Pisa ~ An Authentic Discovery

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Pisa ~ An Authentic Discovery

Pisa ~ An Authentic Discovery

  Finding the real Pisa When we vacation, we love to get off the beaten path and talk with locals about what makes their town or country fabulous and unique. We will look for the quiet narrow

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Middleham Castle – England Video

Middleham Castle – England Video

Middleham Castle Middleham Castle in Wensleydale  in North Yorkshire was a worthwhile stop in England. We had a great time exploring the castle, which is now in ruins. We had fun imagining the dinner parties, guests, and life in general living in a castle. King Richard III spent many childhood summers at the castle where he trained for knighthood. He later married Anne Neville who gave birth to their son Edward. Rumor has it that Edward, who died at a young age at the castle, haunts the castle looking for other children to play with. England is a great place to visit –  full of

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Kayaking Laguna Madre

Kayaking Laguna Madre

Kayaking Laguna Madre Recently my husband and I went kayaking in Laguna  Madre in Port Mansfield, Texas.  It was – what I would consider – a very easy kayaking trip. It was easy to put in right from the shore. The waves were very calm and gentle with an occasional splash over the tip of

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Old time comfort pub food

Old time comfort pub food

Be Comforted The UK is known for their warm, hearty and flavorful foods. Pub recipes have been handed down for generations. They are a mixture of delightfully flavorful vegetables such as carrots, turnips, rutabagas, and potatoes. Meats such as lamb, venison, chicken, and veal are frequently used for hearty sustenance. Pubs are the place sample this Country’s vast and unique array of savory dishes. The pubs of the UK are as diverse as the people who inhabit the country and the food that they eat. Familiar menu items in a pub are their hearty and savory pies which they call pudding, made with a selection

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A hidden gem in the Yorkshire Dales

A hidden gem in the Yorkshire Dales

A Yorkshire Dales Discovery Tucked away in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in Tupgill Coverham, Leyburn is a fabulously fun hidden gem for young and young at heart called

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Quick stop for nibbles and tippies          

We have done so much and been so many places!! I have so many stories to tell from exploring alleys to sheep herding at a B&B to hanging out at pubs with our sons! Right now we stopped for a quick nibble and tippies at this awesome place in Chester, England called The Botanist. Love it!

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YORK, ENGLAND

YORK, ENGLAND

Well, we made it to England! The plane ride was so very long! For the most part none of us were able to sleep, except of course, Ian. During the 10 or so hour plane ride I

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