February 14, 2014
Hope it's filled with lots of good things.....
I'm off to Miami to see my brother, sis-in-law and my niece and nephew on Monday! I can't wait!
It's been since 1987 since I was last in Miami. It will be great to see family again, after so long!
Can't wait to have some HOT weather, sunshine and beach!
January 27, 2014
Donna Morris, "best friend," is certainly not your typical 'tour guide.' She's not a concierge, she doesn't spend time recounting French history or take you around town in a large group on a tour bus....
Donna takes you around the enchanting city of Paris, on foot... on public transport, showing you places you wouldn't find on your own, the 'local' spots... or as I like to say, "the hidden treasures," as well as the well-known monuments. She has been living in Paris as long as I have been here in France, that's almost 8 years... and has extensive knowledge about and experience in our City of Light.
It's so refreshing to tour around with someone who can show you all the great spots, who can share a coffee or glass of wine with you... or stop for lunch at a cute little cafe or bistrot.
Donna speaks French fluently and knows her way inside and out around Paris. She is originally from Texas, grew up in North Carolina, and has lived in several different States in the U.S. She moved to France in 2006, and has been living happily in the 8th Arrondissement in Paris, where she continues to live her days discovering new corners of Paris, dining with friends and riding her bike through the Bois de Bologne.
Donna is an excellent choice for finding your way around Paris, and seeing a side of the city from a 'local' perspective.
Please click here to view her website and to contact Donna for more information: BEST FRIEND IN PARIS:
December 9, 2013
SAGGS ROCK!!! Most of my closest friends are saggs.. We're just cool like that!
A HUGE SHOUT OUT AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY ALEX!!!!
LOVE YOU LOTS, Honey!!!
December 6, 2013
For me, Nelson Mandela was a great leader, a great man... one of the last of his kind! He fought for democracy and equality in a country where those did not exist, and was held as a prisoner for high treason, incarcerated for 27 years because of his strong convictions. Years later, he was elected President of this very same country! He made so many positive changes for South Africa. He did not give up fighting for what he believed in.
I tear up when I think of his greatness, because he, along with Martin Luther King Junior, are the only two men I can think of who made it their life's mission to fight for equality. I don't think the world will see another like Mandela, at least NOT in my lifetime.
Nelson Mandela, you have done so much for us. Thank you for believing in humanity and for never giving up! For believing so much in this that you made it your life's mission. You have helped so many millions of people around the world.
You light will never go out! You will be remembered throughout history and your legacy will live on!
God bless you, Nelson Mandela and may you finally rest in peace.
"I dedicate today to Neslson 'Mandiba' Mandela. 1918- 2013. A man of the the world, a man dedicated to this world. There will be no other like him. His GREATNESS will never fade or be forgotten. For me, this man represented freedom, equality and democracy. He fought his entire life for it... and fought hard! GOD BLESS YOU, Mr. Mandela. I am in morning and weeping with the people of this world who are so sad to see you go...
But, I believe it was your time, and you are at PEACE now.
Godspeed to you, Mr. Mandela. We will try to continue in your name, to fight for justice and equality..." --- Leesa M. Garcia, c. 2013
**Photo courtesy of the internet.
October 31, 2013
What a FANTASTICO holiday I had ... very fun, relaxing and full of biking ALL over the place! I fell head over heals with this beautiful and dynamic city! I just LOVE Spain! Really reminded me of San Diego, and of Southern California! I was great to speak Spanish again, too!
I'll post some pics.. Just wanted to let you all know I'm back safe and sound and wish you all a very
Happppy and Safe Halloween!
September 29, 2013
Some travel pics!
Seriously... THE BEST coffee in the WORLD!
Italian coffee, in Italy!
We took a BOAT to get to the airport from Venice!
I was hitch hiking! hahaha
The yellow boat was ours... 1 hour 10 minutes to get
get to the airport from where we were staying.
What would Venice be WITHOUT gondolas?!!
Alex looking, tan and well-rested after our 3 week
holiday in Italy! Both of us, a few kilos de plus!
A typical 'street' in Venice! This one is a bit wider than
the ones in the city center!
Gotta LOVEEEE VENICE!
Me in Tree!
JUMPING for JOY!
(Notice the nice looking YACHT in the background!!!)
Just got back from a late summer holiday in ITALIA!!!
Alex and I spent three glorious weeks filled with SUN, HEAT, PIZZA, PASTA, GELATO, GOOD SIGHTS ALL AROUND and MOSTTTTTT IMPORTANT-- GREAT, no FANTASTICO caffè!
Italian coffee has to be the BEST in the WORLD! I'm convinced!
We started off in the beginning of the Sept, the 2nd to be exact and came back on the 24th.
Here is where we went:
Roma 4 days
Sorrento 3 days -- stayed in Agnello visited Sorrento, Positano, and Pompei
Lucca 2 days
Cinque Terre 6 days - Stayed in Manarola and went by train/boat/walking to the neighbouring towns,
from Monterosso, we went by boat to Portvenere.
Florence 5 days with a day side trip to Siena
Venice 3 days
Did LOTSSSS of stuff, ate lots of great food... and I'll give names of places we stayed, good tips, reviews and other important info, in case you're traveling to Italy!
August 20, 2013
August 10, 2013
We're SMACK dab in the middle of re-doing our kitchen... and it really feels like an eternity! It's a very SLOOOOWWWWWW moving project, I think mostly because Alex works til late and the days have been hot.. At any rate.. Life is a bit 'on hold' at the moment...
Some ideas for kitchens... from the internet.. We're going with IKEA... Already have things decided and where things will go.. It's fun.. Can't wait til it's all done and finished!
July 29, 2013
Happy Birthday, Nassi! We love you!