If the lazy days of summer could have a poster child, I would make the perfect candidate. Late night movies and even later morning coffees.  Easy going schedules, or even better, no schedule at all.  Well, all that laid-back living comes to a screeching end on Monday as our kids go back to school.  So, I thought what better way to mark the end of all the pleasures of summer than with a trip through Monet’s Gardens in Giverny, a 45-minute drive… Read more »

A pictorial tribute to our fallen brave who sacrificed so much so that we enjoy freedom seemed an obvious choice for today.  Normandy is stunning in its beauty, belying the tragedy that took place that June day when very little went according to plan. When visiting the beaches at Normandy, our first stop was the cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach, where rows upon rows of memorials engraved with crosses and stars of David named each private, infantryman, and sergeant who gave… Read more »