Postcards

Rome: Why would we need a map?

So Mike and I are really good at traveling together.  Even when we were little kids, Mom would turn us loose in Boston, tell us to stay on the Green line, and we’d go off to museums and stuff.  And inevitably, I would get totally lost, and we’d wander around Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Postcards

Naples Below

We took a tour of an underground aqueduct system beneath the city.  It was really, really cool — literally, quite pleasant on a hot summer day — and also marvelously strange to be walking through passages that served such an ordinary function but were such masterpieces of engineering, and so Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Postcards

Christmas Alley

One of the first things we did on my visit to Naples was visit the touristy bit of downtown:  my family knew I would particularly like Christmas Alley, and indeed, it was (forgive me) right up my alley!  :D Naples is (I learned) the birthplace of the Nativity Scene.  I Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Kids

trot to Boston

Sasha and Tabitha are just five, but not at all too old for knee-bouncing.  They are big fans of “Trot-trot to Boston, trot-trot to Lynn, watch out {whoever}, you might FALL IN!”  This may be a New England specific knee-bouncing rhyme, I suppose.  They are also big fans of being Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
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Crafty Wonderland

A trip to Portland, Oregon to visit my lovely friend Emily!  We had a fantastic three days exploring the city, which is everything people say it is…  cute, crafty, friendly, organic, full of tofu, and mostly raining.  We ate many delicious things and saw lots that was beautiful and walked Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Kids

Hide & Seek!

Geocaching!  My new favorite craze…  My niece and nephew introduced me to this awesome hobby.  It’s like a giant GPS treasure hunt!  You log on to their website, find a list of coordinates marking “geocache” hiding places, and then you go try to find them…  Usually they’re sort of hidden Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Adoption Journey

Wishes

 So here’s something strange that happened to me at the beach.  I’m turning it into two separate stories, because I want to leave this story open, still, for a magical happy ending.  But all together, it did make for a very difficult 24 hours. All the women were in the Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
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Emerald Isle

Late summer beach trip!  Paul and I joined Ken, Karen, and the kids at the beach for a weekend.  Emerald Isle is one of North Carolina’s “outer banks.”  It’s part of a series of long sandy islands running right up close along the coastline.  The islands are like a long Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
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Finally on vacation!

So delighted to be able to return to the Catskills… wonderful company, perfect weather, fantastic food, a bear (!), and an actual honest-to-god magical waterfall with unicorns. Crepes in the morning; grilling in the evening….   Exploring the fancy French oven at the marvelous little cafe in town…   Baby Read more…

By Rebecca, ago