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Imperial Palace – Ho Chi Minh City

One never knows the impact of a physical space until you visit there.  While this is not necessarily an important part of history, it impacted me in unexpected ways.   The palace was used in the Vietnam War and US notaries when they did visit, met with the South Vietnamese leaders in this palace.  There […]

SE Asia – Hello Vietnam!

17 hours of flying time…a day ahead…14 hours of time change…we have arrived. The next adventure lies ahead in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam after many hours of flying, flight delays and the normal gamut of travel trials and tribulations.  Asiana Airlines was very accommodating for the late departure, providing free beverages and snacks in […]

Stateside Adventures in Vegas

Vegas Strong!  Our trip to the big city of lights that never sleeps… Writing in my blog while I was in Europe proved to be a much more daunting task than imagined.  We crammed so much into each day that it was difficult to keep up on all fronts.  I wrote a lot about our […]

Montmartre and Pigalle – behind the scenes

Cool..foggy…Paris in the Fall.  Quaint shops, friendly Parisians, excellent cappuccino, and a local guide.  All of these things made for a great adventure in Paris – not Paris, Idaho or Paris, Kentucky…but the real Paris in the country of France. Fanny is a local blogger and now Airbnb experience tour guide – a great French […]

Montmartre and Sacre Couer

Most known for the Sacré Couer with its history dating from the late 1800’s and its glorious view of all of Paris, Montmartre boasts of many artists, bars and restaurants and draws thousands of tourists each year.  Take a walk throughout this safe area and explore the small local shops.  There are specialty stores for […]

National Harbor, MD

We arrived yesterday after our relatively uneventful flight – always something to be thankful for these days!  We had an early morning call and arrived in DC around 1:30 pm EST.  It took time to get the rental car picked up, then to get to the timeshare.  We checked in, parked the car, and headed […]

Newport Beach, OR Sunset

Travel and Flexibility

The Oregon Coast – rocky…cold…windy…and gorgeous.  Van and I traveled to the Oregon Coast after a really busy, stressful week producing the first of this season’s Meridian Youth Farmers Market.  Friday night was exhausting from the Dairy Days parade and trying to keep up with fast pace of the moving vehicles.  I eventually gave up […]

City Go Card – Yes or No?

Our trip to San Diego was fast and furious.  We didn’t quite get everything in that we thought we would but we crammed in as much as we could.  We were pretty tired by the end of each day so I guess that was quite enough.  I’m trying to figure out if the Go Card […]

Best Adventure Tour EVER…

Vallarta Adventures…I read about it on the internet.  I didn’t really believe the reviews.  Outdoor Adventure was supposed to be the best tour ever – I read several reviews all agreeing how great it was.  Since there was a zip line involved…I thought why not? I’m not dead yet. Our trip started at 10am…well more like […]

Vidanta Resorts

Now that we have been here for half a week, we are still enjoying our kick back vacation.  I have worked out enough that I am sore and needed a rest day today.  I stay busy working on my computer, laying in the sun, walking or working out…or painting.  I brought some interesting watercolor markers […]