breakfast, coffee, dinner, Europe and the United Kingdom, Food, Historical sites, history, Lunch, Museums, outdoors, Shopping, Style, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation, writing

Welcome to London

London, England is an amazing city. It marries a long tradition and history with 21st century modernity, and this vibe was evident in what we were able to do and see during our four-day stay in London. As many a travel site has commented, London is an expensive city to visit.  The British pound is… Continue reading Welcome to London

Europe and the United Kingdom, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation, writing

Our Great British Transportation Adventure

As I transition from our stay in the English countryside to London, I'd like to take a minute to talk about the issue of transportation while visiting Great Britain. For us, our primary mode of transportation changed when we headed into London, and there was much we learned from the experience of just getting around.… Continue reading Our Great British Transportation Adventure

california, history, holidays, new years day, Opinion, photography, traditions, Travel, writing

From Pasadena, California: The 131st Tournament of Roses

It doesn’t get much more Pasadena, California than enjoying the Tournament of Roses parade on a brisk, sunny New Year’s Day. To kick off the new year and new decade, we headed up the road to Colorado Boulevard dark and early for the parade. This year’s theme was “The Power of Hope,” and we saw […]

breakfast, Brunch, dinner, Europe and the United Kingdom, Historical sites, history, Lunch, Museums, School, Travel, wine and drink, writing

Let the College Visits Begin: Oxford

We spent a half day in Oxford while on the way to Watford. We had the intention of visiting the Arboretum and touring the university, however those plans went a little awry. The drive to Oxford from Hampshire was pretty easy and truly lovely with the leaves along the motorway changing to their fall colors,… Continue reading Let the College Visits Begin: Oxford

christmas, coffee, Dessert, Europe and the United Kingdom, Food, Historical sites, history, Lunch, Museums, Shopping, Style, traditions, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation, writing

A Day in Bath

"Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant.  You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan." Captain Wentworth, Persuasion It is… Continue reading A Day in Bath