The zen of fly-fishing

July 25, 2016
It would be a few laughs, that's what Famous Girlfriend and I envisioned for our fly-fishing adventure in Montana. We'd be Ethel and Lucy, we thought, ineptly casting,...

Meditation on Atlantic fog

July 5, 2016
It rained almost the entire time I was in Virginia Beach last month, giving me a moody view of Atlantic fog from my oceanside room. Living in a part of California where...

How to pack for Montana

June 30, 2016
I haven't laughed so hard in years! Texts and emails have been flying fast and furious this month. The question at hand: How to pack for Montana. Girlfriend and I...

Sonoma in the sunshine

June 17, 2016
A rooster crowed as I stepped out the door into the cool morning. Everything around me was green, including the mountain beyond the trees that framed the property. A...

Best airline ever

May 24, 2016
There's no getting around flying. If you want to go any distance from your home, you have to get on a plane even as every horrible "incident" is splashed all over the...

How to enjoy Portugal in the rain

May 23, 2016
After two weeks touring Europe about 25 years ago and spending huge amounts of time viewing pre-medieval paintings in Florence and elsewhere I vowed that I would never...

Finding Gina: a Portugal mystery

May 19, 2016
Show me an arrow pointing somewhere mysterious and I'm going to follow it. I'm a curious girl. Despite what they say happened to the cat. Lisbon is a lovely walking...

A day in Lisbon

May 17, 2016
Lisbon is known for its mild climate. “It snowed 50 years ago,” our guide, Sandra, told us, “and it was a mixture of chaos and spectacle.” Back in 1755 a huge...

Mateus: from candle to palace

May 16, 2016
This looks like any old European palace right? But if you’re a Boomer, think again. It’s the Portuguese palace depicted on this. Mateus Palace. Do you remember...

Cruising Portugal’s beautiful Douro River

May 2, 2016
We are on our way to Portugal this afternoon to cruise the beautiful Douro River. Friends left yesterday on a different flight and we'll meet them tomorrow night in...

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