Senhora das Navegantes Continued ...

The festa, or party, here continued and finished, yesterday. We followed the celebration in our dingy and what a fabulous, energetic, wave of boats that accompanied the statues on their journey to the mainland town of Olhão there was! It began in the morning with a sense of excitement in the air. All of the fishing boats were in the marina for once, none were out fishing,  and many had decorated their boats for the occasion. ...more

"Can you wipe my ass?" United employee asks passenger on flight back from BlogHer11

Every time I fly United/Continental Airlines – it’s nothing but problems.  My favorite was a United flight out of White Plains, New York, a few years back when I witnessed a gate agent go on an F bomb tirade at a customer while he threw – yes THREW – her bag at her. Envision a bag – airborne – 10 feet across the most crowded terminal overflowing with elderly folks in wheels chairs and little children scrambling about while United employee John Reid (who was kind enough to slowly ...more

I recently flew round trip Atlanta – Palm Springs. The flight crew ...more

Our Lady of the Navigators


Going Home: Ludington, MI

Growing up in Ludington, MI, I couldn’t wait to get out. Everyone knew everyone's business and I grew tired of knowing the same people from Elementary and Junior High School through graduation....more

Picking Clams

I have written about amêijoas (clams) before; they are such delicious food when picked fresh and for that I wanted to share this with you:   Yesterday, with the new moon, the tides were particulary low and so we decided to go hunting for (the delicious) amêijoas. Picking clams. What a view! ...more

New Hair Cut, New Life

New glasses,new hair cut,new life?...more

A Road Trip to Oregon: Me and Hubby Sharing Space, Time and Food (Part 1 of 2)

After twenty-nine years married, of working hard and raising a family, seeing to everything and everyone else first, we are finally taking a vacation. Just me and hubby—my partner-in-crime to all things endeavored—on a 5-days adventure road trip to Oregon: sightseeing and eating, with the opportunity to reacquaint and rediscover Us; a first-hand telling of our frivolous quest....more
@elaineR.N. I am so sorry, Elaine. LOL! You are not the only one that's had too many munchies ...more

7 Funny (but True) Tent Camping Trip Tips

I love camping. I do! But there are some things that always go wrong for us -- and I was comforted to see that they're things every family experiences while camping. If you're planning on a last minute, nearly end of summer, school is about to start camping trip, you need to read this hilarious post at The More, The Messier. But really, get the big tent. You won't regret it! ...more
I have never gone camping, nor do I think I ever will (I am bratty that way) - :)more

Swedish Traditions

I have written 12 pages about my favourite Swedish traditions. A bit about how I celebrate them, their origin and why I like these particular Swedish traditions. To read more about the Swedish traditions featured in this photo feel free to visit: Swedish Traditions...more

Ahhh, California

Darling husband and I, along with our best friends took a vacation in California a couple weeks back.   It was a very welcome opportunity to slow down and recuperate after having so many hectic weekends this summer....more