East Molesey, England

On the top of Hampton Court Palace there are lots of chimneys.  Back in 1515 each room had to have a fireplace to keep the occupants warm, thus tons of chimneys.  I love the design of these chimneys!

Camera used:  iPhone

Hampton Court

East Molesey, England

I have been to Hampton Court before, I love it’s gardens, but this winter day it was too cold to wander the gardens.  So, this time I went inside and it was very interesting!  Hampton Court is picturesque as it sits along the River Thames and it’s construction began in 1515 for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, one of King Henry VIII’s favorites.  In 1529 when Wolsey fell from favor, King Henry VIII seized the palace for himself and later enlarged it.

Camera used:  iPhone

Clock and Crosses

Esher, England

Christ Church Esher is very typical of the churches one sees in England.  A clock on the main steeple & different crosses on the tops, beautiful as they reach to the sky.

Camera used:  iPhone

Brick Wall

Esher, England

I love the brick wall, wrought iron gate, everything in this photo.  What would you call the things on the top on each side of the drive?

Camera used:  iPhone

Christ Church Esher

Esher, England

Church yards can be amazing, particularly in Europe where their cemeteries are located in the yard of the church.  I loved walking around this church yard, looking at some of the interesting grave stones.

Camera used:  iPhone

Hanapepe Swinging Bridge

Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawai’i

When we were on Kauai last year, my sister and her husband found this awesome, quaint swinging bridge in Hanapepe.  It is a foot bridge that crosses over the Hanapepe River and links the old town of Hanapepe to the Hanapepe Valley.  It was originally built in the 1900’s as the only way for locals to cross the river.  In 1992, it was badly damaged by Hurricane Iniki and has since been restored and reinforced. It is used today by farmers and locals who need to cross the river, as well as, curious tourists.

Camera used:  GoPro HERO5 Black

Red Bridge


Snake River, Wyoming

As we drove thru Wyoming we saw this pretty, fun, Red Bridge that appeared out of nowhere.  It really stands out with the greenery around it.

Photo taken with my Canon 50D camera.


img_0720-60Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii

We went to Kauai’s Shrimp Truck and after a yummy lunch, I found this spot in front of the church was a perfect place to put my feet up and RELAX!

Old North Church

img_0388-60Boston, Massachusetts

It was in this tower of the Old North Church that the signal was sent out, “one if by land, and two if by sea”, one lantern or two would tell how the British were coming from Boston. At midnight on April 18, 1775, the ride of Paul Revere began, as he warned the citizens that the British were coming. This preceded the Battles of Lexington and Concord during the American Revolution.

Camera used:  Canon 50D


Old North Bridge

uma9c-0916-img_5987-80Concord, Massachusetts

Here, on this replica of the Old North Bridge, April 19, 1775, the Revolutionary War began with the ‘Shot Heard Round The World’.  In 2016 we walked across this bridge and felt the reverence of this area that Ralph Waldo Emerson so eloquently put on paper;

‘By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.’


My Kinda Gate

IMG_5319Kona, Hawaii, Hawaii

We took a drive around Kona and came across this beautiful gate, well this is my kinda gate!

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s

Polynesian Cultural Center


Laie, Oahu, Hawaii

Whenever we go to Oahu we always go to the PCC (Polynesian Cultural Center) if nothing else to support them for the great work they do! They not only share their cultures with us, they give scholarships to the students at Brigham Young University Hawaii, allowing them to work at the PCC and earn money for their education. What a great thing! Now, I haven’t even mentioned the shows, the delicious food and of course, the fantastic night show! We had a grand time!

Photo taken with a Canon 50D

Grand Stairway


Honolulu, Hawaii

The Iolani Palace is very impressive with it’s tall ceilings and large rooms. Here is where Hawaiian Royalty lived, the Kings and Queens of the past.

The entryway with it’s grand stairway was a perfect place to put my feet up and relax! And yes, even my flipflops had to be covered! ☺️

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s

Iolani Palace


Honolulu, Hawaii

In all the years that we have come here to Hawaii, we have never gone to the royal palace, so, we decided it was time to go.

It is a beautiful building that shows the grace and charm of the Hawaiian people.

I was amazed that for the 1800’s it was so modern. The Iolani Palace had electric lights before the White House and before Buckingham Palace, to me that is AMAZING! Way out here on the Hawaiian Islands they had electricity that early. The lights turned on for the first time at the Iolani Palace on July 21, 1886, wow! GO HAWAII!

Note: The flag is have mast because of the tragedy in Dallas, Texas last week!

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s

The Great Belt Bridge



As we cruised along from Germany to Norway we went under The Great Belt Bridge.  Of course, I had to put my feet up and RELAX!

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s

The Great Belt Bridge



This bridge connects two of the larger islands in Denmark, which is made up of ever 400 islands. We went under this bridge in our ferry journey to Norway. We crossed a similar bridge (longer one) from Sweden to Denmark more than 2 months ago!

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s

Bridge to the Peninsula


Niederkassel, Germany

Here is the walking bridge that takes you over to the peninsula where we walked thru the forest to the River Rhine.  Though this water is apart of the Rhine, the big part of the river, that has river boats on it, is on the other side.  We passed beautiful flowers, swans, other people & had a wonderful time walking thru the forest and along the Rhine!

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s



Scy-Chazelles, France

It was in this church where Robert Schuman visited daily in the last few years of his life.  He was a very religious man who wanted peace and love between nations!

Photo taken with a Canon 50D

The Home of Robert Schuman


Scy-Chazelles, France

The home of Robert Schuman is very modest and shows what a humble man he was!  Thanks to Marlies & Helmut Werner for bringing us here!  This photo was taken from his garden showing the back of his house with the steeple of the church he visited daily which is across the street from his home.

Photo taken with a Canon 50D

Robert Schuman’s Gardens


Scy-Chazelles, France

Robert Schuman was an amazing man, born in Luxembourg, he grew up to be called the ‘Father of Europe’. He spent most week-ends at his home and the last few years of his life there, during which time he attended church daily. His garden is beautiful and peaceful, so I took advantage and put my feet up and RELAXED. In this photo you can see his house thru the trees to the right and the church he attended to the left.

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s