My First Visit to Zion Although I grew up in Utah, my first visit to Zion National Park did not occur until I was in my early 60’s. We were an outdoorsy family, and our vacations usually revolved around camping, fishing and boating. But our destination was always in the north and/or northeast part ofContinue reading “Zion National Park | Utah”
(The following guest post was written by Olivia Bourke, a writer and blogger who describes herself as “an adventurous traveller who simply wants to explore this incredible world we call our home. Originally from the States, I now call Australia my home. I’m loving every minute exploring this ever so scenic country, one state atContinue reading “5 Great Wheelchair Accessible Spots in Sydney”
During a recent visit to Boise, Idaho for a wedding I had an extra day available for site-seeing. So I asked my daughter, Amanda, if she would be willing to go on a tour of the Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site. “Yes! I love that sort of thing” was her enthusiastic reply. And onContinue reading “Old Idaho Penitentiary State Historic Site”
“A bridge adds energy to the landscape.” ~ Santiago Calatrava, world-renowned Spanish architect and engineer who conceived the Sundial Bridge’s unusual design I was in the Redding area (in Northern California) for a wedding last June. With a few unscheduled hours early in the day I decided to do a little exploring, and knowing thatContinue reading “Sundial Bridge | Redding, California”
In springtime many people spend hours outside planting, weeding and tending to their gardens. Whether for their own personal enjoyment or to share with others, gardening can be a beautiful and meditative activity. Although I only keep a few rose bushes and a bed of poppies and Love-in-the-Mist, I am grateful for those who doContinue reading “Enchanting Butchart Gardens”
Multiple Sclerosis is a challenging and unpredictable disease. One week you may be able to get out of bed, transfer to the wheelchair, and take care of daily living activities – shower, dress, prepare meals – without too much stress. And then you may be blindsided with an intense flare-up and need to spend someContinue reading “Healing the Soul at Point Lobos”
I love trains. Not in the way Sheldon Cooper (of The Big Bang Theory) loves trains, but I love them. I love the haunting sound of their whistle in the distance and the promise of adventure they represent.
In late November, 2016, Carrieanna received this letter from her Uncle Ted, a former Grand Exalted Ruler (1991-92) and still very-active member of the Elks:
(A personal tribute to my heart’s companion in travel and in love.) It’s been seven years since Rich died. As I recently told a friend, in some ways it feels like an eternity ago; in other ways, just yesterday.
After two days at sea our first port of call was Ketchikan, Alaska, where we were greeted by enthusiastic short excursion guides – and clear skies! (Ketchikan is known for its rainy weather.) After Carrieanna and I enjoyed our “private tour” of the Saxman Village Totem Park, we returned to the main part of townContinue reading “Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show | A Rowdy Good Time!”