On one final walk along the Maas River before heading for the train station for Paris, I came across these geese swimming in the Maas River.  I couldn’t choose between these two shots. What do you think?  Do you have a favorite between the two? Goose Photo #1.   Goose Photo #2.   You Might […]

Full of droplets from the fog, I snapped this spider web on one of the bridges crossing the Maas River on my last morning in Maastricht. Warning to fellow photoblogger Wanna Be:  this photo is free of any creepy crawlies that give you the willies, but do NOT click on any of the “You Might […]

He’s ba-ack! The Elf on the Shelf is a relatively new way the youngest generation celebrates the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The day after Thanksgiving, the elf appears and observes who’s naughty and who’s nice.  Each evening, he flies back to the North Pole to give Santa his report and lands in a new […]

Although it was Kansas City’s 83rd Plaza Lighting Ceremony, last night’s ceremony was a first for me and the kids.  I didn’t grow up here Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA so the ceremony wasn’t part of our family’s Thanksgiving tradition.  Plus also, I don’t like crowds.  Or being cold.  But with a high of 70F yesterday and a sweet […]

    Thanksgiving is probably the only holiday meal I don’t make at home.  With all of our family far away, the six of us decided a few years ago that it was faster, easier, more cost-effective, and fun to just make reservations.  And so that has become our tradition.  This year we took a […]

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