Drawing up a ‘Bucket List’

  I’m not overly fond of the term “bucket list,” as in what you want to do before you kick the bucket, i.e. die.  I wondered where that term came from, so I looked it up.  It’s not pleasant, so in the interest of staying family friendly, I won’t share.  Look it up if you’re now […]

Ziplining…Living on the Wild Side

I crossed off something on my bucket list while I was at a conference in Utah last weekend.  At the closing party, the sponsors offered a limited number of tickets to a zipline.  I’ve never even seen a zipline, unless you count the one my husband’s uncle has strung between two trees about 8 feet […]

Trip Recap or Why I’m Glad to be Home

I returned home yesterday after a five day trip to a social media conference in Utah.  It will take me the next six months to implement just a portion of what I learned at Evo ’12.  I guess it’s fair to warn you that you will start seeing some changes around here.  I hope you like them […]

King Tut Review: Or How to Avoid Meltdowns in a Museum

I’ll say it from the beginning, we loved the King Tut exhibit. We regularly visit museums, so our children aren’t pre-programmed for high energy entertainment. They understood that some of what we saw would be somewhat beyond their comprehension but that this exhibit, in particular, was pretty special. Both because it came from a foreign […]

Paris – Day 6

Are you tired of Paris? This is the last day, so hang on. If you want to read my previous days’ adventures, here is Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, and Day 5. I was able to drag myself out of bed Tuesday morning and get ready to meet my friends for a […]

Paris – Day 5

Four days down, two more to go. If you want to read my previous days’ adventures, here is Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4. I planned to knock several must-sees off my list on day 5. I was going to start at Notre Dame and then visit Musee de l’Orangerie. When using […]

Paris – Day 4

If you want to read my previous days’ adventures, here is Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3. My fourth day in Paris was my first day completely alone. Each of my friends had other plans for the day. I had booked a tour at Chateau Versailles recommended by my friend Annie. She warned me […]

Paris – Day 3

I thought I could condense some of this, but I haven’t been able to do the Reader’s Digest version yet. So, here is day 3. If you want to read my previous days’ adventures, here is Day 1, and Day 2. We met again at 10 a.m. in front of the metro station nearest all […]