September 29, 2016

So Long Summer

Accabonac harbor
Accabonac harbor

As much as I hate to admit it, summer is over. The light has changed. The air has changed and the temperature is dropping. There’s a song by Michael Franks “If I could make September stay” that says it perfectly. For a summer that seemed to race by, a lot of great moments were packed in. Lots of choice family time happened and great stretches out at the house all made for an action packed summer. As much as I hate to see it go I’m excited about what’s coming next. It should be an interesting fall and winter starting with our trip to Europe tomorrow. I’ll keep you posted over the course of the next few weeks. Watch your footing, but move boldly forward !!!

September 28, 2016

Wallpaper* City Guides: Informed Traveler

 

wall paper city guide istanbul2If you’re like me when you travel to a new city in an exotic part of the world, you like to find the really special, off the beaten path treasures that only a native would know about. Especially, if you’ve only got a few days to discover them, you need some considered help. Wall Paper* City Guides are really indispensable.  READ MORE >

September 27, 2016

Cool Carry-On

Sunrise over the Swiss Alps
Sunrise over the Swiss Alps

I just found out Anton and I are leaving for Europe on Thursday. Some of you remember I mentioned last week I needed to find a sturdy shoe that could hike the Swiss Alps, trek through Mallorca, oh, and also take me through Paris for a few days, stroll Munich and end exploring Istanbul’s  Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. READ MORE >

September 26, 2016

Debatedate

High Anxiety
High Anxiety

Before we go any further I want to say that this blog will never be a political one. There’s no quicker buzz kill than to get caught up in a discussion that will never end anywhere except in disagreement. That said, tonight is the first debate between candidates. Everyone I’ve spoken to or overheard is expressing extreme anxiety or just total disinterest. The concensus is that something bad is going to happen. I feel compelled to watch this evening. I’m the sort that prefers to know the nature  and measure of the beast lurking inches from my door. So if you too have a curious mind and strong sense when mischief is afoot may want to tune in.

Trump vs. Clinton
Trump vs. Clinton

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming……

September 22, 2016

The Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture Opens Saturday

The Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture.
The Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. on Connecticut Avenue

The newest addition to the Smithsonian family of museums is being opened in a grand ceremony by President Obama on Saturday. The museum has been in the making the last 8 years and is exceptional in its depth, range and its physical beauty. READ MORE >

September 18, 2016

Take a Hike

Valley in the Appenzell region of Switzerland
Valley in the Appenzell region of Switzerland

Actually, that’s what I’m about to do in a couple of weeks. Anton and I are going over to visit family and friends in Germany and Spain. We’ll start the trip with a family trek hiking Säntis, a mountain close by in the Appenzell region of Switzerland.

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