Category Archives: Favorite Places

In the Big Woods

Joyfully Retired is off camping in the Big Woods. We’ll be back when we run out of S’mores – unless Bigfoot gets us first. I’ve packed enough books to last months. Even Bigfoot likes a good story.

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First Paragraph: Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea asks us to share the first paragraph of a book we are reading. As you can see it’s called First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. As readers we are often captivated or turned away by that first paragraph … Continue reading

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Road Report #1

We are back visiting some of our Favorite Places. Our first week on the road was great fun. I think we were born to be travelers. Just think about it:  camping in a tent, hours on the back roads, incredible scenery … Continue reading

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First Paragraph: East of Eden

Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea asks us to share the first paragraph of a book we are reading. As you can see it’s called First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. As readers we are often captivated or turned away by that first paragraph … Continue reading

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Favorite Place: The Redwoods and The Coast

We haven’t been traveling about as much as we did when we first retired. But we did manage to take a little trip  meandering up the northern coast and on over to take a closer look at the giant redwood … Continue reading

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Favorite Place: Crater Lake

Last week Jay and I took a road trip. No RV. We just packed a few things in the truck and took off. We headed north to southern Oregon. We’ve visited many national parks, but there are still a few … Continue reading

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Favorite Places: Mission de San Miguel

Favorite Places is a feature on my blog that allows me to share some of the places I’ve visited in my travels. Whenever I travel on Amtrak from Northern to Southern California I see an old mission out the window on the … Continue reading

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Favorite Places: Vegetable Gardens

A vegetable garden is definitely one of my Favorite Places to be. One day we were taking a drive along a nice country road leading to Bodega Bay. Just off the road is a nice country bakery. The goodies inside … Continue reading

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Favorite Places: Vine To Wine Update: July

Since April I’ve been following the growth of grapes here in Sonoma County, California. Actuallty, I’ve been following one particular field of grapes. It’s become a Favorite Place. I’ve been gone for a month so I was surprised at how … Continue reading

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Favorite Places: The Alaska Highway

Favorite Places is a time when I can share with you some of the places we’ve been in our travels. This week I want to share another of our Alaska chapters. There are several ways to get to Alaska: airplane, … Continue reading

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