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Monday, March 17, 2008

Desert Aire Dream

It was a warm summer's night at the Desert Aire Motel. It was anything but quiet, for this three year old night owl. I was so mad. They had left without me again, this time probably for hot chocolate, because I had heard Poppy say something about that, as he held the door for Mommy. I listened to... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Europe on a $1 a Day

All I needed was my Eurail Pass and my guide book! Traveling in Europe in the 70's was a breeze. I was 21, a cute blonde and albe to make friends and connections wherever I went! Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

que Falo, que Fala? Carnavale!

Smiling music, latin rhythum, bounding, hopping, strumming, steaming, sounding, resounding~ sexy cadence, dancing, swirling, swinging, bouncing, synchronizing...Trupmets blaring, bongos, ebony plinking, saxophones singing, syncopation, crowd cheering, applause! Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Hitch Hiker:

Our classmate's '61 Falcon rattled and squeeked it's way down Topanga Canyon toward the ocean. The afternoon sun had passed overhead and it cast a shadow on the narrow highway. We passed a busload of flower children at Topanga Junction and just around the corner saw a lone hitch hiker with his thumb... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Across Africa

We flew over the Sahara, the Congo (it's muddy river is endless and the jungle one big canopy). The most interesting thing was the panoramic view of the clouds. WOW! The Thermal equator is about a hundred miles nothe of the geographical one. It's where ALL tha storm systems ain the WHOLE world are... Sign in to see full entry.

In the Shadow of Mount Makanje

Soon we were off to another village, our last in Malawi before going into Mazambique. We'll have to stay in Blantyre to get our visas, so "hello hot showers!" I've only changed my undergarmets, this week. It's so dusty out here, it's useless to try to stay clean. Anyway, we'd look out of place,... Sign in to see full entry.

Peppermint Train Ride

My parents were clueless, as to why Ukie Dukie was upset. "Sir, maybe this delicious tasting medicine will help her calm down....it works everytime." the stewardess appealed to my Daddy. She smile and helpout a dose of what I imagined to be poison. I glared at her lipstick and thick eye liner, under... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Honey with Coffee, Tea or Me?

To inaugurate a jet-passenger service, an airline invited a number of VIP's to take the first flight. After the trip was under way, the guests were surprised to hear the pilot's voice coming over thie intercom. "Say, honey," he said, "how about bringing me a cup of coffee and lots of love?" The... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

OCEAN'S TIDE

Sunshine Play Roar my ocean, sing my joy, bounce and wave your sandy breeze; Celebrate with us, our sunshine play, Castle tides and distant days. Delicate Lilies bend to the ocean’s breeze, The silver light cast shadows on weathered trees. Below the wave’s beacon roar, Scatter stones beneath their... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 28, 2008

A Visit To Fiji"

Sugarcane Sunrise Balancing on uneven ground I took one last gaze at the lone star to the west....an ever so slight glow began to appear beyond the mountains. Blinking my eyes, I realize I can see a man walking in the darkness. There's a machete in his hand and a turban on his head...I froze. Was I... Sign in to see full entry.

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