Oregon’s Scenic Columbia Gorge and Multnomah Falls

  I don’t think there is another state in the country as geographically diverse as Oregon. I’ve taken you on little trips to the Oregon Coast, to high desert country in Central Oregon, through the very fertile Willamette Valley and to the mountains and now I would like to show you one of the most [Read More]

South African Bobotie

  When my daughter was in high school she was very close friends with an exchange student from South Africa.  They spent a lot of time together and she often joined us for dinner.  We loved hearing stories about her family and her life in Johannesburg and they still keep in touch today via Facebook. [Read More]

Travel Notes: The Marais in Paris

Are you ready for a walk through another Paris neighborhood? If we plan our day right we will arrive just in time for lunch. The Marais is one of Paris’ oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods.  First developed in the 12th century, the Marais is one of  only a few areas  in Paris that preserves narrow streets [Read More]

Thanksgiving on the Oregon Coast

  The Yaquina Bay Bridge over the entrance to Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon. Home of the Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.   My family and I spent this Thanksgiving at the Oregon coast. We usually head for the north coast but this year stayed in Depoe Bay and explored Oregon’s [Read More]