Thursday Doors in Hvar, Croatia

If you read yesterday’s post (HERE) we were setting off down the side streets of Hvar. You also will know that Hvar, Croatia was my favorite place to visit on our Mediterranean cruise. To me everything about it was perfect…….the history, the  weather, the waterfront, the cafes, the restaurants, the people. As yet, it is…

This is Hvar, Croatia!

Of all the places we visited on our Mediterranean cruise, Hvar, Croatia was my favorite place! Why do you ask? Because it was not stifling hot, humid, sticky and crowded with tourists! It had an awesome, smallish beach. It had the most beautiful and walkable waterfront area surrounded by tiny cafes.  It had lots of…

January Photo a Day: Happy Are the Hunks of Hvar and So Am I

I was working on my blog posts for Hvar, Croatia and wondered just where I could add the Men of Croatia, when I came upon the January Photo of the Day Challenge: Happy, for January 15th.  Now, I have to say in all the Mediterranean the men in Hvar, were the best of tall, dark…

Thursday Doors in Kotor, Montenegro

Today, we are in Kotor and if you would like to know more about this beautiful, UNESCO World Heritage Site, look here for the particulars!  I am focusing on Doors today! This is my idea of the perfect hotel! Not too big, a place to sit and watch the world go by, and gelato to boot!…

We Are Finally Back in Kotor, Montenegro!

Well, not exactly today, except on my blog……….I am catching up and writing as fast as I can (life and holidays seem to get in the way) If I don’t get a move on I will be off again and not have the Mediterranean finished. Picking up where we left off before the holidays, we…

The First WeekendCoffeeShare of 2019 Is Here!

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I feel like I have been gone forever from you dear friends! The month of December flew past in a whirlwind! Things are settling down now and I can get back into a comfortable routine. That is to say, “I make lists.” I like everything in…

Six On Saturday, What’s New With You This Year?

Happy New Year to all my SOS friends! It is good to be back in the swing of things! I finally know what day it is! To mark the occasion I went out into my garden this morning in my pjs to take some photos! The good thing is my neighbors were already up and at ’em…

T’was the Day Before Christmas and All Thru the House………….

Everyone is too busy to stir……………..but we are all decorated and ready for Santa! With a view from this way ………. and that………….. The animals talk at Christmas you know………. And the table is almost set…………we just have to add two more place settings! This year, it is Santa and two reindeer on display……… And…

T’Was Days Before Christmas and in the Fourth Ward……

I can’t think of anything I like better to do than to go on a Christmas Walk and Home Tour during the Holidays. We have a favorite spot in Charlotte in the Fourth Ward. What began as a neighborhood potluck dinner crawl for neighbors over 41 years ago, has evolved into a vibrant, festive celebration…

T’Was the Week Before Christmas at The Biltmore Estate, Part Two

We’re back for our last viewing of the Biltmore House before we move on to more Christmas outings……..now let’s see where did we leave off? Oh yes, George Vanderbilt was moving into his new home which included 250 rooms with 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, 65  fireplaces,  and 3 kitchens. There also was the ultra modern…

T’Was the Week Before Christmas at The Biltmore Estate

After a short visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains, George Washington Vanderbilt II, found the perfect location for his COUNTRY HOME! Biltmore Estate is a large (6,950 acres or 11 square miles), private estate and tourist attraction in Asheville, North Carolina. Biltmore House, the main residence, is a Chateau-style mansion built between 1889 and 1895 and is…

WeekendCoffeeShare at Biltmore House, Asheville, NC

Today, for the WeekendCoffeeShare, I am sharing my photos from Asheville, NC, at the famous Biltmore Estate, built for George Washington Vanderbilt.  As a grandson of famed industrialist and philanthropist, Cornelius Vanderbilt, George came from one of America’s best-known families. In the 1880s, at the height of the Gilded Age (a time of rapid economic growth),…

Six on Saturday at Biltmore House, Asheville, NC

We have had a few “outings” this month. One, was to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. I always wanted to see the house and grounds at Christmas when everything would be decked out for the holidays. Buying our tickets six months in advance, you deal with the weather you get that day! Fortunately,  we…

Thursday Doors in Montenegro

Today our ship is in port in Montenegro and I thought I would share some doors from Budva, on the Adriatic Riviera, one of our first stops in Montenegro.  Budva is about 28 miles south of Kotor and is a big tourist attraction because of the beautiful beaches, night life, restaurants and the preserved Old…

Montenegro? Where Exactly Is That?

We have left Positano, Italy and are on our way to Kotor, Montenegro. I have to say, the only thing I knew about Montenegro is that they have a team in the Olympics and I would see them march in on that first day, when the teams are introduced to the world. I was not…