Birthday Soup

Our first day in Korea dawned sunny and warm, perfect weather! We ventured out in search of breakfast, following behind my youngest daughter like a string of ducklings.  We headed off toward the beach, and it became lunchtime before we knew it. Still determined to find us a bakery, Megan brought us to a beautiful […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue

My take on Dialogue is a little more literal, if that is okay. Before our trip to Venice last year, I practiced enough words in Italian that I was able to enter this gorgeous Venetian shop, speak with the lady in the photo, and buy these earrings made from Murano glass. She spotted me as […]

잘가 다음에 봐 — Jal-gah, Megan, Dam-ae-bwa

We took Megan to the airport this morning, told her we loved her, and sent her off to Korea on her adventure. There were tears, Grandma (David’s mom) and Grandpa (my dad) came with us, and seeing Grandpa give Megan such a huge hug, seeing the tears in his eyes, still makes me cry. I […]

Two Months Until Goodbye

The picture is of Busan, South Korea, an amazing modern city on the southern coast across the Korean Strait/Sea of Japan from southern Japan. It’s huge, a city the size of Los Angeles, with more people than the entire state of Iowa. Megan has received her guarantee papers to be an exchange student in Busan […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move

More photos from our trip to Italy. Coming from a place where there is no ocean, I was fascinated by all the water and how people got around without rubber tires on asphalt. Spotted on the move in the Venetian lagoon: One of many yachts docked near Piazza San Marco. An Italian fisherman takes no […]

Come With Me to Venice

I finally finished sorting and labeling over 800 photos from our trip and posting them to Photobucket. Not to worry, most of them didn’t make the cut. Here is the link, if you would like to check it out. http://s1209.photobucket.com/user/seramed/library/Venice%202013 Next in line is trying to recreate some of the wonderful food we ate. First […]

Day Eight: Argostoli

Cephalonia is one of the largest Greek islands, situated off the western coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea. Argostoli is its capital. It’s a beautiful seaside town, with tree-lined streets filled with shops selling everything from gardening supplies to video games. It doesn’t give you that feeling that poverty lurks around the next corner; […]