip and I “hit the road” and started our trip back to California. We left New Hampshire on October 23rd (just over a week ago), and have traveled through Massachusetts, Rhode Island (making a quick stop at my […]

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