Travels & Photos

Information on our trips and photographs I love to take

Cannes – Day 1

Yahoo!! We made it, we’ve rested, showered, eaten great food, hiked, chatted, dressed and it’s only day one! Tonight is the BIG night! AND we get to walk the red carpet with Sam and Nia at the premier! It’s so exciting! Unfortunately we aren’t allowed cameras, phones, or any other gadgets while walking – so […] Read more…

From Beloved free baba jimi in Milano

Approximately 20 years ago Sam and I had traveled to S. Africa on a surfing trip there. S. Africans use a term called a “joll” which is short for a jolly good time. It’s a term they use on road trips to say all the normal rules don’t apply just relax, let it flow and […] Read more…

Hunter calls “Play Ball” at the SF Giants Game

Today, my 5-year-old Grandson, Hunter was chosen to call “PLAY BALL” before the San Francisco Giant’s baseball game. In a word, he was AMAZING!!!! and, no, I don’t think I’m biased! Here’s a video of his “amazingness” (click below to view) I’ve been fortunate enough to have so many proud moments in my life….about a […] Read more…

Yosemite Beauty

A couple of weeks ago, when my mom was out from Florida visiting, I took her to Yosemite. I simply cannot believe I’ve lived here in California for over 20 years and haven’t taken her there until now. If you’ve been, you know there simply aren’t the words to describe how incredibly beautiful the sites […] Read more…

Cannes Film Festival

Um, yep, we’re going – me and Pops…. HOW, you say? Well, let me explain…. See, one of my husband’s absolutely best friends in the whole wide world is Sam George (go ahead Google him, you’ll get lots of info that way) and well, Sam wrote this documentary called “Hollywood Don’t Surf” that just happened […] Read more…

Friday Fun

Ok, I’m at work, so really how much fun is being had….Well, as I don’t believe anyone I work with (who would care) is reading my blog, I’ll admit this: it can be lots of fun!! Especially today – I have time to catch up on all my favorite blogs, play with some of my […] Read more…

90th Birthdays Texas Style

Pops and I have been traveling a lot these past couple of months. Our latest trip took us to Fort Worth, Texas where his mother, Mimi, turned 90 years old. One of the family’s good friends, Tex Rankin, also turned 90 and invited us to his extravagant costume party at their neighborhood country club. The […] Read more…

Everything’s Bigger in Texas

I’m here in Texas visiting Pop’s mother who just turned 90. I’ve been visiting the Ft. Worth area for over 16 years now. While I’ve noticed in the past how things are “bigger” in Texas – bigger houses, bigger cars, bigger hair-this trip I noticed something “bigger” that is incredibly important to me- and I […] Read more…

Photos on Flickr

I’ve been uploading some of my favorite photos to Flickr lately. Check them out by clicking the Bubba picture below. Read more…

Inspiration

I may be a new blogger myself, but I read many blogs – and have many favorites. One of them is This is Reverb. It’s written by a man named Ryan – he’s a minister in Cincinnati. He’s inspiring, spiritual, talented (a wonderful photographer) and so very giving. Right now he, and a few other […] Read more…

Winter 2010 Trip to the Snow

Pops and I just got back from a week long trip up to Lake Tahoe. It’s my second year as a beginner skier (yes, it’s possible for a skier like me to be a “beginner” two years in a row) and truly, I feel like I just can’t get enough. First thing I asked Pop’s […] Read more…

Elvis Lip

This photo just had to be shared…notice the lip – the “Elvis” lip. A very common look for this studly dog. “I said One for the Money, Two for the Show, Three to get Ready, Now go CATS go!” Read more…

First Bloom

Here’s the first new bloom I’ve seen in my garden this year. I love these plants…they bloom early when it’s still chilly and they do well in the shade – a key for a lot of my new garden area. I entered this in the Pioneer Woman’s shallow depth of field contest. There are so […] Read more…

Finding Calm

Just a random picture I found on my external drive today and thought I’d share. I think I came across it because I needed it, for I truly haven’t seen it in years. It’s been a crazy week here and even though this photo can appear somewhat bleak…to me, right now, it simply appears calm. […] Read more…

Waterlogged yard

This weekend we had a bit of a break from the rain here. Just enough to make me want to pull weeds, plant seeds, and get the garden festivities rolling…..but unfortunately NO CAN DO. All I read lately in the “garden” world is how you should not and I repeat NOT mess with wet soil. […] Read more…

Stanford

Pop’s and I go for walks everyday. We love walking and we’re so lucky, we live in an amazing town for walking. We’re also very spoiled and live close enough to incredible places to take walks and incredible trails to hike. One of our favorite places to walk is in Palo Alto at Stanford University. […] Read more…

San Francisco

I LOVE  this city! I moved to California in 1990 – after the big Loma Prieta earthquake shook this whole region. Initially, I came out here to work for only 6-8 weeks. I was asked to help out in the San Jose office of the company I worked for. When I left my boss in […] Read more…

Rascals

Here they are….Bubba (my baby bulldog) and Lucy…the rascals. Tusslers really. They have absolutely no idea that my life doesn’t revolve around them. They look cute and innocent, but don’t let them fool you. They’re both incredibly spoiled. Read more…

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