“When your heart is broken, you plant seeds in the cracks and pray for rain.” ― Andrea Gibson Three and a half years ago I wrote a journal entry and when I posted it on my blog in November, 2014, I titled it: Planting the seeds and I end the post with... I am cracked, but I … Continue reading Where happiness grows
We recently returned from a trip back east. I had a splendid time despite the fact that it rained most of the time we were in Chicago and, our flight to NYC was cancelled and rescheduled so that we had to travel on The Peacemaker's birthday, something we didn't want to have to do. But … Continue reading Where did the feelings go?
I'm not kidding. I am attempting to post seven glorious days in one of the most amazing cities in the world in one post. No wonder it has taken me so long to do this. Here goes.... Day One The flight I booked through Cheapoair (it's a real website, I promise, I've used it numerous … Continue reading Seven days in Paris
Sometimes I feel like I need to put out a disclaimer before I start typing. Although we are moving forward together, me with Blue eyes, and I am healing, and I keep writing because it helps me feel better in the moment, this ride is so tumultuous, some days I feel like I'm going to … Continue reading I’m sorry
First, as I typed "all it's cracked up to be" the phrase struck me as quite odd. So, I looked up it's origin. Strange. The Phrase Finder I have asked myself and many others have asked me, if I will ever be able to trust my husband again. I realize there are about a bazillion memes … Continue reading Is trust all it’s cracked up to be?
Wow did we have fun last week! We took my incredibly comfortable road trip car and headed down to California. The Peacemaker joined us. We have a friend who is a hobby photographer (and he's pretty damn good) who had visited Yosemite a few years back. He took some spectacular photos, and ever since seeing … Continue reading Road trip to Yosemite
Fair Warning: this is my last travel post from our six week vacation and it is a LONG one. After our kanga/koala day trip excursion, we tried to get ahold of our travel agent, but it was a Sunday night. Our Qantas flight up to Cairns Airport had not been canceled. We were seeing reports … Continue reading Australia, week two: the rainforest
We spent a whirlwind three days in and around Melbourne, Australia. "...there never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do once you find them." This should probably be my theme song for travel. We fell in love with Melbourne. I want to go back for the Australian Open Tennis … Continue reading Australia, week one: Melbourne
Before we arrived Sydney, however, our cruise ship docked at Hobart, Tasmania. Again we had received recommendations from Ruby and had opted for the Tahune Forest Airwalk. Forests ended up being a theme for this trip. It was a beautiful day in Hobart as we hopped on a bus that would take us to the … Continue reading Australia, week one: the big city
When scrolling through the photos from this part of our trip, all I saw was blue. Blue skies and sunshine. We finally left behind the clouds and rain and concluded our time in New Zealand on the most wonderful adventure. When planning this portion of our trip, Ruby, a very frugal and practical woman, insisted … Continue reading New Zealand, week three: blue skies & sunshine