My husband was convinced that he didn’t want to rent a car and travel from San Francisco and down the coast towards Los Angeles. He is no novice in driving in the United States but his voice told me that he meant it. I had never driven anywhere in the United States so it was out of the question that […]
Visiting the Ronald Reagan Library at my recent tour to California we entered a room with decorated Christmas trees. At first, I thought it had to do with White House Christmas trees but it appeared that they each symbolized a decade of the U.S. history. The Christmas tree was invented around the 1840s in Germany I love history and found […]
Continuation of impressions from Ventura Southern California Links to the other posts on this holiday From the coast where we stayed in Oxnard, we could see the contours of The Channel Island. At the harbour of Ventura, there is a Channel Center Visitor Center. If you can’t go to the desolate and exotic islands, the Visitor Center is a fine substitute. At […]
I would like to share something from our recent holiday in California in November. The last week we spent in Oxnard Southern California with Paula’s family and they took us on sightseeing in some of the areas that now so sadly are hit with wildfires. First stop was Lake Casitas in the Ventura Region which is a recreation area for […]
#two in a series on first time Should any of you have been wondering why I haven’t been posting, I have a good excuse. My husband and I spent 15 days in California. This was the first time for me. The distance from Denmark and the huge difference in nature and size overwhelmed me even from before the departure. Mentally […]
#2 in a series on a tour in Sweden in May 2017 In Sweden many houses are still wooden and are seen everywhere in the landscape. Houses in different colors often with white framing. The gardens have lawns and a few bushes or trees. In Denmark we have a tradition of hiding our brick houses behind hedges. In the 1960s many […]
Today I saw the first daffodil on my running trail. I know it is seen earlier in milder areas but I was touched when spotting it here in Denmark in my neighborhood today.
There are a number of ways to see Paris… but today I want to take you, by foot, within arms’ reach of the Seine River, arguably the life-blood of France’s capital city.
“C’mon… raise your arm just a bit higher… now point your finger down, no… a bit more to the side… that’s it! Perfect! …now just hold it!” “Dad! … c’mon… take the picture already… this is embarassing!”
A great many people spend a great deal of money looking for a bit of rest – rest for the spirit, rest for the mind… rest for the soul – when sometimes it’s as easy as a walk around the block.