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…

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…

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…