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Traveling Well with MS

Traveling Well with MS

My husband Darren and I are back in the U.S. in western Washington state after spending a year traveling around Europe. Traveling with MS isn’t always easy. However, it is totally worth it and I’m glad I had the opportunity for extended travel. After spending a year on the road, here’s my advice about how […]

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The Covered Passages of Paris

The Covered Passages of Paris

The covered passages of Paris (Passages couverts de Paris) were a form of indoor shopping areas, built in the early 19th century on Paris’ Right Bank. In the 1850’s there were over 150 covered passages. Only a few dozen remain today. Exploring these passages was a great rainy day activity when we were in Paris […]

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Le Cafe des Chats, Paris

Le Cafe des Chats, Paris

Just before we headed to Paris in late March, my nephew and his wife visited a cat cafe in California, and I saw their pictures on Facebook. When we got to Paris I was missing Bouzouki, the house cat who shared his house with us in Corfu, Greece. A quick Google search brought us to […]

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I’m Grateful…

I’m Grateful…

On Friday night, April 3rd, one year and one day after we left, we returned to SeaTac airport and took a ferry across to the Kitsap peninsula. We’re back in the US. The sun was setting as we headed west on the ferry, and I was reminded that on a sunny day, Puget Sound is […]

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The Olive Trees in Corfu, Greece

The Olive Trees in Corfu, Greece

There are a lot of olive trees here on the island of Corfu, Greece. How many, you ask? Well, there are several million olive trees, many of which were planted during the Venetian period (from the 14th through the 18th century.) Estimates I’ve seen online mention about 3 million olive trees, which is a lot for […]

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The Old Fortress in Corfu

The Old Fortress in Corfu

The Old Fortress in Corfu town (Corfu is the name of the island as well as the main town) sits on a peninsula that has two peaks. The fortress site was developed in the early 15th century when the Venetians had control of Corfu. This peninsula contained the original town of Corfu, and dates back […]

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Paralimni’s Carnival Parade

Paralimni’s Carnival Parade

In researching things to do and events on Cyprus, I discovered that February 23, 2015 was a public holiday called Green Monday. This was a new one for me. Green Monday? It is also called Clean Monday, and is the first day of Eastern Orthodox Christian Lent. As I began to research this I discovered that […]

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Bits and Bobs from Cyprus

Bits and Bobs from Cyprus

Odds and ends, this and that, bits and bobs… whatever you call it, here’s a random assortment of photos from Cyprus. Most of my posts from Cyprus have been about the sea, or churches, or cats. I thought I’d show you a few other things. No cats, no sea, no churches. Darren found this Romantic […]

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