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Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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Peru or Bust
Originally posted on TALES FROM THE MOTHERLAND:
Note: There is NO way I could share the details and wonder of our recent trip to Peru in one post. No way. So, I’ll start with the beginning and share the rest…
Posted in Honest observations on many things Tagged Machu Picchu, Maya ruins, Peru, Tales from the Motherland, travel, Travel to Peru 3 Comments
As so many of you have noted, it’s such a wonderful surprise to wake up and see your own photo on the Friday Fictioneer’s page. This morning when I saw this photo, I thought: “Wow, I wonder who else went … Continue reading
Welcome to Friday Fictioneers. Hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, writers from all over the world are challenged to write a 100-word story, with a beginning, middle and end. Please join us or check out the other wonderful stories Here. Please Note: … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge– Layers
It was hours and miles to travel– layers of time and history. It was layers of distance up: first by plane, then by car, and finally on foot– Layers of air, up in altitude, that made our muscles ache and … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Beauty, Blog, Blogging, Life, My world, Natural beauty, Nature, Tales From the Motherland, Weekly Writing Challenge, Wonderful Things, Writing Tagged Dawn Quyle Landau, Inca ruins, Machu Picchu, Peru, Photo challenge, Photography, postaday, Salkantay, Tales from the Motherland, travel, WordPress 28 Comments
Call Me Kristen Bell.
Ok, so I spoiled the whole snake hook in the last post. I thought about dragging it out, but I just didn’t have the heart. Truth is, I expected to see snakes everywhere we went in the Amazon for the … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Awareness, Beautiful places, Beauty, Blog, Daily Observations, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Mothers, Musings, Natural beauty, Nature, Parenting, summer vacation, Teens, travel, Wonderful Things, Writing Tagged Adventure, Explorama, Explorama Canopy Walk, Kristen Bell, Lima, Mira Flores, Peru, pink dolphins, San Isidro, Sloths, Tales from the Motherland, the Amazon, travel, vacations, Yagua tribe 4 Comments
Is That a Snake? Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?
From the comfort of home, it’s especially hard to believe we were in the Amazon this summer. None of the documentaries, none of the things I read beforehand, nothing prepared me for the shear wonder and sensory shift I’d feel … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Aging, Awareness, Beautiful places, Beauty, Blog, blogs, Humor, Life, Musings, My world, Natural beauty, Nature, Parenting, Sarcasm, Summer, travel, Women, Writing Tagged Adventure, Explorama, ExplorNapo, Family Vacation, Fears, Humor, Peru, Snakes, Tales from the Motherland, Tarantulas, the Amazon, travel 4 Comments
It’s All Old, In Peru… No?
By the time we finished Machu Picchu it felt like a full vacation. Sitting on the train to the Sacred Valley, to be honest I felt a bit deflated. We all felt badly leaving Edgard behind. It just didn’t feel … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure, Beautiful places, Blogging, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Musings, My world, Natural beauty, summer vacation, travel, Wonderful Things, Writing Tagged Adventure, Family Vacation, Humor, Inca, Peru, Sacred Valley Peru, Summer, Tales from the Motherland, travel 4 Comments
And Finally… We Arrive: Machu Picchu!
After three days of perfect Andean bluebird skies and sunshine, it was unreal when I woke to the sound of rain on the tin roof, that I’d found so charming the night before. Nestled under the cozy alpaca blankets the … Continue reading
Posted in Beautiful places, Beauty, Blog, Daily Observations, Musings, My world, Natural beauty, Personal change, summer vacation, Teens, travel, Wonderful Things, Writing Tagged Adventure, Cuzco, Dogs, History, Incas, Machu Picchu, personal change, Peru, Tales from the Motherland, travel, Trekking 11 Comments
Machu, The Inca Dog…
This is part 4 of our Trip to Peru. If you missed the previous two post, go back now and read them… Go ahead, this will wait. When we left off, we had two hung-over “kids,” two parents who’d found … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness, Beautiful places, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Mothers, Musings, My world, Parenting, Personal change, summer vacation, Teens, travel, Women's issues, Writing Tagged Aguas Calientes, blogs, Dogs, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Musings, Personal challenges, Peru, Tales from the Motherland, travel, Trekking 2 Comments