Category: Travel

Fragrance in Today’s Garden

It’s been a cold and rainy spring in the Pacific Northwest, but herbs and flowers are blooming in spite of it. I told you recently that my lilac bush – a gift from my mother-in-law – is blooming for the first time after many… Continue Reading “Fragrance in Today’s Garden”

California Road Trip – Onward to Big Sur!

Everyday brought a new highlight on our road trip to California! After leaving Morro Bay on the central California Coast – here if you missed it – we headed north for one of the most scenic drives in the world – Big Sur! Our… Continue Reading “California Road Trip – Onward to Big Sur!”

Three Stacks and a Rock at Morro Bay and Cayucos

We always had the scenic coastal route in mind on our trip to Southern California, especially Highway 1 and Big Sur, between Los Angeles and San Francisco. So after enjoying our time in LA, Beverly Hills, and Disneyland, we started the next phase of… Continue Reading “Three Stacks and a Rock at Morro Bay and Cayucos”

Remembering the Beautiful Allen’s Hummingbirds

Another cold and rainy day in the Pacific Northwest and the blue skies and sunshine from Southern California are only a memory. Still memories are meant to be enjoyed, are they not? I love hummingbirds and one of my favorite memories from our recent… Continue Reading “Remembering the Beautiful Allen’s Hummingbirds”

May the Fourth Be with You! – A Visit to Star Wars at Disneyland

It seemed only fitting on the fourth of May to resume the telling of our California road trip which included at its southernmost point, a visit to Disneyland, the happiest place on earth! How’s this for a welcome? We’ve been to Disneyland many times… Continue Reading “May the Fourth Be with You! – A Visit to Star Wars at Disneyland”

A Rainy Start on a Road Trip to Sunshine but the Tulips Didn’t Mind!

It was drizzly as we left our home in Washington almost two weeks ago, seeking sunshine in Southern California. The rain continued in Oregon, so much so that we debated whether to stop by the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival even though we had tickets… Continue Reading “A Rainy Start on a Road Trip to Sunshine but the Tulips Didn’t Mind!”

On Cats and Blogging and a Road Trip

First of all, my apologies to the cats. “Sorry, Benji” “We worried you weren’t coming back, Sue.” “We’ll always come back, Benji. You can count on that.” “Same to you, Tiger.” “It was lonely without you, Sue.” “Sorry boys. It couldn’t be helped. There’ll… Continue Reading “On Cats and Blogging and a Road Trip”

SoCal Floral Beauty and Allen’s Hummingbirds!

When in need of sunshine and a respite from a wintery spring, we Northwesterners head to sunny Southern California! When it’s a road trip in April you may very well spend your first 2 days driving through rain in Washington and Oregon. But seriously,… Continue Reading “SoCal Floral Beauty and Allen’s Hummingbirds!”

A Sure Sign of Spring – the Salmonberries are Blooming

Despite the rocky start to spring – we had snow yesterday, and wind, rain and hail last week – the salmonberries are blooming! I found these on the trail recently, on the hottest day of the year when the sun was actually shining, and… Continue Reading “A Sure Sign of Spring – the Salmonberries are Blooming”

An Early Spring Hike on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River

I never cease to be amazed at the beauty of Washington State. Just over an hour away past North Bend we enjoyed these vistas while hiking along the middle fork of the Snoqualmie River. We started out on the Oxbow Loop Trail with this… Continue Reading “An Early Spring Hike on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River”

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