Paris Part 5: Versailles

The Palace of Versailles. Versailles (verse-eye) used to be the hunting cottage to the king before it turned into the grandeur that it is. We are again grateful to an insider tip to purchase tickets online to avoid the lineup. And a lineup  it was. We gratifyingly bypassed the glaring line once again and jaunted…

Rest from the French Countryside

The day finally arrived! We were on our way to Europe. I had to keep reminding myself that we were going to be living as Europeans for the next two months and there was a lot of pre planning to do, including bills due in October that still come by paper mail. Regardless, I had…

An Emotionally Charged Two Weeks

What a whirlwind the last two weeks were, which is appropriate as Wyoming is known as “Windy Wyoming”. It had been nearly 4 years or so since we last saw my side of the family and it was an emotional time to see them and get to know them again. We had three national celebrations…

Come and perfect the art of being active

Thank goodness for drinking tons of Herbal Concentrate Tea so we could be excited and awake to see Cortnie. Last Friday found us exhausted from flying from the Dominican from 2 pm to 2 am and finally arriving at our hotel at 4:30 am. Gratefully, we slept until 11 am. We then drove the hour or…

Punta Cana vs Punta Cana – Part 2

We had asked for authentic Punta Cana and we got it. Luckily for our camping experiences and experience with tight spaces, we were well equipped to handle this new abode. Unfortunately we not only had a culture shock with the people and surroundings, we also had one with the availability of things and services and…

Sure, I’d love to get a cup of coffee

As my checklists get checked, they get added to just as fast. As of today, we are all pre-packed. Our days start at 7 and end around 11:30 lately, slowly taking care of the list and tackling things all kinds of unexpected challenges rearing ugly, terrible timing heads. One challenge is the challenge of nurturing…