By the Sea

Nothing lifts my spirits more than a lazy afternoon on a beach chair watching the sun’s reflection on a calm blue sea. If I could live anywhere, there is no other place I’d rather be than by the sea. To quote Jacques Yves Cousteau, “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its…

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Local Color

Have you ever noticed the signature color(s) of your local area or other places you’ve seen around the world? For much of my life, I went about my daily routine rather blind to the colors and details of my surroundings. It only seemed when I traveled to someplace new that I noticed the vibrancy and…

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Small Plane, Rain, and Dense Gray Clouds Make for Bumpy Travel

I’ve been itching to post photos of a flight from Bradley Airport to Newark Airport on our way back home to San Francisco during the Thanksgiving Holiday. Not the best weather for air travel but certainly not the worst. I wasn’t looking forward to the bumpy ride in the small commuter jet. Despite the gloom, the…

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Wish our dog fit under an airplane seat

What’s up with the rule that only dogs that fit under an airplane seat can travel in coach with their human parents? While our sweet dog, Buddy, meets the weight criterion for most airlines, we learned he’s a little too tall to comfortably fit in a regulation size pet carrier. I sure wish he fit under…

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