Paris Apartments in the Age of Airbnb

Paris Apartments in the Age of Airbnb

Last Spring, we had the pleasure of spending a whole week in Paris. We rented a 2 bedroom apartment and were joined by our daughter, son-in-law and our almost two year old granddaughter. The purpose of our visit was to attend our youngest daughter’s graduation...
Therapy in Solitude in Paris

Therapy in Solitude in Paris

When I think of a relaxing activity, one of the first things that comes to mind is reading a good book or going for coffee at a cafe. What would not occur to me is to take a book to a sidewalk cafe after dark to read in public. Reading in a park or at the beach makes...
Happy 4th of July America!

Happy 4th of July America!

To me, one of the best examples of the wonder, the diversity, and majesty of this great nation can be found in its national parks. So here are a few pics from vacations past. Enjoy: Entering Sequoia National Park The General Sherman Tree – too tall to get it all...
Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!

On this the 149th year of my Homeland’s birth, I offer up a few facts: Established on July 1, 1867 (Patriation April 17, 1982) Capital City: Ottawa, Ontario Population: 2016 Estimate 36,155,487 (37th in the world) Land Area: 9,984,670 sq km or 3,854,085 sq miles...
2015 State Fair of Texas

2015 State Fair of Texas

Monday morning, and my foot hurts. Well, both of them do really. The left one has bothered me for some time, but has been much better over the past month or so, until yesterday. And yet I don’t mind. Why? My family and I spent the day at the State Fair of Texas,...