I have been looking at my yard and the mess it is in and I have decided that this year will be a year of change! I have 1/3 of an acre and the front and back yards are both fairly large. There is a chain link fence around most of the property except for… Read More SPRING IS ON ITS WAY!
Remember the song…’Hello young lovers, wherever you are….? Young love; oh, how we fantasize about it! Maybe we have experienced it, or maybe we wish we had; or maybe we know someone else who has. It’s the ultimate fairytale…a young man and a young woman in love, beautiful, handsome, a prince and princess dreaming about… Read More YOUNG LOVERS
As a new blogger, I have so much to learn. I have taken one course on blogging and am currently going through everything I can find about writing on the web. It’s a little like going on a journey with a general idea of the direction you need to go in but no detailed knowledge… Read More NEW WORLDS AND NEW CHALLENGES
On our first day in England we walked to Vauxhall Train station and went to Windsor Castle, which is about an hour’s ride outside London. I pictured a castle set in a broad, green park, but it is actually set in a small village called Windsor. Very old and quaint. We ate at a bar… Read More LONDON AT LAST
So the vacation is over and it was great, but now it is time to head home. Time to leave room service and days of relaxation behind and muscle through the process of getting through the airport, through security, and onto your plane and endure that long flight. Time to retrace your steps, gather your… Read More POST VACATION BLUES
Well, the vacation is over. All that planning and preparing and then…it’s over. We had a great time. Saw a lot of sights, walked a lot, wore ourselves out, but it was worth it. We were planning our next trip before the end of this one, which…may or may not, ever happen, but it’s fun… Read More TRAVELING HOME
Our last day on our cruise and we will be visiting Normandy Beach. Four years separate this invasion from the retreat and battle at Dunkirk; but they are intimately intertwined. And, although one was a disastrous defeat and the other the final push toward victory, I believe they are connected by the nobility of man… Read More DUNKIRK AND NORMANDY BEACH
This day, July 10th, is a sea day. That’s a day that we have no stops. The ship sails on to the next port and we have a relaxing day on board with no agenda other than to enjoy ourselves. On this trip, there are two sea days. The first one was on July 6th,… Read More SEA DAYS
At this point on my first cruise around the British Isles, I had already visited Edinburgh once….having traveled by train from Greenock, across Scotland, to Edinburgh to attend the Scottish Tattoo. This trip when in Greenock we will have taken a tour by bus to Loch Lomond. So, this is our only time in Edinburgh… Read More EDINBURGH AGAIN!
Invergordon is north of Edinburgh, in fact the northern most city in the United Kingdom. It is close to Loch Ness. On our first visit we hired a private tour company and saw a lot of back country….very beautiful, as well as Loch Ness. This trip we are going to on one of the ship’s… Read More TODAY: INVERGORDON, SCOTLAND
I have wanted to visit the Orkney Islands ever since I read an article about the archaeology sites that are there. I remember sitting in the break room at work, reading a magazine someone had left there and coming across an article about the archaeology sites in the Orkney Islands. These islands are in the… Read More THE ORKNEY ISLANDS!!!
Our cruise took us to Scotland where we docked at Greenock (outside of Glasgow) and Edinburgh. My sister wanted to see the Scottish Tattoo which was held in Edinburgh at the castle every year. In case you are not familiar with this event…it is a musical extravaganza which is held to honor those who died… Read More EDINBURGH CASTLE AND THE SCOTTISH TATTOO
Greenock, Scotland is located on the Firth of Clyde near the city of Glasgow. It was once a bustling shipping port where sugar was brought into the UK. Horses were used to haul wagons loaded with freight on the docks and one horse, named Ginger, met a terrible end. While she stood hitched to a… Read More GREENOCK, SCOTLAND