Category Archives: Travel

An October Day @ Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” Lucy Maud Montgomery During our September staycation my brother Dwight and I plotted a visit to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to see the Wind, Waves and Light exhibit … Continue reading

Posted in Quotes, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Wind, Waves and Light: Art in Motion

“May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien On a sunny, windy day my brother Dwight and I zoomed up to visit the Wind, Waves and Light … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

A Canadian Thanksgiving Blessing (slightly humorous!)

To our northern neighbors who celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October – TODAY! – Virginia wishes you a day filled with gratitude and (lots of) yummy eats. “May your stuffing be tasty May your turkey be plump, May … Continue reading

Posted in Quotes, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Transformative (#writing) Grooves in Kentucky!!

Last month Virginia (the person) zoomed from Virginia (the state) to the rolling hills of Kentucky for the Wedgwood Circle GoodLit2020 Writers Retreat. “Heaven must be a Kentucky kind of place.” Daniel Boone Twelve writer participants from around the country … Continue reading

Posted in Life (in general), Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Raindrop Blues vs. Having Fun in the Rain

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene It’s been raining here the whole week, the ENTIRE WEEK. We are not used to rain every day here in the … Continue reading

Posted in SNAPSHOTS & WHATNOTS, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Mountains, Lakes, Icefields & More…

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller Virginia’s Canadian Rockies adventure continues from where we left off yesterday, arriving by Rocky Mountaineer train in Jasper National Park. Tour buses, a hired car, hiking shoes and more memory … Continue reading

Posted in Lent, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Trains, Mountains & Waterfall(s)!!

Since most people can’t travel now due to COVID-19 containment efforts, today Virginia invites you to take a photo journey to beautiful Canada. An inspirational escape from stay-at-home orders from the comfort of our armchairs… Rocky Mountaineer departing Vancouver The … Continue reading

Posted in Lent, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

gray skies (& sunshine) @ The Grand Canyon

“Gray skies are just clouds passing over.” Duke Ellington gray skies @ the Grand Canyon Glancing out the window the other morning I encountered a glorious sunrise. Waves of color filled the horizon before disappearing behind bleak winter clouds within … Continue reading

Posted in SNAPSHOTS & WHATNOTS, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

LIFE IS A GIFT!

Last week my brother Dwight and I had a grand time visiting our older brother and his wife in Ohio (more on that later this week.) On the return drive as fall foliage bedazzled us through the mountains of West … Continue reading

Posted in Life (in general), Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Victoria Day @ Butchart Gardens

A few years ago my brother & I happened to visit Canada on Victoria Day during a bucket list Rocky Mountaineer trip from Vancouver to Alberta (as previously blogged about here: Victoria Day in Canada.) water taxis in Victoria, capital … Continue reading

Posted in SNAPSHOTS & WHATNOTS, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments