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 … Continue reading Portraits of those before us, and more, National Gallery, London

Making New Friends, Highlands of Scotland


The blessings continue to flow here in Scotland as I have made some wonderful friends along my journey. It isn't always about what you are seeing, it is about whom comes into your life and leaves a happy mark on your heart that creates the best experiences; may the memories and friendships continue to bloom.

Hugh Miller Cottage, Cromarty, Scotland


 I was so very blessed to get to spend a whole day touring the childhood and adulthood home (for a while) of Hugh Miller, geologist, reformer, stone mason and Scots. Truly an amazing experience!! I used my National Trust for Scotland pass to tour it, which is awesome.

Chickpea and Curry Wraps, Super Easy


Grog on the Murg River


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Breakfast for Dinner


  For the last several weeks, we (my german lady friends) and I have been for coffee, conversation, and culture---well, mostly just to talk in English as both desire to improve their English communication skills--and had asked me to meet with them more often for practice--always a fun way to learn and I really enjoy … Continue reading Breakfast for Dinner

Black Forrest National Forrest and a Village


  15 kilometers in one day makes a very happy woman, and very tired feet!!! The adventure began with a tram ride to the North, and disembarking in Raumümzach--which only has one stop for the village (which also boasts a lovely place called 'Hotel Waterfall'). I packed my lunch, grabbed my rucksack and off I … Continue reading Black Forrest National Forrest and a Village

Kirch & Kloster (Ruins) and town of Bad Herrenalb


Video Link A fellow tourist summed it up perfect (excerpt from German Eagle) The Cistercian monastery, origin of the town, was founded in 1149 by Berthold III von Eberstein and his wife Uta. It became economically successful, in the 14th and 15th century it prospered. However, the end came soon: In 1525 farmers plundered it, … Continue reading Kirch & Kloster (Ruins) and town of Bad Herrenalb

Turkish Delight–Döner


A definite 'must' in Karlsruhe--a family restuarant/locally owned business that is just simply amazing!! Located on Kronenplatz, Karlsruhe, Germany, it is a must for any local or traveler. The Döner Teller is filled with shaved, roasted meal,  a yogurt dressing atop a fresh salad,  a potato side with a orange sauce..incredible. The falafels were also … Continue reading Turkish Delight–Döner

Kneipp Bath


Spending time with my sweetheart is such a joy--I asked a local woman what the open-air foot/leg bath and arm bath-trough was intended for--and she answered (with a smile) that it is for health and refreshment....exactly what we needed on a hot, hot summer day. Thomas and I sluffed off our shoes and went for … Continue reading Kneipp Bath