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…

Independence Day

Just a few pics of fireworks and the crowd on the riverfront in Shreveport this 4th of July. It was a fantastic show with live music, plenty of food and drink vendors, and awesome fireworks. We had great seats so I was able to capture a few good pics, but honestly we were too close!…

Vaca Vines

One Saturday last March, a friend and I went exploring in Vacaville, California. I don’t know how she knew about this particular road, but we pulled over several times to take pictures as we wound up the hillside. We encountered a few waterfalls, these grapevines, and then at the top of the hill we got…