Savannah Acres – My Neck of the Woods

My drive to work is 40 minutes each way over back roads in mostly wide open spaces; bean and corn fields. The winds can be fierce in the winter months creating white outs with less than an inch of snow on the ground. Ground outs are also common - at least that's what I call … Continue reading Savannah Acres – My Neck of the Woods

The Kindness of Strangers While in Rome

On two occasions while in Rome, I was on the receiving end of kindness, understanding and compassion from 3 total strangers. 1 who spoke no English and 2 who spoke limited English.  I was a guest in their country after all and there was no reason for them to speak my language.  And yet, each of … Continue reading The Kindness of Strangers While in Rome

Chapels of Old Montreal

Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours - One of the oldest churches in Montreal, it was built in 1771 over the ruins of an earlier chapel. St. Marguerite-Bourgeoys was the first teacher in the colony of Ville-Marie and the founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame.  In the 19th century the chapel became a pilgrimage site for sailors arriving … Continue reading Chapels of Old Montreal

Food Of Old Montreal

The Food of Old Montreal - Let the feasting begin!!!   Fettuccini Carbonara and cheese garlic bread at Le Papillion The owner going over the menu with one of the staff of La Sauvagine Restaraunt - Salad of mixed greens, fresh vegetables and balsamic. Who knew that a salad could be as amazing as this … Continue reading Food Of Old Montreal