Category Archives: United States

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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The Red Rocks of Sedona

I know I have visited Sedona, AZ before and I have a picture to prove it. But I cannot for the life of me remember when it was. I remember that this picture was taken in Sedona and I remember … Continue reading

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 Butterfly Wonderland – a Rainforest Experience

Normally the words, desert and rainforest do not go together, but they meld very well in America’s largest butterfly atrium. Butterfly Wonderland is located in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian community, in the Greater Phoenix area. The Native Americans believe … Continue reading

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Alaska- Part Three – Cruising the Glaciers.

  I don’t do boats. So the idea of spending five hours on a boat or ship or catamaran in the rain, even to see glaciers, seemed to be a no go. Especially as it took a two-hour bus ride … Continue reading

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Alaska – Part two – The Day the Earth Shook

  On March 27, 1964 at 5.36 pm a 9.2 earthquake hit Alaska. The good news was that it was Good Friday afternoon and the downtown area was empty, which meant that the death toll was not as bad as … Continue reading

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