california, Dog, dogs, Family, outdoors, Pets, Uncategorized

At the Dog Park

My Owen, like many doggies, loves adventure. From the beach to the mountains- even to the vet- he’s always ready to scamper into the car and head out with his favorite family. But the mountains and beach take a little bit more time and planning, and the boy can't be at the vet every day,… Continue reading At the Dog Park

Europe and the United Kingdom, Family, Historical sites, Museums, outdoors, parenting, Style, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation, writing

The Many Green Spaces of Prague

An evening walk after gelato with a view of Prague Castle One of the many things that I enjoyed in my brief visit to the medieval city of Prague was how much greenery there was around the city. With all of its history and architecture as well as modern conveniences, there was also much space… Continue reading The Many Green Spaces of Prague

Deserts, Europe and the United Kingdom, Shopping, Style, Travel, Uncategorized, wine and drink

Souvenir Shopping Fun in Prague

Contrary to what some may think, I am not a huge shopper. I mean, I do go shopping, and at times even derive some fun from the experience depending on what I am shopping for and where (I'm looking at you, Target), but I would much prefer to have figured out in advance what I… Continue reading Souvenir Shopping Fun in Prague

Europe and the United Kingdom, Food, Historical sites, history, parenting, Travel, Uncategorized, wine, wine and drink, writing

Praha

The Czech Senate building I am currently writing from an AirBnB in Vinohrady, in the middle of Prague 2. At long last, and at the same time, all too quickly, I am in the Czech Republic, on a mission to drop my daughter off to begin her university studies at the end of this month.… Continue reading Praha

american west, california, Hiking, national parks, outdoors, photography, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation, writing

Meadow or Field: Nature-Watching at Yosemite

According to nps.gov, a 'meadow is an ecosystem type composed of one or more plant communities dominated by herbaceous species. It supports plants that use surface water and/or shallow ground water.’ Meadows support many diverse species, and can be indicators of the health of the hydrology of a watershed. For example, Tuolumne Meadows, the large… Continue reading Meadow or Field: Nature-Watching at Yosemite