Travel and Adventure

Paris – Day 5 – 2015 Revisited

Paris – Day 5 – 2015 Revisited

I’m in a funk today…quite frankly I’m homesick.  This feeling has been tapping me on the shoulder since Tuesday…the first anniversary of my 2nd tour of France.  It was today (Saturday) that Kate and I settled into our tiny apartment on the east edge of […]

A Campaign to Pay It Forward

A Campaign to Pay It Forward

As I continue with my Blogging 101 course, today’s assignment is to write a post with a specific person (or people) in mind, an ideal audience member that I’d like to have as a reader.  I think I had identified my ideal blog reader early […]

Top Ten Places to Visit in Quebec City and Montreal

Top Ten Places to Visit in Quebec City and Montreal

If you’ve been following me for awhile you already know adventure flows through my veins.  So back at the end of July when OBF suggested rather than buying a gift for his birthday, he’d rather go on a trip.  He said I could choose the […]

Rocky Mountain High

Rocky Mountain High

Warning: The Free Spirited Woman recommends ingesting THC to greatly reduce the severity of hot flashes and lower back pain. Having grown up in the 70’s it’s pretty safe to assume I smoked pot.  I know of a few people who never tried it but […]

Colorado 2014

Colorado 2014

I’d known for quite some time I’d be traveling to Colorado in September for a wedding.  If you recall, a trip to Denver was on the Top Ten Bucket List – Summer 2014.  What better time of year to go on an adventure in the […]

France 2011

France 2011

As I spent the day preparing for an upcoming trip, I ran around picking up last-minute items in an effort to not have to check in my luggage.  I swear I’m going to conquer this vacation with 3 pair of shoes, it’s the shoes that […]

My Hometown

My Hometown

We drove along Minnesota state highway 14, dad exclaimed “I see Herman the German”, my brother and I looked through the trees trying to locate the monument in the distance across the river not far from our new home.  1964.  Lyndon B. Johnson was president […]

Ahhhh Vacation Time

Ahhhh Vacation Time

I haven’t been posting much lately because I was busy wrapping up work items in preparation of a week vacation. I headed to the Windy City to visit my friend Jeanne and her family last weekend.  Jeanne and I are former colleagues. She decided to […]

Glensheen Mansion

Glensheen Mansion

A visit to Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, MN was on my bucket list of summer activities, so I recently combined business with pleasure and took advantage of a one and a half hour tour of this fabulous, historic estate on the shores of Lake Superior. The mansion […]

Fourth of July

Fourth of July

I fly by the seat of my pants at most everything in life and planning Fourth of July weekend was no different.  At the last minute, because I can’t commit to more that a minute in advance, a friend and I decided to go to […]