Lovely, Lovely Hamburg: Germany’s Jewel on the Elbe River

Lovely, Lovely Hamburg: Germany’s Jewel on the Elbe River

July 11, 2023Germany 6 Comments

“It was June and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” ~Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib A few months ago, our son Andrew emailed an article about Hamburg titled “The Cool City that German Tourists Keep for Themselves.” Ever since spending time in Germany’s second largest … Read More

Dear Berlin: We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This

Dear Berlin: We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This

July 6, 2023Germany 8 Comments

Berlin and I have had a rather fleeting relationship. I first met Germany’s capital city nine Junes ago on what could arguably be called a “Berlin in a Day” tour. Herb and I had been traveling on a Baltic cruise that stopped for about twelve hours in Germany’s port of Warnemünde. We’d signed on for … Read More

Notes from Home: Lessons, Love & Looking Back

Notes from Home: Lessons, Love & Looking Back

January 2, 2023Notes from Home 8 Comments

Seven years ago today, I set out on an adventure that I had no way of knowing would still be going strong. On January 2, 2016, after months of exploring an idea that had stubbornly planted itself inside my entire being, I pressed publish and began sharing a deeply important part of my life with … Read More

Notes from Home: Grounded and Grateful

Notes from Home: Grounded and Grateful

November 21, 2022Notes from Home 10 Comments

“This, too, will pass.” ~Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth A couple of weeks ago, Herb and I returned from an always-wonderful visit with our Bay Area grandchildren, topped off with an overnight stay in a lighthouse to celebrate anniversary #43 and fulfill one of my little travel dreams. We’d only been home a day or … Read More