30 Minutes in the Life: October 2019

I will confess that this is going more than 30 minutes but I wanted to share the day at the island in one blog.  For a while now I have wanted to take a trip to Cumberland Island.  Where is it you may ask.  Cumberland Island is situated on the very tip of Georgia and is is just across the river mouth from Fernandina…

30 Minutes in the Life: September 2019

It’s July, it’s the hottest day in New York City and yours truly is not in air-conditioning, no!, we are walking through Central Park.  Welcome to 30 minutes in the Life and this is mine plus a few additional minutes 🙂 You may remember that I did a quick overview of the New York City trip.  Honestly, that was 15 of about 1500 images. …

30 Minutes in the Life: July 2019

30 Minutes of fireworks.  These were taken on the 4th July at a local park.  We had some friends visiting Florida and since it was their first 4th of July as US residents we decided to celebrate that with the fireworks. This time of the year is mosquito time and I have to be honest I was dreading sitting outside in the humidity with…

30 Minutes in the Life: June 2019

At some point in your life, you tend to come up with a bucket list of things you would like to do, and you set out to achieve them.  Most of my bucket list has involved traveling, and we have done a fair bit of it.  We have traveled through Europe, done more traveling in the USA than I ever imagined us doing, and…

30 Minutes in the Life: May 2019

Yes I know it says May, and it is now June, but truth is we delayed it one week so that we would all have a chance to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend.  For me it was an awesome 11 days of vacation.  5 of those days were spending in the stinking hot sun down in the Florida Keys.  Phew, when shade is at…

30 Minutes in the Life: April 2019

I am not going to lie – this post is more than 30 minutes but I am going to share it all anyway.  This month we headed to San Antonio to meet up with my brother.  Yes he was back again for a conference.  That man puts more mileage on his suitcase than anyone else I know.  We flew in Tuesday and flew out…

30 Minutes in the Life: March 2019

While the opportunity is still available, I like to try and spend time with my brother when he visits the USA.  He’s been a bit of a frequent flyer the past couple of years, but will stop soon.  We were fortunate to have him come through in December just in time for Amy’s wedding.  It was perfect to be able to have family with…

30 Minutes in the Life: February 2019

February has been a interesting month of hot days, cold days and those in-between rainy days.  My goal has been to go walking in the wetlands on a Friday but just lately my Fridays have been wet and not much walking has got done. There was a little break in the weather this particular Friday and I decided to go to the local park. …

30 Minutes in the Life: November 2018: Portland Whale Watching Expedition

Portland was a nice clear day, and so prior to walking the harbor area, we agreed we would book our tickets to go whale watching.  Once done, we walked around and then decided to grab something to eat before heading down to the boat to head out for 4 hours. I will apologize right up front that there is a lot of photo’s but…

30 Minutes in the Life: October 2018: Portland

For this month’s 30 Minutes I thought I would share some of the time we spent in Portland, Maine. Our drive from Wells Beach took about 40 minutes and we saw some great sights along the way.   Driving up to Portland we had fog. I was not happy.  We were heading to Portland to do some whale watching.  Ugh – fog means no whale…