My Baltic Sea cruise journal: Flying to Copenhagen

My husband and I returned from a 12-day cruise on the Baltic Sea last Wednesday, our first cruise ever!  Since the Internet on cruises is expensive and not very reliable, I kept a hand-written journal, and over the next few weeks will edit and transcribe here. Getting ready to leave was nerve-wracking, particularly because I… More My Baltic Sea cruise journal: Flying to Copenhagen

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Machu Picchu, Day 1, (Part 2) and Day 2

For my Flashback Friday feature this week, I continue digging into my blog archives and repost the second part of my visit to Machu Picchu in Peru: It was June 28, 2008 that my husband, son and I visited Machu Picchu as part of a 14-day trip to Peru with the program Overseas Adventure Travel.… More FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Machu Picchu, Day 1, (Part 2) and Day 2

Flashback Friday: Repost – Machu Picchu, Day 1, Part 1

It was June 28, 2008 that my husband, son and I visited Machu Picchu as part of a 14-day trip to Peru with the program Overseas Adventure Travel. Machu Picchu was at the top of my “bucket” list for travel destinations. It was an experience I will never forget. I highly recommend OAT to any… More Flashback Friday: Repost – Machu Picchu, Day 1, Part 1

Flashback Friday

My weekly post “Flashback Friday” took a hiatus during my ABC Countdown posting marathon! However, I’ve now reinstated it, and will continue using previous posts of mine, with occasional additional commentary. Enjoy!

Flashback Friday: 2nd Amendment vs the General Welfare (Repost)

For today’s Flashback Friday, in the wake of yet another mass shooting, I have decided to re-post what I originally posted on January 3, 2013 (three weeks after the Sandy Hook massacre). I am also including a section from another previous post, written on March 29, 2013.   Pictures of the most recent mass killing, two… More Flashback Friday: 2nd Amendment vs the General Welfare (Repost)

ABC COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT: Y is for yearbook

June 11, 2015 I always got excited about the yearbook. When I was in elementary school, we didn’t have a yearbook, but in junior high I began collecting my annual yearbooks. We passed them around and had them signed by friends. Sometimes someone we didn’t like would sign the yearbook, because they were signing everyone… More ABC COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT: Y is for yearbook