It’s a Classic

“The cars we drive say a lot about us.”-Alexandra Paul I want to apologize for the lack of stories for awhile. The explorer in me has roamed around the country in search of the fun and unusual. So here is the first in several interesting happenings along the West Coast and the Pacific Northwest. On May 9th, in Oroville, California, a vintage car show lit up the downtown area. The Oro Dam Cruisers,.. Read More

Did You Say Go West (Chp. 3) Art & Play

Creative Possibilities

Of all the places I see, large and small, town or city, I never tire of the wonderful and creative ideas people present to the world. “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures”-Henry Ward Beecher  It could be an exceptional business or a quirky idea that someone conceived and proved that it could work. Tinkertopia is that business. Located at 1914 Pacific Ave. Tacoma,.. Read More

Did You Say Go West? (5) From the Heart

Beautiful bubbles

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share”-W. Clement Stone      The day started in gloom. A blanket of grey, dull, overcast that beckons one to stay in and sleep the day away. I avoided the hand that tried to pull me back into the mood of the morning and chose to meet someone who would brighten even the dullest day. Bill Evans is the proprietor of a family owned.. Read More

No! Not that button…Pookie!

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“Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement”-Rita Mae Brown, Alma Mater    It is through a mistake that we learn our greatest lessons. Indeed, I have learned mine. Friends don’t let friends touch their computers.       It’s a harsh thing to say but a necessary one. Almost two weeks ago, I allowed my co-worker, who was visiting at my home, to use my laptop. I will admit that.. Read More

A Donut Affair

Chocolate delights

  How does a love affair usually start? Sometimes it begins with a glance or a look over a glass counter at a shop. Before you know it, a desire courses through your veins causing you to think or dream about it all the time. All reason goes out the window and you must have them. That’s how it started with me and LaMar’s-donuts that is. It seemed so long ago, twenty years.. Read More

You Better Watch Out…

Trees galore

“Come, woo me, woo me, for now I am in a holiday humor and like enough to consent.” William Shakespeare Now that we’ve wolfed down the turkey, dressing, potatoes and gravy, it’s time to rest and digest. After all, there are two more holidays we must pull through. My favorite is just around the corner. Yes, I’m a sucker for Christmas. I’m that person who decorates to the hilt. In fact, I have decorated.. Read More

Guest blogger:Alice Jerusha

“Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.”-Mary McLeod Bethune   I’ve decided to try something new. After being approached to  host a guest blogger for my site, I thought, “why not?” It would allow, for me, a chance to breathe and research material for future stories while allowing someone else to shine. So, I welcome my guest blogger, Alice Jerusha. (http://www.drivinglicenceguide.co.uk/) Major health tips when you are on travel When you.. Read More

Cool Colors and Cider Drinks

“Of  all the seasons, autumn  offers the most  to man and requires the least of him.”-Hall Borland Hot Cider anyone? It’s that time of the year when cool winds of the upcoming season tickles our cheeks and whispers in our ears that winter is on its way. Autumn’s fingers tap the leaves that hang bright green from unsuspecting branches, sending a wave of brilliant colors through its veins. Soon, the leaves break free,.. Read More

The Need to Flee

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travels sake. The great affair is to move.” Robert Lewis Stevenson – Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes There are times when running away is fun. To get away from all the grown up and expected responsibilities that label us once we pass the age of twenty-one. For me, the need to flee is nothing new. I dream and wonder, “What if?” or “How did that.. Read More

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