Playa Punta Chiqueros, Cozumel, Mexico
Driving from Phoenix, AZ to Cheyenne, WY in a span of over 2 weeks was an epic adventure. We passed varied terrain that encompassed the dry, Arizona dessert, the jaw-dropping grandeur of the Grand Canyon, the majestic peaks of the Rocky Mountains and the windy plains of Wyoming. There were so many highlights along the way, so it’s difficult to pick just one. But, one of the most exciting legs of this journey was driving through the Million Dollar Highway, a narrow 2-lane road cut out of the edges of the Rocky Mountains and gives way to spectacular, heart-thumping drops into the canopy of tall alpine trees below.
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." -Albert Camus
Appalachian Trail in Harper’s Ferry, WV
Dramatic, stormy skies over a historic Civil War battlefield in Harper’s Ferry, WV.
Several years ago, my sisters and I decided to spend the Thanksgiving holiday in Spain. While there, our family friends, who live in Burgos, came down to Madrid to spend Thanksgiving day with us. We started off by having the quintessential Spanish breakfast of churros and rich hot chocolate in Plaza Mayor before exploring this lovely city. Later, we sat down for our Thanksgiving dinner in a restaurant serving local fare. Now that Thanksgiving is again just around the corner, I can’t help but think back on this trip and feel very lucky. I am very fortunate not only for the constant love and support of family and friends at home and around the world, but also because I have been privileged enough to travel and get glimpses of the wonderful, colorful and ever inspiring world just waiting for all of us to explore.
Hubby flying over the Port of Nice during our exploration of La Colline du Chateau in Nice, France.
"When the winds of change blow, some people build walls, but others build windmills." -Chinese proverb
Wat Phra Kaew, Buddhist temple in Bangkok.