Gratitude and Joy, Travel

Day 31 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy

… to be fair, ALL of my friends I’ve met because of travels. 

Gratitude and Joy, humor, Travel

Day 26 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy

Today I am grateful for the convenience of American bathrooms. I know what you’re thinking: “WHAT???” but let me explain.

Gratitude and Joy, Travel

Day 22 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy

No matter where you live, no matter where you are, you can’t help but paste on a smile and enjoy a beautiful sunny day.

Flying, Musings, Travel

Night Flights

No conversations pierced the silence. No babies cried.

Gratitude and Joy

Day Seven – A Year of Gratitude and Joy

We chatted easily and shared a homemade meal to kick off the year. As the shadows lengthened, we headed home, leaving the others to continue the celebration. 

Gratitude and Joy, Wine/Cocktails

Day Four – A Year of Gratitude and Joy

Not everyone experiences the fun and frivolity of red ... I feel glee. It evokes thoughts of festivity and excitement.

Arizona, Gratitude and Joy, Travel

Day One – A Year of Gratitude and Joy

Jed was a fascinating guy. A fifth-generation Arizonan, he shared a little family lore with us as he pointed out the berries on a tiny cactus and mentioned, “they make great eatin’.”

Musings, Travel


Life is all about choices. I tell people that all the time. Happiness is a choice. Love is a choice. You can choose to enjoy the ride or grumble through it, but having done both, I can assure you enjoying it is a lot more fun!

History, Road Trip, Travel

Everything Old is New Again

Burns was worth the trip … for the beauty and charm of the town, for the stunning example of reusing an old building rather than tearing it down, and for the perfect place to meet up with friends.

Bucket List, Musings, Travel

Three Truths and a Lie

For now my bucket list items are my lies, but I’ll have to come up with new lies to play the game in the future.