Today is my 51st Birthday! Reflections of my First Year in the Second Half of my Life – What a Hell of a Ride!

51 It is just a number. To me, 51 represents the distance in this journey of my life. Reflections Emotions are messy. Regulating them is challenging at best. Sitting with uncomfortable emotions without reaction takes practice. Meditation truly gives inner peace, but Rome wasn’t built in a day and the same applies to my meditation…

Canadian Repatriation Adventure – Next Stop – Gananoque, Ontario – Our New To Us 5th Wheel!

Imagine never having stepped foot in a sailboat, or know anything about sailboats but you purchase a 38ft sailboat, put her in the water and then attempt to sail off into the sunset, but you don’t know how to sail and have to learn as you go! That was what buying our RV, our 5th…

Canadian Repatriation Adventure – First Stop – Ottawa, Ontario – Canada’s Capital City – Parliament Hill

This was an unexpected find during my wanderings of downtown Ottawa!  I can hear the gasp of any Canadian reading this, wondering why I wouldn’t have known this! I will shamefully admit guilty and that I really didn’t know what I was allowed to see and do at Parliament Hill.  Thanks to a friendly guard outside…

Happy New Year’s Day From Tbilisi, Georgia!

2018 – Review – Year of Fantastic Travel Yup, I’m starting 2019 in this little country that sits on the continental border of Europe and Asia and is surrounded by Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and the Black Sea! After Michael and I’s Christmas Mediterranean cruise, I had three days to blog about our adventures and be…

Timmins, Canada – Bouncin’ in the Bearskin!

On the start of our journey to British Columbia, Michael and I flew from Timmins to Sudbury, Sudbury to Toronto.   From Timmons to Sudbury, we flew with Bearskin Airlines!  I kept calling them Bearclaw! Bearskin Airlines The boarding passes are written in English, French and Cree. In the airport restaurant I bought a butter…

Peterborough, Ontario – More Millettes!

We drove to Peterborough to visit Michael’s other brother Jamie, his wife Robin and children Riley and Sophie! A lot of Ontario is farming country!  We saw lots of these beautiful yellow fields along the way! We arrived in Peterborough at sunset: Robin and I connected immediately! Brothers! Sister-in-law! Uncle Michael and Riley.  Sophie was…