Mexican Diary, Part 1: Goodbye Nemo, Hello Cancun

I’m not a good flier.  In fact, I’m a horrible flier, jumpy and easily spooked.  So when the weather map showed a huge blizzard arriving the morning we were leaving for Mexico, I panicked.  Would our plane take off?  And if so, would the ride be rough and choppy?  And how would we get to the airport?  And … Read more »

A Peak in Provence: Part 2

Thursday, June 21, 2012 After breakfast of croissants and coffee, I explore Collobrieres. Around every corner I gasp at huge, medieval wooden doors, thick wrought iron gates, lavender gardens.  I meander down side streets no wider than ten feet.  Red geraniums sit in window boxes, aged wooden shutters lie against rough walls painted in blues, … Read more »