Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

This is the last day of the ten-day photo challenge in which Su from Zimmerbitch invited me to participate. Ten travel photos with no explanation. The only requirement is to nominate someone else to do the same and pingback to my blog. But it’s the last day and almost Christmas, so I’ll just ask anyone who wants to participate to do so and I hope you’ve enjoyed the series.

Day 9 of the travel photo challenge Su of Zimmerbitch asked me to participate in, no explanation needed for the photo. I’m going with the retro look today for this Yellowstone shot. Today I’m nominating Dan of NoFacilities. Dan, if you’d like to participate, please pingback or link to my post or blog. And have fun.

Su from Zimmerbitch invited me to post ten days of travel photos, no explanation needed. Today we’re along California’s coast. I’m also supposed to nominate someone else to participate and pingback to my blog/post. Today I’d like to nominate Deborah at Circadianreflections. You’re welcome to wait until after Christmas if you like.

Su from Zimmerbitch nominated me for this travel photo challenge. We’re not just traveling today, the two in the photo are as well. Today I nominate Drake at ledrakenoir to post ten travel photos, no explanation required. You may accept or decline. 🙂 If you accept, please link back to this post. Cheers.

My nomination for this travel photo challenge came from Su at Zimmerbitch. Same old same old: one travel photo, no explanation necessary. Today’s invitation goes all the way to Finlan, where Ritva is trying to survive the dark of a Scandinavian winter. Take us away to somewhere sunny, Ritva, and if you do, link or pingback to my post/blog. Or just enjoy my photo when it gets dark.

Day 4 of ten travel photos with no explanation necessary. Su from Zimmerbitch nominated me and today’s nomination to do the same? Debbie of Travel With Intent. If you decide to participate, please pingback/link to my post/blog. 🙂

Day three of one travel photo a day for ten days, no explanation necessary. I was nominated by Su at Zimmerbitch. One nomination: Dries at de Wets Wild, who shares the beauties of South Africa with us every day. If he doesn’t care to accept, visit the blog anyway. You won’t regret it. Dries, if you do participate, would you link/pingback to my blog/post?

Su from Zimmerbitch nominated me to participate in this challenge. One photo, no explanation needed. One nomination: Tish from Writer on the Edge. “Requirements”: Post one travel photo each day for ten days, no explanation needed. Or as many days as you feel like. If you participate, pingback to my post. Nominate others if desired; repeat as desired. Enjoy.

These are challenging times and Su at Zimmerbitch has passed on a challenge to me: join her and other bloggers posting a travel photo a day for ten days. No explanation or back-story required, just an image.

Of course, challenges only get passed on if other people join in, but I, like Su, feel hesitant about asking people to join in. I’ll ask Ann-Christine if she’d like to participate, something to lighten the grey days in Sweden by escaping elsewhere. Also, she’s the one that asked me whether I was going to post more photos of The Bean in Chicago. So A-C, if you’d like to participate, we’d love to have you. If not, just enjoy my first photo.

Friday morning, with great excitement and a feeling of wild rebellion, I headed off for one of the most annoying 6 1/2-hour drives of my life. First I had negotiate the traffic issues of the Phoenix metropolitan area, followed by a long stretch of not-much-of-anything, and ending with the traffic issues with the Los Angeles metropolitan area. What’s not to love? 😫 But it was a trip during COVID, hence much to be desired and appreciated. 😷😉

One of the highlights of Saturday was a trip to Chado in Pasadena, my favorite tea shop of the area. The city has allowed restaurants to take over part of the street for outdoor seating, so our daughter and I were safely ensconced at our own table for two, enjoying a tea service for two which included two pots of tea, sandwiches, scones (which somehow disappeared before being photographed), and a dessert selection of macarons and deliciously crisp cookies. The weather, company, tea, and food were all perfect. Care to share?

Chado has an enormous tea selection and the website says that until the end of the year, shipping is free!