Category Archive: travel

May 31

A Tale of Three Pillows–Conclusion

  So the woman returned from San Francisco with her Good Fortune pillow and added it to the collection on the daybed in her office. While a worthy addition, the Good Fortune pillow didn’t quell the desire the woman had for a romantic, spectacularly tacky pillow like the one she remembered from her childhood.  Still …

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May 22

A Tale of Three Pillows–Part II

The Three Pillows

  The girl grew into a woman, and she did travel. She journeyed by car, train, and by airplane. She went North and South. She went East and West. Her collection of travel treasures included trivets, towels, t-shirts. Sometimes she brought home salt and pepper shakers or postcards. Her shelf of memories contained a miniature …

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May 20

A Tale of Three Pillows

The Three Pillows

Once upon a time a young girl knelt on the floor beside her mother as the woman opened a deep wooden chest. Trembling with curiosity,  the girl leaned forward to see the treasures in the chest. A shimmer of gold beneath an old book caught her attention. “What is this, Mama?”  Mama laughed and tugged …

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May 19

Travel Serendipity–The Copper Penny Ranch, Tularosa, NM

Jonas gives Teresa tips on handling Storm

ser-en-dip-i-ty n The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.  Perfect travel would always be serendipitous, don’t you think? A happy journey of sweet and memorable events?  Alas, travel is hardly ever perfect. Even the best laid plans fall victim to traffic jams, mechanical failures, operator error.  In April we took our new motor-coach on …

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Aug 02

City Lights Bookstore

Jack Kerouac Sign

When a book lover visits San Francisco a visit to City Lights Bookstore is a must, so on Saturday I stole a little time away from the RWA Conference with good friends Debbie Pfeiffer and Nancy Robards Thompson to stroll through Chinatown with the landmark bookstore as our destination. Strolling down Kerouac Alley, we stopped …

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Aug 01

Chinatown–beautiful, tacky and souvie central

Chinatown

From the first stage plans for my trip to San Francisco, I knew a few things would make it complete. First, I wanted to happen upon a Huey Lewis and the News concert in a small venue. No luck with that one. The second thing on my list was an old fashioned souvenir pillow complete …

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