A friend’s son named their cat Matches so that he could say, “I’m going to go home and play with Matches.”  I think of that every time I use a match…

With the first week of work in Europe under my belt, it was time to enjoy the weekend in Berlin.  Lucky for me, I got to spend an action-packed Saturday and Sunday with a native German and Berlin local. Our first stop on Saturday morning was at a local market where we saw farm-fresh produce, […]

In old, downtown Napa, not too far from the Wine Train depot is the Napa Firefighters Museum.  We enjoyed looking at fire fighting equipment dating back to the 1800s as well as panoramic views of the impact of the 1904 San Francisco earthquake. Here are three of my favorite photos from the museum.  What do […]

“I’m in love with Montana.  For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection.  But with Montana it is love.” ~ John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley You may recall that Better Half is from the beautiful state of Montana.  We made our annual pilgrimage a bit later than usual this year, spending the […]