UK – Day 12 of 37 – The Cotswolds

Sunday, November 3, 2019 SO many little towns, castles and estates that we wandered through.... The Cotswolds is absolutely gorgeous! Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Broadway, Broadway Castle, Stanton, Hailes Abbey, Sudeley Castle, Snowshill Manor, and Chastleton House and Gardens Moreton-in-Marsh Hailes Abbey, Cotswolds Sudeley Castle Snowshill Manor

UK – Day 9 of 37

Thursday, October 31, 2019 I thought I was going to kill us both at least 4 times today. These are NOT streets, lanes or anything other than something a man on a horse can drive down. Certainly NOT a sprinter van! A fucking mobile home was coming towards us so I had no choice but... Continue Reading →

UK – Day 8 of 37

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Ok, so sleeping in a Campervan, as wonderful as Bonny is, can be a little disconcerting. Strange noises outside: is someone going to steal the car with us inside snoozing? Today's adventures: Long Man of Wilmington, Arundel Castle and gardens (AMAZING!), Arundel Cathedral, and Petworth House and Park. Town of Arundel... Continue Reading →

UK – Day 7 of 37

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Reculver Towers and Roman Fort, Deal Castle, Walmer Castle, Dover Castle, Bodium Castle, and Hastings Abbey in the dark. Hastings Abbey

UK – Day 6 of 37

Monday, October 28, 2019 SO many things we saw today! We had to pick up our Campervan, Bonny, today at 2pm, so we had to high-tail it over to the last few spots in London before hitting the road. The Horse Guards, the Horse Guards Parade, the Banqueting House, Buckingham Palace, Bonny the Van, driving... Continue Reading →

UK – Day 4 of 37 (London)

Saturday, October 26, 2019 The Queen Victoria exhibit at Kensington Palace was incredible! Tea in the gardens, then Notting Hill, Harry Potter gawking at King's Cross Station, then a long ass walk in the rain along the Thames bank. St. Pancras International Winchester Palace The Globe Theatre

UK – Day 3 of 37 (Still London)

Friday, October 25, 2019 Saint Paul's Cathedral, 7 miles of walking, a few bridges, the Gherkin, many underground and bus rides, The Shard, the Queens Mews at Buckingham Palace (really freakin' awesome!) coffee, more coffee, and then some coffee. Feet are very angry. The Gherkin Buckingham Palace Gates Thames River and The Shard

UK – Day 1 of 37 (London)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Jet Lag: the struggle is real. 3 flights: OGG-LAX-IAD-LHR. 7,232 miles. The Plan: several nights in a super tiny London hotel room so we can conquer the city, and then we pick up Bonny, our Quirky Campervan, to tackle the whole of the United Kingdom in a little over a month.... Continue Reading →

Maui, Hawaii

Hiking, snorkeling, sleeping, swimming, reading, sunning, burning, aloe-ing, driving, more hiking, sunrise at 10,000 feet, sunsets at zero feet, relaxing, cooking, drinking, and more sleeping. Amazing 10 days.

Reykjavik, Iceland

September 29, 2019 Again, this country is just exquisite. Spending time here is just so relaxing. The people are so kind, helpful, and just gorgeous!

Monument Valley

July 12, 2019 The Navajo Nation is nearly the size of West Virginia, 27,000 sq. miles. It occupies pieces of 4 states and has a population of almost 375,000. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, in southern Utah, is where I took these photos. It is quite the drive to get here but it is well... Continue Reading →

A Canyon SO Grand

July 10, 2019 Breathtaking. Every time I'm here I noticed something different. The sky has different clouds, or none at all. The 50 Shades of Red radiating from the rocks change by the minute with the passing sun. The sound of the trees being lightly jostled as the storm moves in. Or, more likely, it... Continue Reading →

Home in Virginia

January 7, 2018 One day at home before I head out again, but this time for just a training tour in DC. Paperwork, more paperwork and then just a little paperwork. Laundry. Pack. Sleep. Repeat. I love it.

Hirosaki, Japan

October 3, 2018 It was a beautiful 1.5 hour drive from Aomori to the little town of Hirosaki where we visited the castle, gardens and a local museum where they display the paper-lantern-like battles of the past for the annual Aomori Nebuta Matsuri.

Otaru, Japan

October 2, 2018 It was a 30 minute walk to downtown Otaru from where ship docked and the little town could not have been more adorable. There were little chocolate shops and confectioners everywhere. So many samples felt like going to a candy only Costco on a Saturday. There were fresh seafood kiosks that would... Continue Reading →

Petropovlosk, Russia

October 1, 2018 I really wasn't sure why our cruise ship stopped in Petropovlosk. We had to tender the life boats to a broken down dock and there was nothing around for us to see on foot. I was lucky enough to go on an optional that took us through town to show us some... Continue Reading →

Alaska – #50 of 50

September 2018 One word: GORGEOUS! Ketchikan, Juneau and Seward, Alaska. My adult tour company pulled me off of my Autumn Leaves tours because they needed someone to be a cruise host for their Alaska, Russia and Japan cruise. I gladly accepted because I had never been to any of these places. This offer was the... Continue Reading →

Colonial Williamsburg

April 11, 2018 Favorite line of the day: "Are those raisins?" Asked by a student looking at a dessert place setting with fake cakes on the table. They may have been flies.

A WWII veteran wanted to keep me

April 10, 2018 He hugged me and would not let go. I pick my group of 5th graders up super early at Dulles and then we went to visit memorials before the Smithsonian museums open at 10 a.m. We see a bus full of Honor Flight, who are veterans visiting memorials usually just for a... Continue Reading →

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