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
To feel the power of the sea, is and always has been, a driving force that digs deep into my spirit.
A few months ago I had the misfortune of experiencing a scary situation in my home. I fell twice the 2nd time I had blacked out, so I don't remember most of what happened. The end result was a broken wrist that is also impacted and tilted back plus a 5" cut on the back … Continue reading A Freaky Saturday Night
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
8 Days. In just 8 days I will be on my way to Roma, Italy. I am having a difficult time believing it is actually happening. I mean, after all these years, is it really and truly almost time to leave? Although the dream was of course, to visit Venice, that will be in 16 days. Ah... yes, Venice you know you are a Temptress!
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
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
Monday Sept. 28, 2015 It is another gorgeous day and if the weather report on my phone is to be believed, it will be all week. This morning, I am off to the Rialto Market in hopes of buying something and actually cooking. I got to the Ca' Rezzonico stop just as the last few … Continue reading Wandering Around Venice
Despite it still raining, we decided to go out and explore the city anyway. It wasn't pouring any longer, just a light rain. We dodged puddles and umbrellas on the crowded Ponte Vecchio Bridge trying to keep our eyes on the ever wandering Dennie with his camera. You don't even realize you are on a … Continue reading First Walk Through Florence
I am happy to report that I worried more than I needed to. I purchased a pre-paid International Sim card from Telestial JT Travel Buddy for $19.00 and it came with a $10.00 credit. I was able to check my usage, as well as top off if need be online, or with the Travel App. … Continue reading Update on Phone Usage in Italy