On a Roll…


“Those who don’t believe in Magic..will never find it!”  Roald Dahl 

My weekend was great…cooked a lot of new recipes…ran errands…read some from my current book “The Hunger Games“…went for a four mile hike in the woods with beautiful sunny skies…organized my food pantry…normal household chores…and went to a Superbowl party at my brother’s! 
I’m on a black and white roll! 

If I remember correctly...the staircase at Sacre Coeur in Paris, France - 2007

While hiking on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru – 2009
Staircase in Spain – 2010
Vancouver, British Columbia – 2011
Encountered this man while hiking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon by myself – 2007
I asked these Police Officers in Bangkok permission to take their photo (during a political rally)
Spiritual Pak Ou Caves in Laos on Mekong River


Girl on Mediterranean cruise in Venice - 2010

 Hope you have a lovely day!!






UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Europe

Europe has the most sites by far…with 44 Italy has the most and Spain is the runner up with 41.  N. America has 20.  These are the UNESCO sites I’ve been to within Europe…



Sintra, Portugal



Barcelona, Spain…Works of Antoni Gaudi



Dubrovnik, Croatia



London, England…Tower of London



Paris, France…Banks of the Seine



Paris, France, Cathedral of Notre-Dame



Old Town of Corfu, Greece



Vatican City, Holy See



Rome, Italy


Venice, Italy



Cinque Terre, Italy



Segovia, Spain

If you’d like to learn more about these areas…check out the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Thanks for stopping by!!



Paris in Spring

I took my niece, who at the time was 15 years old and we spent a week exploring Paris in 2007′.  We stayed at the “Familia Hotel” in the “Latin Quarter” and used the “Metro” (subway) to travel…and walked a lot!
My Niece was at an awkward age…a bit self-conscious and at times a drag…complaining about the rain or people smoking…etc!  I’ve found with my travels that I prefer to go “Solo” or with “Gap Adventures“!
Of course we saw the Louvre… Notre Dame…the Eiffel Tower…three times…the Pantheon…the Arc de Triumph…walked along the Champs Elysee and the Seine River…ate “Bon Glace” (good ice cream), chocolate crepes and many scrumptious pastries.
My fondest memories were of stopping in quaint cafes to have a drink or a bite to eat, shopping for bread, cheese & fruits and people watching.
One day we decided to take pictures of anyone with a dog, so we had fun snapping lots of photos!
Doesn’t this gentleman standing with my Niece look so “French”?