Respite: November Days of Gratitude

I have to make this quick. We are pressed for time as we’re trying to leave early so as maybe to avoid traffic.  Who am I kidding? We’re leaving Southern California and I don’t know if there is ever a good time to avoid traffic here.  It’s getting that way in the Bay Area, too,…

Around So Cal: Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and Balboa Island

For our last summer “hurrah” we went south.  For those of us who live in Northern California, So Cal feels almost like another state — warm beaches, insane traffic (ok, we’re catching up), and Disneyland (none of our theme parks even come close!). While we spent two days immersed in all things Disney, I’ll spare…

Living in my memories: If only I’d had my camera …

This waterfall is somewhere near the Lihui airport — along a tight, twisty road, found by the hoards of tourists. We had a few minutes before our flight home to take a look — my camera was slung over my shoulder. Sometimes, though, having your camera on you is impractical, even when you’re in the…

Kauai Skies and Good-byes

One last morning on the lanai waiting for the sky to light up over the ocean. My packed bags might be full, luggage tags in place determining my destination — but part of my heart will always stay on Kauai. Sunsets and day breaks are glorious on the islands. Here are some dusk and sunset…

Last Day on Kauai (Write Every Day 30)

Moonlight’s magic mist  makes vacations disappear  before our very eyes. Just one more day to enjoy Paradise . . . I’m going to sit here and breathe in the ocean for a while.  I’ll be back. 

Finally easing into summer (Write Every Day 28)

I have no words. None. This isn’t writer’s block.  It’s something else. I thought finding something to write for a straight 30 days would be challenging, and it was, but up until this morning, I always found in the morning that I had something to say. This morning, my mind is blank. I have nothing…