Jessie and Izzy were two exceptionally good reasons to head to a small village on the eastern border of Nottingham for two weeks. You might remember the name Nottinhamshire from the tales of Robin Hood. It is indeed the same area, and Sherwood Forest was just over half an hour’s drive from us. These two…

Febrero 2017

We must be getting old – slowing down! ¬†Only six new places in a month! But it was, in our defense, a short month ūüėČ We are not “If it’s Tuesday it must be Belgium” kind of travelers. Quick bus tours that have you hopping up every day to see a new country and even…

Goal!

Whew! ¬†Made it. Here we are at the end of my 30 Day Challenge. Thank you so much for hanging out with me. It has been a good goal for me. Sorting out my photos has never been an easy or well done task for me, so this project has given me a new habit…

New Digs

Funny story. ¬†When we decided to look at moving to Phoenix, we worked with a realtor to view many houses one day. ¬†The kids were with us and they were really great, especially considering that it was already quite hot in early June. We found a house we really liked and signed most of the…

House Hunting

Since June 22, 2015, approximately 18 months ago, we have stayed in 125 ¬†different places. We stayed in that many airbnb’s, hotels, timeshares, in pet sitting locations and with friends and family. Most of you are probably thinking that is ¬†absolutely insane. ¬† I’m sure you’re right! With the exception of one very odd Airbnb…

In a Pickle

We went to play pickleball again and we are both so sore tonight that ¬†we might be crying in the morning. ¬†It was really fun though and because of all the great pastries and flan and other postres (deserts) around here, we’re really glad we found a way to work off some calories. ¬†On the…

Pueblos Magicos

Pueblos M√°gicos¬†have been mentioned in quite a few posts. ¬†It seems that I overlooked explaining what that really means. There are 111 current pueblos (villages or towns) that have been deemed worthy of recognition and the title by the Secretary of Tourism of Mexico, in conjunction with various government agencies. ¬†These places have cultural, historical…

In Touch

While traveling, it’s not all fun and games. But some of it is fun and games. ¬†Take pickleball for example. It’s fun and it’s a game. ¬†This morning we found our way to a local group that plays pickleball four times a week. Little known fact about our history is that we once owned a…

Mexican Knockers

Guess who came up with today’s title? San Miguel de Allende is a beautiful and photogenic place. ¬†So many places to point the camera. ¬†And what was my subject for the day? Knockers. ¬†We walked all over town – my Fitbit says 6.7 miles and we certainly found lots of things besides knockers. ¬†Like the…

Wow, just Wow!

Today was a first. ¬†We were not sad to leave the town of Jalpan. ¬†While it was a quaint town and we enjoyed parts of it, there was a strange vibe there. The people were not very happy or friendly, and smiles in general were hard to find. ¬†That was literally the very first time…