Wanderlust Revived

I recently returned to the East coast after a work trip out West; another conference in Las Vegas. Although my lips were chapped all week, and I barely got outside the conference center, I felt revived! Travel is just in my blood. After landing back in CT (where I work now), the doldrums returned. The…

Seeing The Writing On The Wall

I’ve always had mixed feelings about graffiti. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I hate it. Sometimes it’s beautiful and adds something to the environment, but sometimes it’s just destructive and ugly. I’d like to see grafitti have a proper place in society instead of being criminal activity, but I don’t think it should be…

Refreshing Landscape

This week I am combining themes. Landscape from the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge and Refreshing from Where’s My Backpack’s Weekly Travel Theme. These two ideas fit perfectly with my current mood and thoughts. The recent trip to Arizona still fresh in my mind, while here in New Hampshire the weather is drizzly, and has moved…

Half Light in the Wild West

On my trip west last Fall, one of my favorite parts was viewing the sunsets. Especially in southern New Mexico and Arizona where these photos were taken. It seemed like there was never a place to stop, so these photos were taken with my phone while my daughter (or her now husband) were driving. My…

How Many Ways Can You Look at a Waterfall?

When my daughter and I made plans to drive out west from New Hampshire the first thing we both decided was that we had to see Niagara Falls. Neither of us had ever been, and even though we have seen many photos we wanted to check it out for ourselves. We thought it would be something…

Grandma’s Bag and other Travel Tips

Did you ever play this game, “Grandma’s Bag” when you were a kid? It goes something like this, “My Grandma’s going on a trip and I helped her pack her bag. I put a _________ in her bag.” The next person says the same thing but adds another object. It goes around the circle with…

Return Trip Reflections

I just got back from a whirlwind cross-country drive with my daughter. I wanted to blog along the way but didn’t really have the time or means to do that. I barely managed to post on Facebook most days as our trip had a deadline – my flight home. We were also staying in the…

Autumn in NH

Sometimes I forget what a rural state I live in, being only 45 minutes north of Boston and living in New Hampshire’s Queen City. However, Autumn is my favorite time of year here and it’s the best time of year to get out of town and enjoy the states scenery. The leaves are only beginning…

Las Vegas

It was a last minute, spur of the moment trip. I was invited to go (paid for) to a church event in Las Vegas and I was so happy to be able to go. Although I probably spent more time on airplanes and in airports than in Las Vegas, that in itself is a grand…

The Shortcut

My daughter and I decided to take a shortcut through Vermont on Tuesday to get her back to college in upstate NY. She had come home that way several times with a friend, and we had gone that way the first time we visited the school. I was looking forward to a scenic mountain drive and…