We are both excited and terrified at the same time, its retirement time! 6 years of planning, multiple planning meetings, eating at home, packing lunches, working overtime for years, driving used cars, we have no cottage, no RVs, no 4 wheelers, using coupons, garage sale shopping, reviews of income, savings, planning.. plan some more andContinue reading “Partially Retired”
I am a young 52 years old today, and celebrating this entire year for sure! My plans are to make this year more about me and David. Taking better care of ourselves. We definitely have given most of ourselves away for years and this is going to finally be a time for us. David andContinue reading “It’s my Birthday!”
Even the tiles on the ground, look like a ceramic blue
We always ask our Uber drivers the best places to eat, this guy was right a best bakery for sure. Panaderia Espana Bakery: https://www.facebook.com/PanaderiaEspana/ We ate pastry so lite, they were air, and octopus marinade in a vinaigrette. A local coconut pudding, and beef empanada, ham croquettes, whew I’m full. Think we will sit forContinue reading “Panaderia Espana Bakery”
A new moon bioluminance swim in Puerto Rico, one of the coolest things we have done!
Just two random cats we saw enjoying a hot afternoon siesta. More kitties from random locations Then a delicious Gelato, a 10 on both flavors. I had chocolate pretzel carmel, David had chocolate almond carmel. But we both agree mine was better, the salty crunch was perfect
We have bad wanderlust, bad! I’m having trouble focusing at work and home since I have worked all thru Covid and hard. I had to get away, so Orlando here we are! We are headed to San Juan, Puerto Rico , we like to be last minute. But this is what we have learned withContinue reading “Traveling during Covid”
Lunch of chicken and pork empanados? Were not sure, but it was local and tasty. It took a few minutes to make but they were fresh and really good. Next we stopped at the Wicked Lily, Condodo beach Puerto Rico for an afternoon drink at the beach. I had the Lily’s Colada, rich and creamy.Continue reading “A drink and bite on the beach”
Headed to a surprise destination.
While we cannot travel, we still can enjoy each other and date each other, so tried a new place, the Marine City Fish Company. We were told, get a reservation, but we did not need one at 4:30pm on a Friday, the only time they told us they had one, it was fine, we areContinue reading “Marine City, MI Date Night with David”
We had two parties this weekend, first a dinner for my moms birthday 85years old, and then an ice cream party yesterday for their 64th Wedding anniversary. Both celebrations were September 3rd, but thought why not celebrate twice on two days, twice the fun! So we did, both September 3rd, and September 6th. More toContinue reading “Happy Labor Day”
We will try and visit him again one more time before the end if the year, but, glad to have the short time. Our son is in the airforce in Dover, Delaware. He has 2 years in his 4 year contract and settled nicely and is thriving. He asked us to bring him his things,Continue reading “Fourth of July visit with our son”
So after Davids bicep tendon surgery, and me working all the time, tomorrow is fathers day and we are having a celebration 🍾. We will post some pictures of the party, which is way better than these surgical scar pictures
Grocery shopping is getting hard around our town, looking for input on what to say next time I have a crabby shopper who I need to respond to
This Mothers Day we are spending at home, having ham and potato dinner. We visited my Mother and Father Yesterday when we grocery shopped, and my brother is stopping over today. We picked up Mom a hanging basket, a Polish Bird but from metal on a stick which we proudly placed in her front yard,Continue reading “Happy Mothers Day”
Well, I have not written in over a week, because between all the work we have been doing around the house on Quarantine and me working at the hospital and at home. David has been working around the house – ALOT, and well he was putting in the dock he built and the ramp wasContinue reading “David needs arm Surgery tomorrow”
There has been A LOT of cold weather here in Michigan and we just put in our bees, and we were not sure if they would make it the weekend with all the freezing weather and snow, but they lived!
A Pirate Cruise complete with plank, and rope swing and all you can drink Rum. Living the best life!
We are just walking around, and I see a fort at the top of the hill. It is HOT out, but I want to check it out, so we start walking. The streets are difficult to walk – because they are narrow with steep uneven sidewalks, or sometimes no sidewalks and cars are moving byContinue reading “Fort George, Grenada”
While we are back and quarantine at home, I am posting on our trip just a few/two weeks ago. We had a day in port at Grenada and nothing planned so decided just to walk around everywhere…. a few pictures to share of our walk around the bay. Locals were lined up to buy aContinue reading “Walking around Grenada”
What should we do other than eat, swim, sleep in late, enjoy each other, and hang out on a Beach…. we decided to Tour the Bacardi Distillery. We Uber it over… and David says as we pull into the Bacardi complex, they should name a building after you. I do love Bacardi Silver Rum! WeContinue reading “Bacardi Tour, Puerto Rico”
We just landed, and were not even done with our new Orleans posts yet, so here we are enjoying life and the beach and each other!
I just finished up my taco snack and David spots crawfish lunch special at turtle bay $12.00 2lbs with corn and potatoes. We have to stop
On the way walking to another parade I saw this Mexican restaurant and the chips with plantains and salsa caught my eye. A quick snack that turned into a lunch. I guess you cant eat southern creole the whole trip…. well I could, but just sounded great and it was.
Well were here in New Orleans and Mardi gras is everything we imaged. A few pictures to share of our first parade
Were off to Mardi Gras
We had a Valentine’s nite party, to celebrate love for family and friends. Had a wonderful time, sharing a few pictures.
A Family Valentine party is in the works, more to follow tomorrow!
We are consider a short trip to Puerto Rico to fill our Cancelled trip to China. But there was just an Earth Quake there recently, so if we do go, we are going to have to take some helper supplies, will look into that and what to bring. Will do my research and get backContinue reading “Reschedule a trip”
Decided last night we are going to have to put off our China trip not because we’re scared of being sick with Corona virus but because we’re scared of being quarantine. The idea of being locked in a room for 3 weeks when we arrive and not seeing the sites, or coming home and beingContinue reading “Putting off our China trip”
David and I are on a date, my New Years fortune is.. Luck is coming your way! We will take that luck!
Love our family!
Well at this point, we had a lot to drink and a lot to eat and a lot of friendship and conversation, so what is left to do – Sing and Drink more at the Red Head Piano Bar, some of the friends left, some showed up – lots of fun for all! Benny andContinue reading “Red Head Piano Bar – Chicago”
Friendship and Chicago – a wonderful combination. RSNA Chicago is over, but these friends and our time together was the best memory.
We visited the Chicago Roastery on Michigan mile. It was everything and more than we heard it would be a sight for the eyes, like a Disney land of Coffee
Dinner out with my husband and great friends at Lawrys steak house last nite.
The Lobby at the FireKeepers hotel is a Huge entrance with a light up tower at the center, and seven pillars of the Tribe and humanity surrounding it. – Humility, Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Truth, Honesty. Love is my favorite. David’s favorite is Bravery. Love the local Indian tribe history and will be sharing aContinue reading “Lobby at the FireKeepers Hotel – 7 pillars of the Tribe Battle Ck, MI”
I had some work to complete in Battle creek, so we decided to spend the weekend at the local Casino and Hotel – Firekeepers. Typically when I work and stay in the area, we stay in downtown Kalamazoo – at the Radisson Plaza Hotel. The downtown Kalamazoo area has so many local places to walkContinue reading “Weekend at FireKeepers Hotel and Casino, Battle Creek, MI”
It’s my birthday weekend we decided to go to FireKeepers hotel to enjoy ourselves but as well as me work at the local hospitals in the area. New job through snow in 40 mile per hour winds to arrive at the hotel we decided to eat here at Nibi restaurant. We enjoyed everything as ifContinue reading “Firekeepers hotel, Battle creek, mi – Date night”
We booked a Spring 2020 trip to China with Stunning Tours to visit Beijing, Xian, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai. We cannot wait.
Family trip to the Apple Orchard
We had a Halloween Party this weekend, just sharing a few pictures. Some of our friends and my parents enjoying the party.
David and I read this and we live this way, we shared this with all of our five children and now share it with you. This original post is at infintelyadaydreamer.com
Saw this driving from one work site until another, and since I work in radiology, had to share it!
Months ago, I agreed to lecture two weekends on Radiation nulcear safety and attend a lecture on new nuclides. Tired, but glad …
Family day at the Renaissance Festival in Michigan!
David and I have both been working so hard over the last two week, and trying to catch up at work from all our summer travels. All this hard work has us reflecting on our past travel and working hard toward our current travels. We are sharing a previous trip we took a few yearsContinue reading “Chateau d’If – Count of Monte Cristo – Marseille France”
David and I took the kids on a family trip a few years ago, we will post and share these pictures next, but lets share a license plate from Grand Cayman!
If you have followed us for even just a few posts, you have noticed we like to keep our posts nice and short and to the point. On our recent trip to Alaska we enjoyed these three things the most: 1- The peaceful, spiritual feelings when out in nature. Whether we were staring at aContinue reading “3 Best things on our Ruby Princess Alaska Cruise Trip”
Were back on the Ruby Princess Cruise ship and having a date night. We are celebrating our Anniversary on Board, before headed over to Vancouver, British Columba. We buy the upgraded King Crab dinner for $29.00 each. Having crabs for dinner We did think the upgrade pricing was worth it, and enjoyed the nite celebrating!
We bought an Ulu knife in Alaska. An ulu is an all-purpose knife traditionally used by Inuit, Yupik, and Aleut women. It is utilized in applications as diverse as skinning and cleaning animals, cutting a child’s hair, cutting food, as a weapon and, if necessary, trimming blocks of snow and ice used to build an igloo.
In Alaska, it is more like – there is an eagle, there is eagle, there is another. This location, took in injured birds and gave them a home if they could not be returned. I consider that one of the highest honorable things a person can do, care for those who cannot.
This is my second post on License Plates, I have a few I have been collecting during my travels, but feel free to post your collection too, lets start a new trend!!!
After rounding the corner from the 1400year old tree right about 10 feet away from where we were just standing was a big old Black Bear! I was hoping to see a bear while we were there, and we did. We have heard, bears do not like surprises so make noises when walking in theContinue reading “We Saw a Bear in Alaska!”
Like posting beautiful Doors photographed on Travles, we will post Travel License Plates!
A view of Glacier Bay with Videos from our Princess Cruise Ship Deck.
I am trying out using a poll, we are back from Alaska, but still posting our pictures, but where do you think we should go next? Taking ideas. I do not have Peru in the mix, but it is for sure on our short list as well.
Just a few pictures of the town of Skagway. After our Helicopter tour was cancelled, we walked to town and did some shopping while waiting to go on our Gold Panning Tour. We also thought about doing the railway Yukon route – but there was a landslide, and the railway was shut down for theContinue reading “Skagway, Alaska”
We could not go on our helicopter tour to a glacier (super sad face here), because the weather. So instead, we booked a tour to Gold Pan in Liarsville – just outside of Skagway, Alaska. We thought we were going Gold panning, we both pictured us our in the wild standing in a river panningContinue reading “Liarsville, Alaska”
Were at the edge of Alaska and Canada on a bus tour. We make a quick stop to take a picture of Welcome to Alaska, and Welcome to Canada! A view from the bus up the hill. Stop at the side of the road.
Visiting Glacier Gardens and learning a native language in Juneau Alaska
Sharing a few pictures of our visit to a Salmon Hatchery, they hatch baby chum Salmon and then release them into the wild and after years of living out there, they return to the hatchery and mate and then die. The guide we had said their death is the beginning of new salmon and theyContinue reading “Salmon Hatchery – and Seal eating them all up – Alaska”
David and I like to date, slip away from the kids and just go out to dinner, a movie, have a drink out, walk around just by ourselves. Even though we are on this cruise all by ourselves, we still had a date night. We upgraded on the dinner plan with Curtis Stones restaurant –Continue reading “Date night back on the Ruby Princess”
Glacier and Falls in Juneau Alaska, a quick hike to all the Heaven.