Month: April 2010

Solo with Others

Waking Up in Seattle

What day is it? One day left of vacation, boo, hoo! It’s been an incredible journey and have seen and experienced so much from tulips to the Pacific Coast and vampire-mayhem in Forks to fabulous eats everywhere we’ve visited, except the night we ate at McDonald’s because there didn’t look like much else was around. Read More »

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Wordless Wednesday: S.W.A.K. from Victoria

For the Eastern Time Zone, this post is late but I’m on VAY-CAY-SHUN in the Pacific Northwest so I’m right on time with this Wordless Wednesday visual. Not sure of the story behind it but snapped it while walking the streets of Victoria, B.C., earlier in the week and though it was sweet and a Read More »

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Tiptoeing Through Tulips and Oregon’s Coast

Author’s Note: I’m a couple days behind in posting due to limited Internet access. Enjoy Day 2 of the journey. Not even sure where to begin with today’s adventure (or I should say yesterday’s) in the Pacific Northwest. Suppose a rundown of events is the best way to tell the tale of Day Two’s journey. Read More »

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Hitting the Ground Running in Portland, Ore.

So much to share, so little time! Would love to share the Voodoo Doughnut experience and the full day Zeldamae and I had yesterday but alas, no time! But, check out my Flickr photo stream for images and you’ll get a visual idea of what was experienced.

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Patricia Clarkson Signs Autographs at the 2010 Sarasota Film Festival
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Stalking Stars at 2010 Sarasota Film Festival

OK, I’m not really a stalker but I did have a fun time playing amateur paparazzi on the red carpet of the 2010 Sarasota Film Festival last weekend. Check out this blog post with my observation about Patti Smith’s red carpet appearance. A burning question many fans may want to know, does Mr. Vincent D’Onofrio Read More »

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Wordless Wednesday: Elian Taken 10 Years Ago

Ten years ago this month, April 22 to be exact, Elian Gonzalez was taken from his relatives’ Miami home to be reunited with his father Cuba. The move caused much uproar in Little Havana, where he was staying. I was living in South Florida at the time and the afternoon of the day he was Read More »

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Culinary Travel Solo with Others

Icelandic Volcano Changes My Travel Plans

Stupid Icelandic volcano! It’s official, 40th Birthday Trip to Amsterdam and Belgium is nixed for a trip to the Pacific Northwest. The airline hasn’t canceled the flight (yet) but things don’t look good. By canceling now we have time to plan for the new trip and if the flight to Amsterdam does depart, I’ll know Read More »

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40th Birthday European Trip Up in Smoke?

I usually consider myself a realistic-optimist. I like to believe in the best but take facts and “what if” scenarios into consideration. Such as the case with my upcoming trip to Amsterdam and Belgium. Counting down to less than a week ’til departure but the stupid Icelandic volcano may change things.

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Wordless Wednesday: Pollen in Port Charlotte, Fla.

El Nino blew in some wacky weather this year and because it was colder and wetter than usual in my part of Florida, trees bloomed at once releasing boatloads of pollen into the air rather than gradually. Each afternoon after work, my car was covered with another dusting of yellow pollen. It’s rained quite a Read More »

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Culinary Travel Florida Fun Solo with Others

Girls’ Night Out at Libby’s Cafe in Sarasota, Fla.

Libby’s Cafe & Bar in Sarasota, Fla., was the perfect place to enjoy a girls’ night out with my Mom and Aunt S. who were visiting from out of town. Champagne at dinner. Perhaps I’m a little jaded but I don’t need a special occasion to drink a little bubbly when going out to dinner Read More »

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