Getting out of your comfort zone is one of the best ways to challenge yourself, to stretch, and to grow as a person. And travel is one of the best ways to move yourself out of your comfort zone. Please don’t associate the word travel with a once in a lifetime trip, it is so […]Read More Why Travel?
The Battle of Atlanta in 1864 was a defining moment in the Civil War and it’s captured in breathtaking detail in an immersive 360° painting that stands nearly 50 feet high and is longer than a football field. These paintings, once quite famous, are called Cycloramas, and were created as touring exhibits back in the […]Read More The Virtual Reality of the 1800’s
Is there anything better than homegrown tomatoes in Summer? Yes, your very own homegrown tomatoes. This is year two of my adventure into community gardening. It’s an inexpensive, easy way to work on your green thumb. I’ve repeated my rookie mistake again this year of planting too many tomato plants and having them take over […]Read More Nurturing a food island
Awhile back I had a travel scare… One of those hair standing up on the back of your neck moments when all of your spidey senses are activated. So, what did I do? Like a bad horror movie, I just plunged right in and opened the proverbial door. Why, you might ask? One, because I […]Read More Surviving Sticky Travel Situations
I have a lot of wishes when it comes to my Mom. I wish I could sit down for a cup of tea and a good chat with her. I’m really missing her. My Mom was a coffee drinker in the morning but when I was growing up, my brother and I would always have […]Read More Tea With…Mom
For those of us who love to travel, sometimes it’s good to have a reminder to find and visit those hidden gems, right in our own backyards. There is one such gem in suburban Atlanta called Hyde Farm, or now, technically, Hyde Farm Park. Nestled on the banks of the Chattahoochee river sits a slice […]Read More Back in time… Hyde Farm
Ahhhh, I’m back from 10 days of sitting at the edge of the Atlantic ocean. Truly, my only worry being would the tide dare to reach my chair. And, when would the 8 kids be hungry again, oh to have their metabolism and energy! We clearly had a house full. It was mayhem at times […]Read More Summer Days by the Sea Shore
Atlanta is a fantastic home base for visiting great destinations in every direction! I happen to love spending time in Tennessee and with Chattanooga an hour-and-a-half away on an easy drive with interstate or scenic back road options, I’m in. Day trips are great because they don’t have to be planned out in advance, if […]Read More Day trip – Chattanooga
Home may not be the location you were born in, or grew up in, but finding that place where bone deep, your heart sings, I’m home. Now that’s a journey worth taking. And some times it leads you right back to where you started. I’m always drawn back to my hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, but […]Read More When you know, you’re home
June 21st, Summer is finally here! All the crops that are going in, are in. The hay is put up. Time to watch everything grow. Random thoughts on Summer. No buses – kids are out of school! Is that the sun? Wow, I miss that. Fresh tomatoes, basil, oh my! Must be by water… oceans, […]Read More Summer Time!