Month: September 2017

Synopsis of 2016-2017 in Pictures

As we prepare to take off again, I thought having a synopsis in pictures of our last year of travels would be fun to look back on. I haven’t edited any of these–as there’s just too many and with preparing to leave next week, I haven’t the time to do it. So–here are some candid shots of where we’ve been–a lot of these are posed shots–and there are a few candid shots. I hope you enjoy looking through them as much as I have :).

2016 – 2017 Scenic Favorites

One of my goals this summer was to finally organize all of our photos in Lightroom. As I’ve gone through them, there are some that stick out to me as some of my absolute favorites from our trip this last year. Honestly, I don’t know the first thing about what makes a picture good or bad, I just know what I like. That being said, I thought I’d share them in no particular order.  So, enjoy them—or not :).

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Pulling away on the ferry during sunset from the Amalfi Coast photo credit goes to my husband.


Home near the Basilica di Santa Croce in Florence

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The Eiffel Tower lit up at night in Paris

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Looking out onto the the London Tower Bridge, from the Tower of London

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A cannon at the Tower of London

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Watching the birds flying over a pond at a park in Dublin

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The tide coming in in Paphos

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A priest talking on his cell phone at Agia Paraskevi, Paphos

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A poppy held up to the Mediterranean in Paphos

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A house in the walled city of Dubrovnik

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Looking across the the water at the walled city of Dubrovnik

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Looking out onto the Adriatic Sea

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A sea-saw in a park outside the walls of the walled city of Dubrovnik

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Looking out onto the waters in Palma Mallorca, Spain

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Coral Bay, Cyprus

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London Tower Bridge

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A canal in Amsterdam

20 Days

I just got an email today from Norwegian Air reminding me of my upcoming flight to Stockholm in 20 days. Wow! While I’m looking forward to getting back to our ever-moving way of life, I’m reminded of all the things I have yet to do that are on my to-do list before we head out.

I’ve been busy loading up our Amazon cart with things like a new carry on size suitcase and toothbrush covers and a few other things that lasted through our last year of travel, but need to be replaced. 

I’ve been to the DMV 3 times, trying to register our truck and I’m hoping that Tuesday when I go it will be the last time. Registering an out of state vehicle is not easy! Maybe 4th times the charm?!?

Even though I’ve gotten a lot done these last few weeks to prepare, it’s hard to not get discouraged at the mound of items on my list that have yet to get done. Little by little I’m checking its off that list, although more items are being added at a faster rate than being crossed off 😳. So, I’m moving forward, one small step at a time, accomplishing one task at a time, sometimes procrastinating, trusting that it will all get done before we do get on that plane. 20 days and counting!