Traveling east always wipes me out, but after my most recent trip to the US I’m trying to beat jet lag by sheer force of will. Here’s how: Saturday: Arrive home like a zombie. Sunday: Take lots of naps. Monday: Set a 9:30 AM doctor appointment. Tuesday: Schedule home repairs taking all day starting at … Continue reading How to Overcome Jet Lag
Highlights from the last week of 2016: Visiting my husband’s cousin and taking an hour-long walk around her neighborhood on a chilly, sunny morning Eating the rest of my Christmas cinnamon rolls Dancing about 15 hours of tango to inspiring music, with lovely leaders, on a well-behaved dance floor Eating really excellent fish tacos! Walking … Continue reading Goodbye, 2016!
I took a really quick trip to the US Embassy in London today. I found out earlier this year that Global Entry is now doing interviews at the embassy. Despite traveling to the US at least a few times a year, I hadn’t applied for it before. I didn’t want to deal with the hassle … Continue reading A Trip to the US … Embassy
The day after our Capelulo walk, we decided to head to Trefriw and walk up to and around Llyn Geirionydd (walk #11 from Walking in the Conwy Valley). Living in the Conwy valley, I feel lucky to go so quickly between coastal walks and more inland, mountainous walks. The walk started in Trefriw, headed up … Continue reading Llyn Geirionydd Walk
This week I took some time off to walk the beginning of the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way with my brother and sister-in-law. It was so nice to step out of my normal routine and environment and be outside for most of the day — even when that meant getting soaked in the rain and wet … Continue reading Walking the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way
While in Devon – in addition to visiting Buckfast Abbey – we visited Dartington. Our main reason for visiting was a tango event (really fun!) but one afternoon we decided to stroll through the gardens. I hadn’t read much of anything about Dartington before our visit, so I had no idea what I would find there. I was … Continue reading Dartington Estate
On a recent trip to Devon, my husband and I realized we were staying just down the road from Buckfast Abbey. We decided on a whim to take a stroll to the abbey and through their gardens. The site was first used for an abbey in 1018, and the current gardens are inspired by medieval … Continue reading Buckfast Abbey