Author Archives: everyjourneytraveled

Monet’s Gardens

Many years ago I walked into a museum gallery and was surrounded by flowers and waterlilies and light reflecting off ponds and trees. I remember being filled with longing to visit those flowers. On June 11, 2018 at 7 am … Continue reading

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A Visit to San Francisco

March 1970 was the first of many visits to San Francisco. The first thing I noticed from the window of the cab was that the grass and the leaves were green. Coming from the snowy, white of Minnesota I drank … Continue reading

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Coming to America

  On June 26, 2017, I went through immigration in Toronto on my way back to Minneapolis, MN. The official looked at my passport, checked his computer and said, “Welcome home.” On June 26, 1967, I went through immigration in … Continue reading

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2016 – The Good Times

To misquote Charles Dickens, “It was the worst of times, but with many good times.” It has been a crazy, difficult year, but we had some wonderful travels. I share them with you on this day, December 31, 2016. We enjoyed … Continue reading

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Waves and beaches in Carmel-by the Sea

It is already April and in Minnesota it is cloudy, rainy and chilly. So if anyone else longs for the ocean you can join me in enjoying these pictures we took in February. I love the gray ghost in this one. … Continue reading

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Musings while Traveling – 3/24/16

On this windy, snowy, Minnesota day I am tidying up my loft writing room. I am quiet and sorrowful about the horrors of yesterday, in Brussels and in Turkey over the weekend. I move objects on my shelves and discover things … Continue reading

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Winter in Carmel-by-the-Sea – Clouds, Birds and Nature

As we take small steps into spring we end our stay in Carmel. What we saw this winter  was the sky filled with clouds that looked like an artist’s sketch. We watched huge waves break on the shore, sucking the sandy … Continue reading

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