Hopeless Wanderer

When I was a little girl, I often would stare up into the sky and wonder how I could reach the rest of the world.  You see, I though the clouds represented other islands, countries and even continents.  I’m pretty sure, that is where my love for travel began.  I remember twice climbing on the roof of our house in …

If I Call You Darling, Will You Make Me Pancakes?

  Anyone who knows me, quickly perceives my peculiar affinity for pancakes.  I mean, if you were to ask me what my favorite meal is, I would say, breakfast, hands down!  However, if you were to ask me what my favorite food is, I’d have to say is pancakes (and/or waffles).  Not steak and mashed potatoes, or pasta, or even …

The Glass Artisan

  I spent a couple of days with my good friend, Lidia Maier Serra, and her beautiful family at their home in Bad Rippoldsau – Schapbach in Germany.  During my visit, she took me out for a walk around town, and we made a stop at the Dorotheenhütte Glashütte Wolfach Museum.  The building is divided into a work area, a store, …

Beauty in Simplicity

Confucius once said, “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Sometimes I agree with that statement and other times, I wonder if Confucius got it all wrong, I have many scars and bruises which I have sustained just from living a somewhat normal life.  Although, as I examine my experiences, I realize what I call a normal …

Life Changes

It’s been a while since my last post and I apologize for my lengthy silence in the past four months.  My life has taken a crazy 180 this year and though I have been extremely busy with packing, moving, and traveling, I am also eager to share with you about this amazing adventure I am living. As many of you …

Limits No Longer Apply

“Moving fast is not the same as going somewhere.”  Dr. Robert Anthony Someone asked me what I liked most about Europe.  My response was everything!  I cannot think of a single thing I do not like, starting with the wonderful people and their rich history, the beautiful landscape, the delicious food, Michael Ballack (one of the greatest football players in the …

Paris, France

Je t’aime, Paris! Ever since I can remember there have been images in my mind of what I thought Paris, France would be like.  I never thought I’d ever had the opportunity to visit, but God most like me a lot, I’ve been able to go to Paris twice and another time to a different region of France.  How crazy is …

Going to the Mountains

Oh how I love the mountains!  My ideal winter vacation is to disappear to a secluded cabin somewhere on the Georgia or Tennessee Mountains (or any other mountain with a glorious view of green everywhere!).  I love the idea of wrapping myself under a thick fuzzy blanket, drinking hot tea (or coffee) with my feet spread on the coffee table, while staring …

Trinidad

Here’s my official shout-outs to all my Trini friends back in the island and those spread around the hemisphere! It was the summer of 2003 when my husband and I took a team of about 23 people on a missions trip to Trinidad in the Caribbean sea. Our group consisted on mostly college age students and a handful of older …

Beautiful Austria!

“The hills are alive with the sound of music…la,la,la,la,la…”  Yes, that’s the one! If you’ve ever seen the movie, The Sound of Music,  I have to say that as beautiful as Austria is depicted in the movie, it just doesn’t do it justice.  It is absolutely breathtaking!  Now, if you have never seen the movie, shame on you!  Go immediately and …