• Vacation

    A Warm Respite

    Last week TJ and I were lucky enough to go head down to Florida to stay with my MIL, who has rented a condo for the month of January. B lives in Ontario, and as anyone from there knows, Ontario in January is usually pretty rough. So it is not uncommon for retired folks in the area to head to Florida for the winter (they are affectionately called Snowbirds). I was very happy to become a snowbird and head down for a week of sun and time spent with T and B. While we were waiting for our flight, and during the flight itself, I got started on a new…

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    Germany, bitte

    And a bit of France. TJ and I had the opportunity to go to Germany (and one night in France) for a week in October for a much appreciated vacation. I thought I would share a couple of photos of some of the places we were lucky enough to see. There are a couple of pages there, in case you want to see them all. We had an amazing time, and we both really want to go back some time. I think our favourite part was definitely the Alps, but we didn’t spend very much time there, so a longer trip is definitely on the wish list. And would you…

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    The Windy City

    Last weekend I met TJ is Chicago for a bit of a break. TJ spends lots of time there for work, but he is not near downtown. We have both been there before, but we thought we should really check out the downtown area more. So we got a hotel right downtown and didn’t rent a car. Just our feet and the “El” for us. We started the weekend at The Bean (properly known as “Cloud Gate”) were I snapped tons of pictures on our cloudy morning. (As always, click to embiggen) We then spent a lot of the weekend checking out the incredible architecture in Chicago. If you are…