The Way to See Stonehenge

We took our first-ever trip to London in October. The city has long been on my bucket list, but for my history/archaeology loving husband, the thing that intrigued him the most was the proximity to Stonehenge. I was also very intrigued to go there, but not to the degree that he was. When searching that famous third-party site of tours, I found one that was … Continue reading The Way to See Stonehenge

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Our First View of Tuscany

During our recent sojourn, we both agreed that Florence, and the local Tuscany region, was our favorite new destination in Italy. We are not “tour” people, but as this was our first venture into this area, we felt an organized tour made sense. It was a good investment. We learned so much from our interesting tour leader, Eleanora, and we loved our driver Angelo, too. … Continue reading Our First View of Tuscany

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Burano, Italy

While in Venice, we decided to take a short trip to the island of Burano. We had considered both Murano and Burano, but decided only one destination was in the cards for us, and Burano it was. And we’re glad we chose that. It’s a charming little village about an hour (with stops) from the Grand Canal in Venice. As a “sometimes jewelry maker”, I … Continue reading Burano, Italy

Costa Rica: First-time Study Abroad For a Broad of 62

What good fortune I have in that I was offered the chance to serve as a group leader for a study-abroad program through my school, SDSU, to Costa Rica. It was definitely a step outside my normal comfort zone, but I’m so glad I was given this chance and didn’t hesitate to take it. That’s not to say I didn’t have nerves or anxiety about … Continue reading Costa Rica: First-time Study Abroad For a Broad of 62

Wanda Webb’s Cheesecake

I am posting this recipe because it is a cherished family recipe that I want to make available to those who had the privilege to know Wanda Webb. Wanda was the mom of my childhood best friend, Wendy, and my sister’s close friend Reggie. Reggie became quite the wiz at making this dish as well. Wanda was not only an accomplished cook, but she used … Continue reading Wanda Webb’s Cheesecake