MD – Havre de Grace…A Visit to Old Stomping Grounds

Bright Spot –   My friend Sherri, an exceptional vocalist who performs regularly in Harford County, MD and surrounding areas, inspires her audiences with her soulful voice, expert guitar playing and purity of heart!  As if this gift isn’t enough, she also has a creative flair for artsy and eclectic craft projects.  Her most recent endeavor is designing and creating gorgeous one of a kind trinket boxes.  Sherri paints, decoupages and adorns mini boxes with vintage jewelry elements, Swarovski crystals, pictures, pearls, etc.  So much loving care is put into each masterpiece.  I bought one from her last week andRead More

MD – Lohr’s Orchard for Apple and Pumpkin Picking

OMG…turn your back for 1 second…LOL Reflection of a flower What a perfect day!  Rachel, Megan and I went to Lohr’s to pick apples, taste cider, pick us some pumpkins and act silly!!!  The weather was spectacular!  We caught hay wagon rides to and from the orchards that were filled with adorable wide-eyed children!  Feeling like a child myself, I was quite taken with the flowers of the pumpkin vines.  They had a whole new appeal for me…I think it was because they represent the transformation from seed to blossom/fruit!  Whatever the reason, I totally enjoyed being in their company!Read More

A New Marvelously Unexpected Chapter in the Adventure

        “The beauty of love is that you can fall into it with the most unexpected person at the most unexpected time, suddenly and ecstatically.”  Not just an interesting quote…an actual reality! After I spent 4 months being held up in Florida because of my scooter accident and broken heel, I met the most wonderful man at a campground in Georgia that I didn’t plan to go to and now we are going to travel the rest of the country together!  For two people who were in no way looking for a partner, we sure have adjustedRead More

PA – A Bit of Old Fashioned Charm

     South-central Pennsylvania is home to Ye Old Mill Campground…Historic Burnt Cabins Grist Mill.  It was a quaint little place with plenty of friendly folks and history.  This little gem is nestled in the Alleghany Mountains.  The property dates back to the 1770’s.  The existing mill was built in 1840 and was restored in the 1980’s.  They have a stocked trout stream, swimming and great hiking.    I missed out on the tour…only on the weekends through Labor Day, but I did happen upon a benefit breakfast for one of the owner’s relatives that is battling cancer.  It wasRead More

OH – New Places and Old Friends

     I have been looking forward to this trip to Ohio for almost a year!  Life got in the way of my visit with 2 wonderful friends that I originally met in Albuquerque, NM a couple of times.  After I went on the road, they moved to Ohio and now, finally, I caught up with them!  I met Susannah at the boutique I was working at in Old Town and we seemed to hit it off right away.  I even got to meet her mom, Donna while I was still in town.  We all knew each other only briefly,Read More