Sunset cruise outside of the Kennedy compound in Hyannis, MA

Birthday #41

This summer went by faster than usual. I’m still in denial that it’s over…but in four days, it’s the official start of fall and there is no denying it. So here is a belated birthday recap aka the last item on my birthday list. I like to avoid renting a car on my birthday trips […]

Past-Life Regression

                Past lives—what do you think about it? Are they real? I’d never given it much thought until my mother, one of the most logical, “black and white” people I know, had a few “visions” in England. I witnessed her experiencing one as we toured Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage […]

Books and Cats

I’ve been wanting to visit Portland, Oregon, for years. I knew that I would love it, but it would be an expensive trip and I would have to take at least a week off from work. And I tend to take all of my big vacations in England, my second home. Well, the stars aligned […]

“More Weight”

I actually won something from an online sweepstakes a couple of months ago! I won a travel package to Salem, Massachusetts. It’s a whopping 25 miles north, so I’ve visited numerous times. But the package was pretty sweet and included a night at a bed and breakfast. So Allen and I had the opportunity to […]

No Snow, No Problem

A couple of months ago, my friend Cindy asked if I would be interested in going dog sledding. I was unaware that such an activity existed in New England. Obviously, I said yes. And that is how I found myself hanging out with 4 mushers and 24 huskies at a campground in Waterville Valley, New […]