First Trip to Europe, Day 3 – Christmas Day

Our second full day in Paris was Christmas Day. I was a little apprehensive about this when we booked our trip. We went back and forth about renting an apartment or a hotel with a kitchen so we could cook and hang out at “home” on Christmas Day, but we decided to test our luck…

First Trip to Europe, Day 1 – Getting to Paris

When we were researching visiting Paris in the winter, I found lots of one line or one paragraph generalizations about how it’s cold and rainy but generally less crowded. I want to go in the opposite direction and saturate you with as much information as I can possibly recall. Everything from planning to packing to…

Fall Foliage

Fall must be on my mind today, despite the 90 degree temperatures we’ve been experiencing this week in Louisiana. This is another picture I took on our trip to Oregon last fall, and who doesn’t love a little fall foliage? This actually was in a redwood forest in Northern California, at our first stop on…

Low Tide in Oregon

This is one of my all-time favorite photos that I’ve taken. The footprints belong to my husband, and he is the lone figure in the distance, so I may be a little more partial to this one than a casual observer. We drove up the coast of California into Oregon last October, and I *Highly*…

Treasure Loop Trail No. 56

It’s camera phone Monday! Not really, but this is a pic I snapped with my iPhone over the summer when I visited Arizona for one of my best friend’s wedding receptions. I realized about half way to the airport that I left home without so much as a point and shoot, but since I didn’t…

Transamerica Pyramid

Today’s photo is one I snapped on a tour of San Francisco back in 2010. We loved doing the touristy thing with our friends and family who came out to visit us, and it gave me ample opportunities to snap some great photos of the landmarks around town. In the distance you can see the…

Sonoma Grapes

Today I’m posting grapes from Sonoma’s wine country. I only went once, but Benziger Family Winery in Sonoma is a Biodynamic winery concerned with sustainability and Earth friendly wine-producing practices. They have one of the most fun (funnest?) vineyard tours in all of California wine country. They also had some of the most beautiful, iconic…