06-21-13 The Friends We Make Along the Way

For many travel is about meeting people and making friends. Surprising as it sounds I am not all that gregarious so travel for me is more about seeing and introspection. But sometimes we can’t help finding new friends, such as Luna. Luna lives at the Miller Manor, where we stayed in Charlotte Amalie on the…

The Snowy Dog

People are crazy about their pets and I was certainly guilty of being crazy about our Springer Spaniel, Polly. She seemed to love life and everyone she met. Polly is long-gone now but I come across photos of her every once and a while – I had forgotten I had this one.

Our Portuguese Friend

One of the best discoveries of all of our travels to Europe is a small village in Portugal north of Lisbon with stone houses that have been converted to small apartments for tourists. The name of the little town is Aldeia da Mata Pequena and we stayed in the apartment named “Caso do Jasmin.” Among…

More Than Books

Books bags certainly carry more than books. In this case, I watched a young woman stuff her Jack Russel puppy into a book bag and strap it on her back. Before she rode off on her bicycle, she asked me if her dog’s head was sticking out. I said, “Yes. And the dog is smiling.”…

03-14-10 Puppy Love

This is my third dog post but the first time in a long time that I am yearning to get a dog. How can you not love a puppy like Max, a beautiful golden retriever? Whenever, I tell Deb I want a dog, she reminds me that we travel a lot and that I’ll have…