North Carolina, Travel

Spanish Mustangs of Corolla

A recent extended weekend gave us time to explore a part of North Carolina we miss. The OuterBanks of NC offers a variety of things to do such as exploring the coastline, eating delicious seafood, fishing, and learning about the history of this beautiful coast of NC. We were wanting to finally see the Spanish… Continue reading Spanish Mustangs of Corolla

Sicily, Travel

Marsala Sicily

Entrance to the Town of Marsala As the fifth largest town in Sicily, Marsala is often attributed to its wonderful wines. Few realize that the town of Marsala is worthy of a visit. The gleaming marble covered streets of this charming town along with its stately baroque style buildings makes a friendly passeggiati (evening stroll)… Continue reading Marsala Sicily

Sicily, Travel

A Visit to Palermo, Sicily

We are back again at visiting Europe. This time it is Sicily beginning in Palermo where we stayed in the city centre. Our first tour was of the famous opera house. We booked via GetYourGuide and then, added the backstage tour that includes going up to the rooftop. I highly recommend doing this additional tour… Continue reading A Visit to Palermo, Sicily

France

Quarries of Light

A 2,000-year-old limestone quarry in the rugged Alpilles hills near Les Bau-de-Provence might not seem like a destination for artist, but think again. The original quarry closed in 1935 and has been used for such films as the 1960's “Testament of Orpheus”. In 1975 a man named Albert Plécy had the clever idea to use… Continue reading Quarries of Light

France, Travel

Train De l’Ardeche

Train De L'Ardeche This was a chilly day, but we decided to join the planned excursion offered on our Viking River cruise along the  Rhône River during our stop in Tournon. The Train de l’Ardèche is a steam train that travels along the Doux tributary and the scenery is beautiful, especially during the Autumn. The… Continue reading Train De l’Ardeche

North Carolina, Travel

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

This past weekend we had time to spare and decided to explore the Reynolda House, which is the Museum of America Art located in Winston-Salem, NC. The Reynolda House was part of 27 land acquisition that the wife of Richard Joshua (R.J.) Reynolds, Katharine Reynolda began purchasing in 1906. This made up what was known… Continue reading Reynolda House Museum of American Art