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National Wine Day | 5 Fun Facts about Wine

It’s National Wine Day and the Friday leading to a long weekend here in the U.S. I call this a win-win. What better way than to sit on the patio, contemplate all the things I don’t know about wine while…

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Captiva Island Sunset

I haven’t been to Florida in 10 years, and the last (and first) time I went to the southwest of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico is closer to 20 years. I guess I was due back a visit.…

Exploring

5 Things I learned at CoffeeCon L.A. 2018

My hands are still shaking from sampling too much coffee today. This comes on the heels of going cold turkey on coffee right after Christmas. So, no surprise on the shaking hands. What’s CoffeeCon? About 25-30 artisan coffee roaster…

hiker's and traveler's coffee hour 2
Hiking

Hiker’s & Traveler’s Coffee Hour #2

Grab a cup of coffee, sit down comfortably and read the stories of fellow hikers and travelers. Beach Camping at Lake Powell A guide to visiting Jasper National Park in winter 6 places to visit in Madrid https://solohikerblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/the-dawn-of-the-cicadas-a-short-hike-with-a-view/ Get…

California Exploring Palm Springs

Snow in the mountains

After the storms I woke up this morning with this view: snow on top of the mountains. What a great view to wake up to – especially as I have been struggling through the flu for the past 5…