Category Archives: Planning our escape

A little background and stories from the planning stages

Traveling – What we’ve got (tentatively) planned for 2017

February 15 ~ Southern California We are hoping that this year will be primarily about exploring in our compact RV (Ellie Mae Camp-it), seeing more bits and pieces of the USA and Canada, including our desire to start checking a … Continue reading

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On our way to Switzerland

Tuesday, July 12th – Los Angeles International Airport We are all checked in and patiently waiting to board our Swiss Airline non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Zürich, Switzerland. 

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Tips For Women Travelers

Tim and I attended a presentation put on by Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) last week at our local Marriott Hotel in Woodland Hills. Registration was at 9:30, followed by breakfast and a travel presentation. We have not booked any trips with … Continue reading

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Can you help us identify this place?

Hello Friends – we need your help please! This beautiful painting is hanging in our cabin on board the Ruby Princess. Each evening as we get ready to drift off to sleep I find myself staring at it. I want to … Continue reading

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Our travel plans for 2016 (so far)

January ~ Canoga Park and Arrowbear Lakes, California For 2016, we decided to travel on the odd months, and stay in So California on even months. We will see how that works out, but that was my starting point for mapping … Continue reading

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Wrapping up 2015 ~ Home is where the heart is

December 2015 ~ Canoga Park and Arrowbear Lake, California We have been home bodies for the past couple of months – well kind of any way. That has become a very “relative” term. We have our tiny cabin in the … Continue reading

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Around the world in 7 months – the adventure starts today!

Well today our dream trip begins… We are sitting in Air Canada’s club lounge at LAX waiting to go to our gate for our first flight. Today we take Air China from Los Angeles to Beijing, China.  After a 4 … Continue reading

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Picture of the day ~ Waving in the breeze

Today we are driving from the Los Angeles area to San Francisco for a long weekend. The main purpose for this trip is to get our visas for the trip to India in March. I wanted to simply send our … Continue reading

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Saying our goodbyes to 2013

2013 was such a year of change and transition for our family.  We started the year with the loss of my mother to Alzheimer’s and cancer in January and then ended on an equally sad note of Tim’s father passing … Continue reading

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Walking the Camino – I may have lost my mind…

Over the weekend Tim and I attended the Film Festival near San Diego. We went especially to see a 90 minute documentary movie about walking the Camino. In case you are not familiar with this “walk”, the most popular route … Continue reading

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