Pompeii, Ruin Arising

Pompeii, Ruin Arising

Pompeii, Ruin Arising Pompeii has always stimulated curiosity in me, ever since I was a young girl and learned how Mt. Vesuvius erupted and decimated an entire town at the foot of the mountain. If you are someone who, like me, loves the CSI shows, the sensationalism...
Fairy Penguins of Phillip Island

Fairy Penguins of Phillip Island

Fairy Penguins of Phillip Island Fairy Penguins are possibly the CUTEST of all penguins.  It seems like a century ago now, but way, way back in 1990 Mark and I backpacked through Australia.  While there, we saw the fairy penguins of Phillip Island. We spent a month...
Rafting Athabasca River

Rafting Athabasca River

Rafting Athabasca River You know how glaciers are comprised of ice? And how cold ice is? The Athabasca River is glacier-fed and as cold as ice. The Sevylor Four-Man Raft In 1986, as Mark and I rambled around the U.S. and Canada in our small Chinook, we would stop at...
Kern River Rafting

Kern River Rafting

Kern River Rafting Call of the Wild Kern River called and we answered. The last time Mark and I had inflated our Sevylor raft, a “Caravelle” was 25 years ago. We bounced along many streams and rivers on it, prior to shoving it up on a garage shelf. That...
Wild Artichokes

Wild Artichokes

Wild Artichokes Wild artichokes permeate the wilderness of Southern California, a region whose climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean. For many years we have ridden our mountain bikes past several stands of artichokes in their various stages.  In late winter...
Milano Mannequins Super Models

Milano Mannequins Super Models

Milano Mannequins Super Models – A Pictorial In Milano Italy, you cannot help but notice all the mannequins, super models and other evidence of the Fashion Industry. It’s not as gorgeous a city as Rome or Nice. It’s more industrial. But it is...