All tagged travel

Farm Frame

It is all Trish’s fault. I was sitting there minding my own business as we drove the back roads, through one of Washington’s peninsulas, towards a cute little town for a day of shopping. Okay: I did have my camera...

Hidden Treasures

Finding one of life’s little gems is always a lovely surprise—like scoring an extra treat in a Cracker Jack box. We happened across one of those hidden treasures on a recent trip to Alcatraz Island...

Why

Our family visited San Francisco a few weeks ago. After taking a cable car ride to Chinatown, we walked the final few blocks towards our destination when we happened across this random...

“Je ne sais quoi”

Looking over the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the French gentleman next to us said it best—there are no words in the English language to capture the awesome expanse, sense of wonder, and spiritual...

Something’s Fishy

If I were to roll down the hill from our house and hang a left at the water, I would be smack dab in front of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in four or five easy blocks. It is close enough in fact, I can walk the...

Reflections

As a child of the Heartland, I am fascinated by the ocean: the sights, the sounds, the smells that are so foreign to my early life in Oklahoma. Currently, we are lucky enough to live just up the hill from the bay...

Fly Away Home

A few weekends ago, my aunt and uncle came to visit us in Monterey. One afternoon, we took a whale watching tour. Even if we didn’t see a single flipping tail, we figured it would at least give us a few hours...

Playing Tourist

I’m one of the lucky ones: I actually live in Paradise. Following my husband’s career in the Navy, we currently call Oahu, Hawaii—land of rainbows and sunshine, beaches and mountains...