Moments & Misadventures :: Icebergs and Iditarod

Moments & Misadventures :: Icebergs and Iditarod

When you tell people that you're heading to Alaska in the wintertime, you will probably be met with a long pause, a confused look, and then with "Alaska? In the winter?...Why?" At least that was the reaction that I got from most people when I announced where I was going. And I guess I can [...]

Year In Review :: 2021

Year In Review :: 2021

There is something really special about the end of a year and the letting go of one year and looking forward to the next. I love these days after Christmas and before the end of the year comes. For me it is such a reflective and tender time when I look back and marvel at [...]

The Haunted Mansion & Nightmare Before Christmas {California}

The Haunted Mansion & Nightmare Before Christmas {California}

"Boys and Girls of every age, would you like to see something strange, come with us and you will see, in our town of Halloween..." Happy Halloween! Because my birthday falls just a few days before Halloween, this is always a favorite time of year for me. But when it comes to Halloween, I generally [...]

Old Mission Santa Barbara {California}

Old Mission Santa Barbara {California}

Our last stop in our Central Coast tour was the Old Mission Santa Barbara. This is one of ten Spanish missions in this area that were constructed in hopes of converting the people of the Chumash-Barbareño tribe of Native Americans. Originally built in 1786, this is the only mission to still be under the leadership [...]

The Danish Community of Solvang {California}

The Danish Community of Solvang {California}

Our weekend in California started off with the charming town of Solvang. This community was established by Danish immigrants who brought a little bit of home with them to California and the generations of their families that still live here. This town is so wonderful to walk through, home to wonderful bakeries and shops, streets [...]