Have been away from posting for awhile but did do some travels from Ireland to Martha’s Vineyard to sailing on RCL to the Caribbean. I will share some of my travels here in pictures ,covid was in full swing last August but went on my merry way anyhow! Followed all the Covid vaccine rules and testing for returning to the U.S. as well at 48 hr testing prior to ship sail ,all went well and was well worth it . Travel is so primal for many of us , maybe for all of us but only some recognize this need. Enjoy my travels with me as I visited my friend of almost 40yrs in Dublin , had a family gathering in Edgar town and sailed Harmony of the Seas in the beginning of 2022.
Edgartown with all its green areas and watering holes with sailboats at every turn is really a fantastic piece of paradise. Martha’s Vineyard still an enclave of a time gone by is just the place to slow down and enjoy time passing and family traditions. We had great food and wine opportunities as well , my fave being the Lobster roll covered in melted butter while looking out at the blue waters off Oak Bluff which was the Nantucket Sound. We travelled from Boston by car to Woods Hole and took the ferry across to Oak Bluff, this making it the best option for having a car for the time there , very .necessary! I thought I saw President Barrack and Michelle ,well at least their detail , I tried to see more but my husband wouldn’t let me. LOL!
Maynooth is a little College Gem just outside of Dublin and I have been visiting there for many years to see an old friend who is more like a sister. We had walks and dinners and made Pizzas in the backyard oven courtesy of her now grown up young sons.Visits to the Irish Athletic Club in Maynooth to watch the offsprings play Hurling and Gaelic football were also a wonderful treats. High Tea at the K Club was one of my favorite new experiences and the San witches and sweets were delectable .Such medicine for the soul , Ireland.
Mayan Dude Ranch experience
Had a great time at this ranch just a week ago, it was a surprise visit to complete one of my husband ‘s bucket list check mark.
I had read reviews for a few ranches close to San Antonio into where we flew primarily to see the Alamo. Mayan Dude Ranch seemed to have great reviews by many near and far. I made a call and was greeted with a lovely British accent belonging to Carly Hicks . After my interviewing her I decided on this place. Arrived on Friday evening and a a wonderful two nights and interesting days with the other “Dudes” . Discovered that this was a family run Ranch which comprised of 350 acres and all the ranch hands related in some way. I even discovered that my lead rider to breakfast in the wild on one ride was the reason Carly is now a Hick! This was a wonderful experience and if it’s on your bucket list go here !
Planned this awesome vacation for an entire year got on the flight spent four glorious days in Lisbon and three in fabulous Porto . Flew to Granada Spain and in a whirlwind of decisions and uncertainty was home in the U.S in less than 36 hours. However we appreciated our time in Portugal and will return one day to see the great Alhambra in Granada ! As an “Essential” part of the medical forces I was happy to be home to help but was only able to do so after fourteen days of quarantine at my expense of course. Included in this post will be pictures of my health care life since Corona took over all our travel lives.
My first time was in the summer of 2017 and although it was warm then ,this time though cooler was no less adventurous . My best friend from my years of “nannying” in Philadelphia came to meetup with me and my hubby here . She also brought along her hubby so they can have companionship! We had such a wonderful time catching up and touring this wonderful city. A visit out to Zaanse Schans rounded out our spectacular visit.
My first visit to Belgium was in the past spring season. The weather was mild and the food and architecture did not disappoint . I travelled to Ghent via train from Paris which was very comfortable and provided the laid back style I like moving through Europe. All the cities were vibrant in their own right but Brugge and Antwerp proved competitive with the former being my pick! See for yourselves with some of my gallery pictures. Go see them yourself .
Here are some special day memories from earlier this year. I was inspired to become a Notary to add to my repertoire of “Jane trades” LOL!
My new title : Florida Notary Public.
Super excited to serve the people of the Great State of Florida . I am now able to notarize documents and perform marriage ceremonies. Email me for services please .
My stay in Paris last month was phenomenal ! Of course it would be I went on honeymoon with my love to the City of amour . We visited all the major monuments and museums and sampled scrumptious foods and gained the required 5 lbs or more. We actually used Paris as a lovely stepping stone to get to Normandy which have been a place my love dreamed of visiting for a long time. This place, Normandy was definantey the highlight of our trip ,the significance of this place humbled us in reality so much more than the history we had heard about it. The beaches of Normandy wispered the stories of decades ago which entitled all of us to the freedoms we enjoy today. I will share in pictures some of the moments in time that grabbed my sole and created a salve to cover the hurt ,pain and misunderstandings that are sometimes experienced in these current times.
The American Cemetary offered a chance to salute and give deep gratitude for the great service and life offering bestowed and sacrificed for us all by these great men and women . Selfless as they marched into another Country to liberate and to protect knowing their lives would be the price required . I tell you I don’t know that I had any ancestors buried here but my heart was heavy and my tears were glistening for mother’s and families who lost their loved one here. If there is a chance to visit this place ,please don’t hesitate ,you will have entered sacred ground on earth. I will share some of my favorite pics of my time in Paris and Normandy.
Hello all! Haven’t written a post for so long but I have a good excuse 😜 Have been busy with life as it is foist upon me, welcoming all the newness , apprehensiveness and boldness that it brings! From weddings ( mine included) to moving to new home and new job in new locale to meeting new people and learning new things . I am grateful and blessed to experience all life offers me . I will share my experiences of the last few months in pictures and promise to share my upcoming travels to Paris, Normandy, Bruges , Antwerp, Ghent and Amsterdam in all their glory ! Thank you for continuing to follow my progress here on my blog, hopefully learning and yearning to persue your own love of travel. Cheers !