Portraits of those before us, and more, National Gallery, London


Culture is in the eye of the beholder and the artists of old captured the essence of all things great  in the centuries before us….and viewing them is free at the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square in downtown London. A fabulous aspect of the National Gallery is the general entrance is free, which is great … More Portraits of those before us, and more, National Gallery, London

Black Water Rhythym and Blues, Elizabethtown, N.C.


A very enjoyable evening out on the town!! Located at the Farmers Market Plaza in Elizabethtown, N.C. A friend and I thoroughly enjoyed an evening of live music, performed by Black Water Rhythym and Blues. The trombones, saxaphone, trumpet and vocalists were awesome, featuring covered music tracks. A favorite of mine was the cover of … More Black Water Rhythym and Blues, Elizabethtown, N.C.

A Cheesy Snack/Side Dish


Cheesy Brussel Sprouts, an easy snack/side dish 1 bag of frozen Brussel sprouts (plain) 4 slices (or 4 oz) of real cheddar cheese Lightly steam the brussel sprouts with a little water, until thawed out and semi cooked. Let cool if cutting by hand. Slice/chop the brussel sprouts by hand or with a food processor, … More A Cheesy Snack/Side Dish

Reykjavik, Iceland


A layover has never been more exciting. My flight on Icelandair proved to be very successful, flying from London to Denver, via Reykjavik, Iceland. I arrived just  little before midnight, went through customs (getting another stamp in my passport, woohoo!!) I was able to sleep a little on a terminal bench in a quiet area, … More Reykjavik, Iceland

Burse, Freiburg, Germany


A great restaurant with outdoor seating in the plaza, offering wonderful food and traditional German cuisine, and, of course, I enjoyed the German hearty meal of Schnitzel, mixed salad, and potatoe salad. A wonderful meal in the plaza, a great way to fuel up on an adventure and a tasty way at that!!