I caught the wanderbug early in life (age 5) when my parents moved to Canada. My dad got his pilot license and in no time we were landing somewhere in northern Ontario every time we flew: enjoying the myriad of lakes, clean country air and starry nights far away from civilization; exciting memories of my childhood! Getting to our destinations in a fraction of the time it takes to drive, gave me fantasies whenever we had to travel somewhere by automobile. I imagined wings sprouting from the car and lifting off the ground high above the traffic, soaring like an eagle!
At 14 we moved to Costa Rica–the Switzerland of Central America–but it proved to be a disaster for our family. Little did I know that it would soon be the end of my family as I knew it. With my parents separation and my brother’s fatal car accident (in Canada) my life changed forever.
I have been back to Costa Rica several times and I’ve enjoyed many trips to Germany, Scotland, Switzerland, America and Central America through the years. Living in Germany and Scotland for a time when our children were young were unforgettable adventures, with trips to England, Holland, Belgium, Austria and France. It’s a wonderful world!
These days I prefer a home base and travel when the opportunity arises, which arose three times in less than a year. November 2012 we enjoyed a fantastic vacation visiting our daughter Jean in Seattle (a vacation for me but a working holiday for my husband).
Hanging out with Jean’s friends for Girls’ Night Out in Seattle–delicious vegan food served in a Canadian pub.
Our flight to Costa Rica in April 2013 was definitely a memorable trip: an escape from the last of the winter days to warm weather, tropical beaches, majestic mountains and a delicious variety of vegetables and fruit, plus my favourite dish rice and beans!! YUM!!
The cake below is an ad for a new restaurant in one of the fabulous malls in San Jose. Sigrid and I love shopping!
The National Museum in San Jose was very interesting with the huge mysterious stone spheres (Las Bolas).
What an unexpected surprise to enjoy yet another traveling experience to New York City in August 2013 with Jean! I had been there once before, but thought that would be my once-in-a-life-time NYC trip!
The Art Galleries were inspirational and I took a photo of the original Starry Night by Van Gogh.
Subways were fun with an amazing mosaic at the Museum of Natural History.