SandSations in Long Beach, Washington

Have you ever built a sand castle?  Can you imagine yourself building one as you hang out at the ocean basking in the sound of the waves and feeling the ocean breeze blowing in your face?  What kind of sand castle would you build?  What else might you create out of sand? Well, SandSations in […]

SE Asia – Hello Vietnam!

17 hours of flying time…a day ahead…14 hours of time change…we have arrived. The next adventure lies ahead in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam after many hours of flying, flight delays and the normal gamut of travel trials and tribulations.  Asiana Airlines was very accommodating for the late departure, providing free beverages and snacks in […]

Best Adventure Tour EVER…

Vallarta Adventures…I read about it on the internet.  I didn’t really believe the reviews.  Outdoor Adventure was supposed to be the best tour ever – I read several reviews all agreeing how great it was.  Since there was a zip line involved…I thought why not? I’m not dead yet. Our trip started at 10am…well more like […]

Vidanta Resorts

Now that we have been here for half a week, we are still enjoying our kick back vacation.  I have worked out enough that I am sore and needed a rest day today.  I stay busy working on my computer, laying in the sun, walking or working out…or painting.  I brought some interesting watercolor markers […]

Temecula, CA – Ever heard of it?

Ever heard of Temecula?  Been there?  Do you know about this hidden gem in southern California? Just a short distance from Palm Springs, San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County is theTemecula Valley Wine Country. With more than 30 wineries currently, this wine country offers boutique and full service wine resorts that are friendly, relaxed […]

Zoo Day

A living desert…what does that mean?  What is this place all about? Our day started with a trip to the Living Desert Zoo where there were a variety of habitat created for many different animals.  We explored Africa, North America, and various other parts of the world.  Most of the animals were adaptable to the […]

Maui – Here we come!

The promise of sun and oceans is just impossible to resist.  Especially during a cold snowy winter, I have seen a lot of folks from our area traveling to Maui.  It’s the only island that I haven’t experienced and thought it was long overdue. We traveled from Boise through Seattle – made a quick connection […]

Southern Pacific Coast of Panama

It’s so hard to wrap our heads around the direction that Panama lies and which way is North.  When you are looking out at the Pacific Ocean you are looking South…and Westerly…mostly.  Look at it on a map and you will understand why it’s difficult to wrap one’s head around it after knowing for our […]

Bocas del Toro

Laid back and relaxing…Quaint…Fascinating…Cool!  All words that I can use to describe this little bit of paradise where we finally arrived.  The aerial beauty of the journey did not escape me either.  There were lots of billowing clouds but lots of peek-a-boo views as well as we took the short flight from Panama City to […]