National Donut Day

“This is my favorite part!” The guy behind the counter places three marshmallows on the preparation table and lights up a blow torch.  Like a barista at a hipster coffee shop, he toasts the marshmallows with a kind of pride in his craft. They slowly start expanding, and every so often catch a small flame. … Continue reading National Donut Day

Fossils

“This one is a big shell!” The youngest is taking his mid-day nap in the camper. The weather outside finally broke from the cold rain we’ve had all week. Blue skies with a warm sun shining through the paintbrush stroke clouds.  We’re outside finding things to do and suddenly there’s an impromptu scavenger hunt for … Continue reading Fossils

Vintage camper

I fell in love with vintage campers this week.  This 1960s Shasta camper (or possibly a 2015 re-issue) was parked near the entrance of our campground. Every time I passed it I just stared at it. Little vintage campers like this have so much more character than the modern ones today. Everything from the shape … Continue reading Vintage camper

Lucy

The kids are playing in the yard. There’s a thud thud thud sound as they jump on the cover of the sandbox shaped like a boat. Lots of laughter.  The low sun at the end of a spring day paints beautiful, long shadows across the lawn. It’s warm on our skin, but gets chilly when the … Continue reading Lucy

Flowers

“Mommy! Look how beautiful these are!” We’re at a local greenhouse searching for flowers to plant on Earth Day. There are rows of beautiful, fragrant flowers. You can hear the light pitter-patter of the morning rain on the plastic roof.  Our daughter asks to pull the wagon that’s starting to fill up with flowers.  I … Continue reading Flowers

Cancelled flight

“7:10 AM tomorrow, Barcelona time, is the earliest flight to Philadelphia I see.” “There’s nothing today? Not even to New York? I’m totally cool with flying to New York and driving home if it gets me home today.” I’m on the phone with American Airlines. My flight home from Barcelona was cancelled due to weather … Continue reading Cancelled flight