Wheels and Waterways Across Normandy

We are off on an adventure across Normandy with our friends at Backroads Travel. This phenomenal French journey will take us along the Seine River combining two of our favorite activities, biking and boating…

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We are off on an adventure across Normandy with our friends at Backroads Travel. This phenomenal French journey will take us along the Seine River combining two of our favorite activities, biking and boating…

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The Best? (Worst?) Funniest. Family Portrait. Ever.

Every family has ’em.

Piles of throw-away snapshots that you can’t bear to throw away. Before digital cameras, our generation put every picture — no matter how bad — into a photo album. After all, they were precious – and we shelled out big bucks to have them developed.

Then there are the CLASSICS. The ones you should have thrown away, but instead you frame them. This one is ours.

Think about it, we thought we were sitting for a lovely family portrait. Clearly, all heck is breaking loose and none of us could… CONTINUE READING >>

Every family has ’em.

Piles of throw-away snapshots that you can’t bear to throw away. Before digital cameras, our generation put every picture — no matter how bad — into a photo album. After all, they were precious – and we shelled out big bucks to have them developed.

Then there are the CLASSICS. The ones you should have thrown away, but instead you frame them. This one is ours.

Think about it, we thought we were sitting for a lovely family portrait. Clearly, all heck is breaking loose and none of us could… CONTINUE READING >>

The Ballard Inn, a California Hinterland Hideaway

This is the Santa Ynez Valley, a wondrous land of mountains and valleys, vineyards, miniature livestock, exotic birds, old west storefronts, and even some windmills to tilt at…

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This is the Santa Ynez Valley, a wondrous land of mountains and valleys, vineyards, miniature livestock, exotic birds, old west storefronts, and even some windmills to tilt at…

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A Catalina Christmas

For most of us, thinking about Christmas conjures up Currier & Ives scenes of snow covered cottages nestled among frosty flocked evergreens. It’s a lovely image, but overlooks the freezing reality of bone chilling blizzards, so we decided to celebrate the holiday with a quick jaunt across the Pacific to Santa Catalina… CONTINUE READING >> 

For most of us, thinking about Christmas conjures up Currier & Ives scenes of snow covered cottages nestled among frosty flocked evergreens. It’s a lovely image, but overlooks the freezing reality of bone chilling blizzards, so we decided to celebrate the holiday with a quick jaunt across the Pacific to Santa Catalina… CONTINUE READING >>