Views from Marjan in Split Croatia

Views from Marjan in Split Croatia Hard to resist a hike that promises wonderful views. From the promenade you can see the hill of Marjan off to the west. Without a map, we just started walking toward the hill and climbing up steps.  As long as we were going up, we figured we would get there eventually.  And we did! … Continue reading

Playground at Europa Point

Dictated with enthusiasm by Luie: I didn’t know what this was, but it looked cool so I went on it.  There was this rope that you had to do something that I thought would bring you up the rest of the way.  But I was wrong, you had to climb it.  But it was very fun.  I was going to … Continue reading

Camping near Brugge

This blog post is not in chronological order.  I was checking through a few things and found this post was still in draft form and never published.  While we were traveling with limited wifi, this post got missed.  Since I think it is still worth mentioning, I am going to go ahead and publish it now.   We used a … Continue reading

San Diego Zoo SAFARI Park

The Safari Park is affiliated with the zoo.  It is essentially a zoo onto itself.  But they do offer different adventures that you can take also.  They also have shows and animal demonstrations.  Entrance to the Safari park was included in the tickets Dave bought, so we decided to check it out.  We were surprised with how big it was … Continue reading

Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

With temperatures just under 100 degrees, we decided it was a good day to do some hiking and sightseeing.  We went prepared with a cooler full of water bottles and a bag full of snacks.  And it was a good thing because we did get hot and thirsty. The desert landscape has a beauty all its own.  And you get … Continue reading


Have you ever read the children’s book Roxaboxen?  It is a true story about the author’s mother when she was a child.  She and the neighborhood children create an imaginary town using rocks and boxes.   It is a wonderful story about the power of imagination.  And it all took place in Yuma, AZ.  Summer was familiar with the story … Continue reading