Welcome to 2017! This is my fourth year of blogging and again this year I am changing the style of my blog, but this year in a big way! Usually I just changed themes and let WordPress do all the work, and I filled in the blanks, but this year I went all out and started from scratch! I changed the name somewhat too, from (TheTravelLadyInHerShoes) to (ThatTravelLadyInHerShoes)  So if you are one of my 1100 followers I hope you will follow me on my new site!

Just sign up to follow the new blog through your EMAIL. You can do this at the bottom of the page in the blue area under EMAIL. Your email addresses are not shared.  I think that my new website looks very nice awesome on the computer. Especially since it fills the entire screen, that’s why I wanted something new. I didn’t like all the wasted space on last year’s blog site, although the dark color did make the photos pop! So that’s the newest of the newest for 2017! I look forward to hearing from you!

PS The Old Blog will not be taken down, I have too much effort in it and good stuff too. So, you can still go there and look around…….I just will not be posting there. There are personal links in the blue space at the bottom of this page where you can switch back and forth between blogs.

In 2017 My About hasn’t changed all that much except I am older! I still love to travel, but I especially like going to the UK every year, since I started the Garden Tours. I pick a specific area to base in and then ramble about the countryside to see Homes and Gardens in the National Trust and specific gardens in the National Garden Scheme. I have been in the most fantastic gardens and learned so much about the people that garden them! I try to pick a different area of the UK every year. Where am I headed this year? I am working on it!

My previous ABOUT  is still true! It reads…………..

I have been traveling extensively for over twenty years and have learned a lot along the way! My suggestions for lodging, restaurants, activities, etc. are my own. I am not paid by anyone to offer a review. If I like a place, I will tell you. Great travels to you!

1. I am a retired registered nurse.   I worked for Flying Nurses……and that’s when I got the traveling bug. During my career I rotated to a critical care hospital in a different location every thirteen weeks with Flying Nurses.

2.  My husband is a Naval Aviator and traveled the world. (He retired from the USMC after 24 years) We both love going to new places and old places too for that matter!

3. When we retired I got to pick wherever I wanted to live.  I picked North Carolina so I would never have to shovel snow again.

4. I love cappuccino, mocha, espresso or plain ol’ black coffee any time of the day or night. (A holdover from my nursing days)

5. I think Akita’s are beautiful, loving and smart.

6. I love British mysteries, especially historical mysteries.

7. I am a gadget freak. I am the queen of kitchen gadgets and anything techie.

8. I like to learn something everyday.  The more challenging it is; the better I like it.

9. I am passionate about foreign language study, and study EVERYDAY.  I am possessed!

10. I like to poke around in the garden and pull weeds.

11. I like to cook, but I am a meat and potatoes kinda cook.  (Or casserole)

12.  My camera is with me wherever I go. I am always in the improving, editing, creating mode.


23 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m a retired RN, too.


  2. Denzil says:

    Love your new blog CadyLuck! So vibrant, fresh, exciting, inspirational. Congratulations and I wish you a 2017 full of creativity and contentment in all you do.


    1. Wow! I wanted a new look so thank you! This year is off to a great start!


  3. You MUST visit the Highlands and Islands. Paradise on Earth. I promise you.

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    1. I have to live to be 200 Lance to see everything I would like to see! We have been to Scotland, but not to the Highlands or any of the islands. We do watch all the specials from the U.K. about them though! We have been to York and Harrogate in your neck of the woods! Look forward to more of your posts!

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      1. I have been incredibly luck in my life to have visited around 80 countries. I just love to immerse myself in the wide variety of cultures, languages and cuisines that exist on our wonderful planet.
        I use my experiences in my novel-writing.
        I hope that you will eventually visit the Highlands and Islands. I’ll be happy to offer you advice and guidance. If you want a taste, read the books of Lillian Beckwith.

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      2. Thank you will look into that!


  4. Joanne Sisco says:

    Your photos are simply beautiful. Obviously all the effort you put into your photography pays off! 🙂

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  5. Elizabeth says:

    The site is beautiful! Thank your husband for me for his service. I’m the “baby” sister of two Marines, one Navy, and one Army brothers. I admire you for nursing. That’s an incredibly tough career!

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    1. Oh, Elizabeth I am proud to be a Marine’s wife! 24 years served! You also have a very military family! My g daughter is following in my footsteps. Has been accepted in a nurse practitioner program at IU, my alma mater!

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      1. Elizabeth says:

        Congratulations! I love nurses! I have a spinal cord injury, my husband was diagnosed with cancer a couple of years ago, our youngest son nearly died two summers ago and, in every case, the nurses were the BEST! My oldest brother, one of the Marines, is one of the fallen. Every time I see I Marine I want to hug him.

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      2. My prayers are with you Elizabeth!

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      3. Elizabeth says:

        Thank you. We’re all doing okay now and we’re all alive! I’m able to do more than they ever thought I would when I got hurt. God is good!

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  6. restlessjo says:

    I appreciate all the information. 🙂 🙂 Everything but the name that I was searching for, but I respect your privacy. Many thanks for joining in on my walks. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

      1. restlessjo says:

        Really? Not wishing to be rude but I assumed it was a blog name. Humble apologies 🙂

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    Have fun!


  8. carol1945 says:

    I identify with everything you wrote here. I love travel, I love English mysteries, gardening, reading, cooking. I love languages, too. I thought when I retired, I would learn Italian, but alas, my memory with age is causing me to even forget regular English words. I have been to Great Britain 3 times in my life and loved every moment. I would love those garden tours. Alas, my husband does not travel, so I am limited. You are lucky to have a travel partner!!


    1. Carol, I have also traveled with my sister and grandchildren. I have also wrote blog posts about my own spot in the world, which is very small. I thought who would come here? It’s not exactly a tourist site. However, when I wrote about it folks were interested. People like to know about other places and what people are doing! Keeps everything interesting! Thanks for following me and my little space in the big picture!


  9. JT Twissel says:

    Hi Cadyluck – I’m a huge fan of British mysteries as well!


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