And Last, But Not Least! Off to Israel

Israel is our final stop on the summer vaca! We will be here 7 days……….What will we see? Here are the pre-postcards sent your way! We have many sites and towns to see here! First, Tel Aviv……..and then Jerusalem……. and Bethlehem……. and the Masada…….. and a garden or two! And Haifa, and Jaffa and the…

The Other Spots in the Mediterranean

Moving on to more stops in the Mediterranean! Here are my pre-postcards from these countries on our trip! Crete……a look at the garden here! Tombs in Cyprus……….several days spent here exploring! A visit with the locals……. and Rhodes, added to the itinerary! Stay tuned for more! I’ll have oodles to write about!

Just Like That: Off to Turkey

And, just like that, we are off to Istanbul, Turkey! We have met all the Covid compliances!!!!  We have our N95 masks, that have to be worn on the ship and at all destinations……….We have all the visas, and Covid heath insurance documents needed for certain countries. My there has been a lot of stuff…….and…

And It’s Gone With the Wind

Today, we are visiting the Margaret Mitchell Museum in Atlanta, GA. It is in the city center and surrounded by high-rises now. But, thank goodness this building has not been torn down (like they are want to do in Atlanta) but has been re-stored. This is the home, (Apartment #1, that Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone…

WeekendCaféShare: The War in Ukraine Got Me Thinking

Good Morning WCS’ers!  We have been following the horror in the Ukraine and our trip there in a few weeks has been dashed. We are really disappointed, who would have thought a war would be going on……… We are hoping to still get in Bulgaria and Romania, only time will tell……. Updated: Those countries have…

Sunday Stills: The Urban Focus in the Early 1930’s

For Sunday’s Still’s theme today of “Urban,” we’re going “below stairs” to the kitchen at the The Swan House, built by the Inman family of Atlanta, Georgia from 1924 to 1928. This is extreme wealth and what it could purchase……..and was the ideal of Urban living. I would say the Inman’s probably never went to…

Inside and Out: The Swan House, Atlanta, GA

The Swan House in Atlanta, Georgia, built for the Inman family from 1924 to1928, is perched on the top of a hill on 38 acres of prime land. It is now owned by the Atlanta History Center. There is a staircase at the back/front of the house, that originally featured a dramatic water cascade running…

The Last Walk in Oslo: Tjuvholmen Neighborhood

I’m joining in with the other walkers today, for Jo’s Monday Walk.  I know Jo won’t believe it, but we are taking our last walk in Oslo and I am kind of sad really! Norway is such a beautiful country and there is so much to see and do! One, of the last neighborhoods we…

Thursday Doors: The Swan House

This week, for Thursday Doors, we are visiting the Swan House, which is part of the Atlanta History Center! Edward Inman was heir to a large cotton brokerage firm which grew after the Civil War. He was an Atlanta businessman with ties to real estate, transportation and banking. His wife Emily, enjoyed politics and the…

WeekendCaféShare: I’ve Been Traveling With Pluto

It’s been awhile since I did a Weekend Coffee Share! What have I been up to? Grab a cup and we’ll have a chat over coffee! International travel has been on hold for two years, for us, and that has been a real bummer!  I’ve had plenty of time to move schedules around! But, so…

Thursdays Doors: A Connoisseur Chateau

Connoisseur, is a French traditional word meaning: a person with a great deal of knowledge about the fine arts. They are an appreciator of cuisines, fine wine and have expert judgement in matters of taste. Yes, that is all true about the Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour, held once a year, over Mother’s Day weekend. I…

A New Day and a New Neighborhood in Oslo

Today, we are going to another neighborhood, this one closer to our hotel. The Hotel Continental was so convenient, because it was in the Theatre District and right across the street from the  big tram complex. You could walk one way and be in the Uptown area and walk another and be at the Aker…

Six on Saturday: I’m Already Ready

This week I got an exciting email…………The Atlanta Connoisseurs Garden Tour tickets would be available in April………..This very popular tour has been postponed the last two years due to Covid. Usually, there have been nine distinct gardens to meander over the two days of Mother’s Day weekend.  I can hardly wait! As I write this,…

Lens-Artists Photography Challenge #183: Up, Up and Away

Today, for the L-APC, Leya has asked us to show a memorable event! I think all my events are memorable……ha ha!  And, I tend to make everything an event! You know what I mean?  So, I asked hubby about his memorable events…….and without even so much as a flutter, he said France, 2006. So, what…

FOTD: It’s Pink

Today, for Cee’s Flower of the Day it’s all about this beautiful pink orchid! This was just one of a bazillion orchids to be found at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in their Orchid House! If you get a chance to visit this city, please put the Botanical Gardens on your places of “MUST SEE.” You…