What Fun Looks Like at 89

What Fun Looks Like at 89

What do you do for fun when you’re 89? Go horseback riding of course! That’s what mom did on our recent trip to Iceland. One might think it’s a risky hobby for a senior citizen, but it’s not as crazy as it sounds. Getting older has meant that mom’s legs aren’t what...
Culinary Snapshot – Resto in Reykjavik, Iceland

Culinary Snapshot – Resto in Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland is a land of exquisite beauty and breath-taking vistas. But for me, that wasn’t its only draw. It’s a culinary destination that I was eager to experience. Especially enticing was the opportunity to savor freshly caught seafood from pristine waters. My research...
Attempting to Photograph the Dark Hedges

Attempting to Photograph the Dark Hedges

Planning a trip takes inspiration and luck. When mom is involved, you get both. Once she came up with the brilliant suggestion to spend a few days in Northern Ireland before Iceland, I knew we had to see the Dark Hedges. I’d seen many photos and would always get drawn...
Postcard from Iceland – Waterfalls

Postcard from Iceland – Waterfalls

Today Mom and I saw a couple of stunning waterfalls along the south coast of Iceland. First was Seljalandsfoss, creating a mist that wafted across the colorfully dressed tourists. You can even walk behind the cascading water, but prepare to be drenched. Though...
Hotel Adventures – Going Cheap in Rome

Hotel Adventures – Going Cheap in Rome

Worst hotel decision ever? Going cheap in Rome! “Mom, do you really need to bring that hotel up again?” In my head, I’m rolling my eyes. “That wasn’t a hotel, it was a hostel!” mom retorts. “No, mom, it wasn’t. Can you please just let it go….” We all have those little...
Oh No, a Flat Tire—Mom to the Rescue!

Oh No, a Flat Tire—Mom to the Rescue!

POP!—a sound you never want to hear on a road trip. Mom and I looked at each other … uh-oh…. We were in England driving from London to Glastonbury. I called the rental car agency for help. Of course, they asked where we were. I looked at the endless miles of...

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