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Skiing at Teacup Lake Nordic

Alone in the forest with heavy snow coming down, obscuring the trail I had just left behind me, I listened for the slightest sounds of civilization. There was nothing. No sound of vehicles to tell me where the road was. No sound of another human being. No sounds of a snowmobile coming to find me. […]

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Aldeia Velha, Brazil

Remembering Aldeia Velha

While we’re traveling between worlds I thought I’d give you a glimpse of our previous life in Brazil. This is the third of  three different day or weekend trips we enjoyed when we lived here before. This post was originally published on Oct. 18th, 2011 on my old blog. At the time we lived only […]

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Horses in the Brazilian Rainforest

Remembering a Ride Through the Rainforest

While we’re traveling between worlds I thought I’d give you a glimpse of our previous life in Brazil. This is the second of two different day or weekend trips we enjoyed when we lived here before. This post was originally published on Oct. 19th, 2011 on my old blog. At the time we lived about […]

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365 Photo Project – Week 14

How are we doing after a week in our new town? We are loving it! The warm weather is on the top of our lists of things that give us the happy. I don’t think either of us realized just how much the cold weather of northern England was affecting us, but now that we’re […]

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Lighthouse in the Storm

  The skies are grey, the pond is frozen, winter is still here. Tomorrow I’ll go find the sun.   Black and White Wednesday Wednesday Walkabout

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365 Photo Challenge – Week 8

What better way to start a week than in Edinburgh? The city has quickly become one of my favorite places in all of Scotland because it has everything we could possibly want. There are green spaces, hills to hike, centuries of history, pubs and restaurants galore, a million things to do, and especially people we […]

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365 Photo Challenge – Week 7

My shots this week were more about experiences than artistic quality. They represent things that happened to us, places we went, and what was happening outside. Here are my favorites of the week:       How about you? Add the link to your favorite photos from the past week. I’d really love to see […]

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How to Put On a Dry Suit – Beginner’s Edition

Have I mentioned that Brian likes to surprise me? Every once in a while he’ll take one of my offhand comments and run with it. In this case he latched on to “I’d like to see puffins in the wild”. We were already planning to head up to Scotland for the weekend to celebrate a […]

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She Got Her Wish

She doesn’t ask for much, this Girl of mine. “What do you want to see when you get to England?” I asked. “Snow.” In all the plans I made, and all the places I marked to go visit, I hadn’t quite figured out how to make sure there was snow involved, other than making sure […]

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Christmas Eve in Pooley Bridge, England

What’s a couple to do for Christmas when the kids are all spending it elsewhere, when we don’t buy each other gifts, and we don’t observe the holiday (or anything else) in a religious manner? We run away. We go exploring. We get out of Dodge. Brian and I found a self catering cottage in […]

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An Autumn to Remember

The days are getting cooler, we’ve had frost in the mornings twice now, the leaves are changing color and starting to fall to the ground.   Facebook has come alive with talk of Halloween costumes and Thanksgiving recipes.   There is a smell in the air that only happens in this kind of climate during […]

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The Road to Achiltibuie

When we left Ullapool, we were disappointed about missing the boat to the Summer Isles. I really wanted to see some whales and puffins. I have a special place in my heart for puffins. But as we drove, all thoughts about what we were missing disappeared quickly. We really weren’t missing anything, we only traded […]

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A Quick Stop in Ullapool

Ullapool had been our goal. This was the place Brian had in mind when the idea of this road trip first formed in his mind. He booked us in to a B&B, which was our only pre-planned solid anchor in what was to be an otherwise spontaneous trip. It’s a small and picturesque place on […]

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St. Giles Cathedral Because it Rained

What do you do when you’ve only been in Scotland for a few weeks and haven’t yet been smart enough to buy yourself an umbrella? And you’ve left the house during a brief hour of beautiful sunshine which made you think you didn’t need your waterproof jacket? And you’re enjoying the crazy which is the […]

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Dunfermline Abbey Cemetery in the Rain

Be still my cemetery-nerd heart. One of the things I was really looking forward to about living in Scotland was the chance to see so much history preserved. My short American history only gives me about three hundred years of tangible things to see, and not much of it (which is why I loved Old […]

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Marking Time in Paradise – Mt. Rainier

Remember how excited Brian was to see all that snow stacked up? It was so amazing we had to go back for more. Our previous visit to the visitor’s center on Mt. Rainier was just before the regular spring season, and the lodge was closed. We made plans to go back on our last full […]

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Mt. Rainier for Beginners

Amazingly, incredibly, unbelievably warm and beautiful weather for a solid week in the Seattle area? In May? Inconceivable. But we got it. The beginning of the week had the warmest days in the forecast, so at my dad’s suggestion we booked a last minute cabin in Ashford, just outside the entrance of Mt. Rainier National […]

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Brazil – Getting to know Aldeia Velha

While I’m in Houston, and Brian is still in Brazil I’ll be catching up on some of our past travels here in the blog. I’ll be here for a couple of months spending time with my kids. Lucky me, Brian will come up for a week for Christmas, our 1st anniversary and New Year’s eve. […]

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