Category Archive: travel

This Is What Draws Me to Maine

Time after time when my husband and I decide where we are going to vacation we choose the coast of Maine. There is something so raw about the coastline. Unlike Cape Cod which… Continue reading

We Will Get There Some Day!

There are times and places in my life that when I look back upon remind me of how fortunate I am. My husband and I are not wealthy. We both work full time… Continue reading

A Day on Lake Kezar Maine (Part One)

It’s been a very busy summer and I really haven’t had time to blog on a regular basis. Work, play and life in general have gotten in the way. But I haven’t forgotten… Continue reading

A Trip Down The River Seine

It seems like a lifetime ago. A little over two years in fact since hubby and I went to France. What a trip it was. Two weeks and it was nowhere near enough… Continue reading

157/365 Green Briar Nature Center Sandwich Cape Cod

141/365 French Evening Haze

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101/365 Back to Reality

What a week! We were in the sunny Caribbean on the island of St. Martin through Tuesday. It was warm and sunny in the mid 80s with balmy breezes. 10:30 PM Tuesday night… Continue reading

72/365 Travel Europe

Wouldn’t it be fun to travel around France or Europe in this vintage car?

60/365 Paris Parks

At lunchtime in Paris it is amazing the number of people sitting around in chairs in beautiful parks, just enjoying the weather.

53/365 Beynac-et-Cazenac

It doesn’t get more rustic than this. A little scene in front of a small shop in the beautiful town of Beynac-et-Cazenac in Southern France.

52/365 Southern France

While driving through Southern France we visited this incredible Medieval village, Beynac-et-Cazenac that was built on the edge of cliffs. The view from above was really remarkable. Just below the beautiful Dordogne River… Continue reading

50/365 On a Back Road in Maine

This beautiful farm is located on a backroad in Maine. I remember taking the photo but I don’t think I would ever be able to find this place again. I’m not exactly sure… Continue reading

49/365 The Beauty of French Architecture

There is a certain type of beauty in the old architecture in France and it is enhanced by the flowers that adorn it.

14/365 Only The Freshest

One thing that thoroughly impressed me about Paris were the little markets of every type. This particular shop sold fruits and vegetables. I have never seen such fresh choices as were in this… Continue reading

I Really Do Live in a Norman Rockwell Town

I am in my mid-fifties and have lived on Cape Cod for 26 years. It’s hard to believe when I think of it now, as it doesn’t seem that long. When I was… Continue reading

A Day of Paddle Boarding

  While driving home from Maine my husband and I came across this sight. Two people were paddle boarding across this pristine lake towards the magnificent foliage. On the other side nestled amongst the… Continue reading

Cruising the River Seine in Paris by Bateaux

Cruising down the River Seine in Paris you see many bateaux. This is a common view as you watch the activity on the water. And truthfully they are so very pretty. It only… Continue reading

An Amazing Sunset Over Cape Cod

There are some remarkable landscapes and scenic setting in and around Cape Cod. And although this was not a coastal view it is incredible. I caught the sun as it was setting over… Continue reading

Eiffel Tower and the Paris Skyline

My husband and I went to the top of a very tall building in Paris called Montparnasse Tower that gave us the most incredible view of the entire city. One of the views was… Continue reading

Crab Fishing on Cape Cod in Summer

There are some very fun and special activities that happen on Cape Cod in summertime. Quite often you will see children with raw chicken drumsticks hanging off string into the water. Crabs are… Continue reading

Views in and around Paris

I really can’t impress enough what a magnificent city Paris is. This is a view of the Seine River. And this is the smart way to get around the city.

Plymouth Yacht Club, Massachusetts

There is nothing more relaxing than having your lunch and looking out on such a scene. I took my sandwich and parked down by the Plymouth Yacht Club. The day was very warm… Continue reading

In and Around Sandwich

Here is another view of a popular area in my hometown of Sandwich on Cape Cod. During the good weather you will quite often find a number of boys and others fishing Shawmee… Continue reading

A Little Small Town Americana

Walking a little further around my hometown of Sandwich on Cape Cod I have included some more examples of why I love this area so much. It just screams small town America. In… Continue reading

Beautiful Yards for Beautiful Homes

Today I was walking around my town taking some photos of local sights. I came upon these mailboxes and just fell in love with them. Nestled amongst roses and ivy they were so… Continue reading

Iconic Swan Boats in the Boston Public Garden

If you ever decide to visit Boston from the spring through fall you absolutely must walk over to the Public Garden. The swan boats are a well known tourist attraction and for good… Continue reading

In the Early Morning Light ~ Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts

It was early morning and I happened to be driving by Plymouth Harbor in Massachusetts. I had to quickly pull over and snap this shot. The beams of sunlight breaking through the clouds… Continue reading

Heritage Museum & Gardens, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

There is a beautiful and magical place on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. It is called Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich. It is acres of magnificent nature trails just waiting to be explored… Continue reading

Would You or Wouldn’t You?

I wouldn’t! I’m too chicken!

Chateau LaTouanne, Baccon France

Chateau LaTouanne is one of the places Hubby and I stayed while in France last fall. We stayed there for three days. Located in the Loire Valley it was remarkable. I don’t think… Continue reading

A Blizzard Falls on Brewster Gardens

You have to admit that when the snow is falling and you don’t have to drive anywhere that it’s absolutely beautiful. These photos were taken the night of Valentine’s 2015. We had another… Continue reading

A Christmastime Visit to Boston

On Friday afternoon my husband and I headed into Boston to see a show and spend the night. Boston is about an hours drive from our home on Cape Cod so we figured… Continue reading

Do They Know or Don’t They Care

While in Paris hubby and I took a boat cruise along the Seine. All along the shore beautiful old apartment buildings lined the banks. There were inhabitants who carried on with their daily… Continue reading

Paris the City of Love

Paris is known as the city of love and there was proof positive of this. As Michael and I were on our cruise up the Seine I saw two different newlyweds having their… Continue reading

I’m Back After a Little Convalescing

Paris Maine last February Well it’s been just about three weeks from my last post. During that time I had a viral infection for 10 days of which I ran a temp of… Continue reading

Chateau La Touanne, Baccon France

The final stop of our trip to France was in the Loire Valley. Hubby and I took several days to tour some of the famous Chateaus in the area. Even more fortunate for us we stayed in one of these stately Chateaus. In Baccon France, Chateau La Touanne has been in the same family since the 1600s.

The Seine

One of the highlights for me while visiting Paris was taking a boat ride down the Seine.

Our Word View – Word of the Week = ZEST

SUNDAY POSTING ~ A COLLABORATIVE BLOG BETWEEN TWO FRIENDS (ME AND MY FRIEND BARB) WHO’S PATHS WERE SEPARATED FOR 20+ YEARS AND HAVE FOUND ONE ANOTHER ONCE AGAIN ONLINE. BOTH SHARE A LOVE… Continue reading

France

Well I’m back from vacation! Hubby and I spent 15 days in France. We visited Paris, of course, Saint Emilion, Sarlat and the Loire Valley. I can not even begin to say how… Continue reading

Our Word View – Word of the Week = STRUCTURE

SUNDAY POSTING ~ A COLLABORATIVE BLOG BETWEEN TWO FRIENDS (ME AND MY FRIEND BARB) WHO’S PATHS WERE SEPARATED FOR 20+ YEARS AND HAVE FOUND ONE ANOTHER ONCE AGAIN ONLINE. BOTH SHARE A LOVE… Continue reading

Our Word View – Word of the Week = GRAND

SUNDAY POSTING ~ A COLLABORATIVE BLOG BETWEEN TWO FRIENDS (ME AND MY FRIEND BARB) WHO’S PATHS WERE SEPARATED FOR 20+ YEARS AND HAVE FOUND ONE ANOTHER ONCE AGAIN ONLINE. BOTH SHARE A LOVE… Continue reading

Our Word View – Word of the Week = CAPTURE

SUNDAY POSTING ~ A COLLABORATIVE BLOG BETWEEN TWO FRIENDS (ME AND MY FRIEND BARB) WHO’S PATHS WERE SEPARATED FOR 20+ YEARS AND HAVE FOUND ONE ANOTHER ONCE AGAIN ONLINE. BOTH SHARE A LOVE… Continue reading

Main Street, Falmouth, Cape Cod Massachusetts

  On Cape Cod there are three major hubs or little cities. Falmouth, Hyannis and Provincetown. If you’re from Cape Cod you know that in summer from Falmouth to Hyannis can take you… Continue reading

Boston Swan Boats

“Boston Public Gardens” If you visit Boston a must see is the “Boston Public Gardens”. Not to be confused with “Boston Commons” which is just across one main road. And in the garden… Continue reading

Portland Maine

Portland Maine. Purchase here… A three hour drive north of Boston and into Maine one of the larger cities is Portland. Hubby and I visited here last fall for the first time. What… Continue reading

Bridge to a View

Hemlock Wooden Covered Bridge, Fryeburg Maine. Purchase print here… I am always amazed at the level of construction that goes into a wooden covered bridge. They are a piece of art to behold.… Continue reading

Love the Coast of Maine

Hubby and I travel quite a bit to Maine. The coast of Maine can not be equaled. Generally it is very rocky. Just outside of Portland is the Portland Head Lighthouse and around… Continue reading

Fryeburg Maine a Winter Wonderland

It’s so hard to describe this scene as it unfolded. We were driving down a side road and as we came around a bend, then crossed a river, slowly the mountains rose on… Continue reading

Bridgton Maine

Print available for purchase on ETSY… Sometimes you visit a location and it just transports you back to a different time. Bridgton Maine is one of those locations. About three hours north of… Continue reading

A Light Snow Drifts Slowly Down

A light snow slowly drifts down to blanket a river in white. A beautiful and perfect winter day in Maine.