While it has an unfortunate number of warts, I love my country.  Nothing makes me swell with pride like seeing the stars and stripes fluttering majestically in the wind.  Happy Birthday, America! You Might Also Enjoy: Locks of Love Memorial Day Welcome Home, World War II Veterans Red, White, Blue…and Delicious!

Recently the girls and I climbed the Shawnee Mission Park Observation Tower.  Well, I went part way.  I’m terrified of heights and there were several other folks climbing the tower, too.  I could feel it moving, and I only made it up a few flights of stairs. I did come across this “love padlock” on […]

The ferry ride back from Toronto Island delivered some of the most beautiful views of the City imaginable.  While these photos aren’t dramatically different, there is enough unique to each photo that I had a hard time picking just one to share. What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Toronto City View […]

After wolfing down an extremely early breakfast, my camera and I had 30 minutes to walk through the French Quarter at dawn at a cafe au lait-fueled speed before the flight home.  Even at that early hour, the second I left the air-conditioned lobby of the Ritz-Carlton, I felt as if I’d stepped straight into a sauna.  Here is […]

Because I now have as many blog visitors from outside the US as from the US, let me take a moment to explain Memorial Day.  Observed each year on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day is a federal holiday set aside to remember the men and women who passed away while serving in the […]