Category Archives: Travel

The Cleveland Way, Day 1, Helmsley to Sutton Bank

Actual Hike: Helmsley to BoltbyExpected Mileage: 10Actual Mileage From B&B to B&B: 14.5Times We Got Separated From the Trail: 1 (for 4 miles)When We Discovered Detailed Trail Description in our Hiking Materials:  End of Day Accommodations:  Willow Tree B&BRating: Fabulous!!Date: … Continue reading

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Helmsley-The Beginning of An Adventure

I don’t remember why, but we took a cab from York to Helmsley. John seems to remember the train took too long and neither of us wanted to take a bus. The travel was initially complicated by a traffic problem … Continue reading

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Walking the Cleveland Way-The What, Why and How

Since we are not traveling at the moment, I thought I would dig into the archives and write about a walking trip that we took in May 2018. Looking back, I was not blogging in 2018 so this trip went … Continue reading

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Auberge Saint-Antoine, our Quebec City base…

Although Quebec City is one month in our rear view mirror, I want to wrap up writing about our short trip with a review of the lovely hotel Auberge Saint-Antoine , our base for several days. As I mentioned … Continue reading

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Chilling in Quebec City…

Our flight landed at Jean Lesage International Airport around 5:30 pm. It was December 15th. It had been a smooth flight from Toronto, about one hour and 45 minutes but as we broke through the clouds and the mass of … Continue reading

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6 Days Until Christmas and We Are Not Ready….

We arrived home late last night after a quick getaway to beautiful, wintery Quebec City where the Christmas lights twinkled and the city was dressed in its holiday finest. Snow and ice covered the sidewalks, the temperature hovered in the … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Sunday…

It has been such a chilly, dreary Sunday made even worse by an early winter cold that seems to have settled in my head.  The weather man predicted rain for Sunday night but it is no surprise that the rain … Continue reading

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Finally Home….

We are home again after two weeks in Italy.  We spent 3 days in Cinque Terre, 1/2 day in  Pisa, 3 days in Florence and 4 days in Rome.  We flew into Genoa and out of Rome.  The flights seemed … Continue reading

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Our trip is finally coming together.  After a rough and rocky start of trip planning to Nepal and Tibet, we discovered 17 days was just short of doing justice to these beautiful  countries.  With much conversation and lots of regret … Continue reading

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Five Things I Did This Weekend…

This has been a very busy week consumed by work (my paying job) and budget and meeting planning for the Missions Committee that I co-chair (my volunteer job). As a new weekend begins, I am just getting around to posting … Continue reading

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