Tag Archives: Beach

Heading homeward

I’m heading back to Ohio for a short visit. It will be my first visit since heading west to Utah in October. My family heads to the beach of Lake Erie every July and I couldn’t pass on an opportunity … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight on Ohio: Sand Bar restaurant

When I first started this blog I posted about places in Ohio I would like to visit. I have visited some of them since then, but there are still many places on my list. Now as my time here is … Continue reading

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Postcard arrival: Thailand and Hawaii

The first postcard shown here is from Bangkok, Thailand, my third postcard from there.  I have really enjoyed all of my Thailand postcards and I definitely want to visit Thailand someday. I also think everyone is Thailand has the same … Continue reading

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Dirty no more! And other thoughts (and firsts) about my upcoming trip to Colorado

After a few frantic days of wondering where I will shower after camping for three days and then needing to attend a wedding in Colorado Springs and writing Searching for a shower, a college curling friend has come to my … Continue reading

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Climbing my first sand dunes

Before Memorial Day weekend, I was a novice when it came to sand dunes. I had seen the towering dunes along the Pacific coast of Oregon from Highway 101 when Jon and I drove the Pacific Coast Highway back in … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Split

I love the beach. After a trip to Greece too early for beach weather, I decided I needed to find a way to get to Croatia for some Adriatic Sea beach-going. I headed all the way to Dubrovnik and then … Continue reading

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Close encounters with the Pacific Ocean

I met the Pacific Ocean for the first time last month. I saw it a day after I arrived in San Francisco, but it was a couple of days later before I got to touch it. Jon and I were … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Coney Island

Coney Island in Brooklyn, N.Y., is one of those storied places. When I spent a summer there in 2008, I knew I had to visit the beach and boardwalk. I ended up visiting four or five times because there were … Continue reading

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14 ways to describe summer

July is almost over, and therefore, summer, as I know it and define, is also coming to an end. The month of July signifies summer to me because it is the month my family gets together at a house on … Continue reading

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Fun on the Fourth

One of America’s Fourth of July traditions has always perplexed me, and every year when the holiday rolls around, I get to thinking about it. Why do we love Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture so much? It wasn’t written for us because … Continue reading

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