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Post-pandemic Plans

Whenever this pandemic cease being that, I hope to find myself blogging from an island resort while stuffing my face, after being shoulder deep in a mud bath.

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Posted in Amusement, Photography, Prompt, Travel

Repeating Shapes

Wouldn’t call myself a photographer but I was able to capture these pics at The Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah, Georgia.

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Photo Challenge #351 – Eiffel Tower

Photo by Flo Dahm on

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie challenged us to use the above photo as inspiration to write a poem or short story. Alternatively we can take this opportunity to showcase our work.

Just couldn’t pass up the chance to share the same beautiful view, one from nearly the same perspective. Either my son or I took these pictures in November 2014.

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50 New Experiences

With the help of family and several friends, I enjoyed so many wonderful adventures last year, in search of “50 new experiences” to explore during my year long birthday celebration. I visited places I’d never been, ate a few foods I’d never tasted and overcame a few fears of activities I’d normally run from. By years end, I accumulated roughly 70 new experiences, including a very unexpected one – cruising during Hurricane Dorian! I realize now there’s no wonder why I drank so much. Well, another reason is that I visited several vineyards and wineries (but sorry, no wassail)

First was the Biltmore Estate Winery in Asheville, NC. The wine tasting was great and served its purpose because I purchased three bottles.

Next was the tasting room at Brown Downtown Napa, part of Brown Estate Vineyards, the first and only Black-owned estate in Napa Valley, California. Yep, the wine tasting got me again!

The next stop on our Napa Valley tour was Raymond Vineyards, which is certified organic and biodynamic, and powered solely by renewable solar energy. I was oddly impressed when we stepped into the Crystal Cellar, a place of steel walls and elegant whimsicality.

Our final exploration in Cali was aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train, where we ate, drank and enjoyed the sights.

I would be remiss if I didn’t at least show you a sample of the delectable food we ate. Any one of my family and friends can attest to my voracious appetite, so most of this may have been mine.

And who could say “no” to the most exciting dessert ever?!?!!!

Morimoto Napa– s’more

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Created for: FWOC (voracious); RDP (wine); 3TC#437 (help, run, step); Daily Word Prompt (whimsy); Word of the Day (wassail)

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One Liner Wednesday

Sitting peacefully, just checking out the natural wonders of sunrise and sunset, before encountering an obstreperous crowd of island tourists.


©️2020 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Inspired by: One Liner Wednesday; WOTD (natural); FOWC (tourist); and Daily Word Prompt (peace)