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Ocean State of Mind

So close, yet so far … I can’t believe it has taken me so long to visit “the ocean state,” otherwise known as Rhode Island.  I enjoy visiting places that have a lot to offer in terms of history, whether it is important sites or building and architecture.  Cities like Boston, Santa Fe, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Williamsburg, to name… Continue reading Ocean State of Mind

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The Grenadine Diaries: “Sun in the sky, you know how I feel”

“Don’t worry about a thing ‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright Singing’ don’t worry about a thing ‘Cause every little thing they gonna be alright …” Sorry for the delay in posting. Read below for the promised Sunday post! The first night back was really tough.  I was spoiled by the sounds of the waves lulling… Continue reading The Grenadine Diaries: “Sun in the sky, you know how I feel”

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The Grenadine Diaries: Chocolate

Back to reality.  Sigh.  Will post some final thoughts on Sunday.  For now, I wanted to share with you my experience learning about chocolate production in Grenada. Chocolate has a long, dark history.  For those of you that care to know about it.  I’m not going to delve into it for this post, maybe at… Continue reading The Grenadine Diaries: Chocolate

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The Grenadine Diaries: Surreal

Standing by the stove making breakfast, I look up to see my mom sitting outside through the window.  The breeze caresses her hair, sending tendrils flying and providing a much-needed cool down from the humidity and heat.  I had to do a double-take as I couldn't believe what I was seeing.  It was just her… Continue reading The Grenadine Diaries: Surreal

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The Grenadine Diaries: First Impressions

Hello.  Internet is a bit spotty so I don't know how often I can post.  I am currently enraptured by the sounds and the turquoise blue waters that surround my senses.  We are on vacation in Sauteurs, Grenada.  I've never been, so everything is captivating to me. Childhood memories were unexpectedly brought to the forefront… Continue reading The Grenadine Diaries: First Impressions

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Bagel vs. Bagel vs. Bagel

Last summer I had the opportunity to visit Montreal, Quebec.  Usually whenever I visited Canada, I would go to Toronto, Ontario.  I was really excited to make this trip.   My first impression was that it felt like visiting a European city.  Driving/walking around Montreal reminded me of Europe, specifically Spain, with it’s the winding and… Continue reading Bagel vs. Bagel vs. Bagel