Adventures in Seattle: The city that kidnapped our daughter

In 2006 our lovely daughter and oldest child, left for college 1,000 miles away to the home of The Space Needle, Amazon, Grey’s Anatomy, and the world famous Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington. A spectacular view of Downtown Seattle from Alki Beach  That conniving city kidnapped her, kept her superbly happy and did not encourage her to return home. Alex spent four […]

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Q: How do we find joy in our lives? A: We must look for it.

  Joy is the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally satisfying Life is what we make of it. We all have challenges and quite often most people will not share the struggles they may be suffering. Someone said to me recently that their life was joyless. I was surprised and saddened by her comment, from the outside her life seemed wonderful. Initially I didn’t know […]

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Four ways to reinvent your health and THRIVE!

Welcome Kim! Our newest Guest Adventurer who is a virtual health and wellness coach for women.  Kim shares with us how if we can turn our attention to Sleep, Food, Mood and Exercise, we can successfully improve our overall wellbeing. Four ways to reinvent your health, I love that idea, don’t you? Greetings! My name […]

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Time in a Bottle

If you could save time in a bottle, what would you save? “If I could save time in a bottle The first thing that I’d like to do Is to save every day till eternity passes away Just to spend them with you”  From “Time in a Bottle “by Jim Croce   Where did the […]

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San Francisco: Strolling through the Ferry Building

My husband Craig has a job that takes him to San Francisco several times a month. I don’t travel with him every time, but I am thrilled to go when I can. I have many favorite places (Who doesn’t?) in San Francisco and strolling through the Ferry Building at the Waterfront is one of them. “a […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Thoreau said it best.

“How important is a constant intercourse with nature and the contemplation of natural phenomena to the preservation of moral and intellectual health!” [Journal, 6 May 1851] Henry David Thoreau Do you have any favorite quotes about nature?

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San Francisco: A wine dinner with Jordan Vineyard & Winery at Campton Place

A wine dinner in San Francisco? Yes please! Lately I have been having a blast interacting with great people on Instagram. I adore photography and truly enjoy seeing what Instagrammers (photographers) are capturing. I had a wonderfully engaging conversation via Instagram with the Campton Place Hotel in San Francisco all about our spectacular trip to the […]

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When the empty nest starts adding members

A New Guest Adventurer! My name is Leslie Brangham. I have been married to my husband Waldie for 32 years this August. We have two boys, Trevor 28 , & Derek  25.  I am most proud of being a mom to my 2 amazing sons, who happen to both be Cal Poly graduates in mechanical engineering. […]

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Ten ways to be happy in the Empty Nest (There are actually many more)

Are there ten ways to be happy in the Empty Nest? You betcha! There are fifty two to be exact. Maybe 53. Just kidding…there is an infinite number of ways to be happy in the Empty Nest and THRIVE! Back in May, I wrote you a post letting you know that I had been thinking of […]

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Hello Empty Nesters from the “Coast” of Illinois

  A new “hello” post from Guest Adventurer, Laura, who is a land-locked beach bum who works days as a nurse and shares her land-locked life with her husband who is in law enforcement, which just scratches the surface of their sit-com similarities. They have two children who are recent college grads and a cat […]

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