Beyond Words

To experience the eclipse, Mr. Al and I journeyed to Bend, Oregon which is about an hour south of the Totality Zone. There, we met up with dear friends and settled into some serious playtime. The day before the eclipse, we went white water rafting down the Deschutes River. It’s been years since I’ve done … Continue reading Beyond Words


Shall we try again? This did not post in time for your Sunday Morning Coffee. Why? Well…my mouse’s batteries died. That’s the main reason, and all you need to know.  Perhaps it was meant to be enjoyed with your afternoon tea or evening cocktail?? Here we go… I am very grateful that I took a … Continue reading Home…

Time to Go Home

When you’re on vacation, you’re not home…I know…duh, right? But there comes a time when you start to miss your stuff, the things you forgot to pack, your friends, pets, even your routine. That means the vacation was a success. You’re ready, relaxed, reenergized…you’ve regrouped…you’re eager even. And now that the snow has melted, the … Continue reading Time to Go Home

The Fire Hose

This was the most amazing natural event I have ever experienced. Usually, when lave meets the sea, it oozes out and drips like candle wax.  Or it crawls on lava fingers. But when a chink of land breaks off and the main lava tube is exposed, this is what happens: Let’s back track a little … Continue reading The Fire Hose

Short and Sweet

Mr. Al and I are over in Spokane for my niece’s wedding.  We had a great time. Weddings are such happy occasions. And this one reminds me that my brother is a loving and conscientious father who knows his children well, rather than the silly goofball who, when we talk,  always manages to have me … Continue reading Short and Sweet

Lots More Pics!

This is the final picture batch from our Alaskan Cruise that I’m sharing with you. I must say, I’ve saved the best for last. The scenery surrounding Skagway was gorgeous.   Beyond words gorgeous. And our day was full stop sunshine. Because it was so clear, we saw vistas many don’t experience. We walked around the … Continue reading Lots More Pics!

And More Pictures…

Here are many more pictures from our Alaskan Cruise.  These are of the lovely 5:00AM voyage up the Endicott Arm on our way to Juneau and our whale watching adventure when in Juneau.  Currently, at the home front, we are in our creative corners–me, diving deep into my psyche with Intentional Creativity and Mr. Al … Continue reading And More Pictures…

A Week Without Internet

I’m sitting in a hotel room in Seattle scrolling through miles of junk email.  That’s the downside to having not paid for the ship’s internet services. The upside was a break from routine.  A much needed break. Yes, we had a great time. A fabulous time and I will share all the highlights next week. … Continue reading A Week Without Internet