Posts Tagged "Portland"

A Serendipitous Moment: Frankfurt Germany Chef

»Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Family Treasures, Travel Treasures | 2 comments

A Serendipitous Moment: Frankfurt Germany Chef

The worst part about going on a wonderful and memorable trip is preparing to come home. I like to spend the last night before we fly out in a nice, simple, clean hotel as close to the airport as possible. This makes it easy to get up in the morning and prepare to leave. I always utilize reviews on travel sites such as TripAdvisor when selecting overnight accommodations. My mom and I took my daughter (age 20) and my niece (age 27) on a self-guided and intimate tour through Germany and Austria. It was a legacy trip… an opportunity for my mother to share with her granddaughters some of her favorite European places. At the end of two weeks, the girls had to get back to their jobs and life, but we planned to spend an extra week touring some northern Germany locations...

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It’s a Five Star Day: Episode One / From Portland, Oregon to Phoenix, Arizona

»Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Blog, Travel Treasures | 2 comments

It’s a Five Star Day: Episode One / From Portland, Oregon to Phoenix, Arizona

The title of my blog today is “It’s a Five Star Day”. I will periodically be writing about various experiences related to all three of my life themes as I happen to be blessed with a “five star day”. All this really means is that this was one of those days where everything falls into place in a unique and remarkable way. Sometimes they are big things…sometime small. Sometimes we have “five star days” but we’re so busy rushing around here and there that we don’t even recognize it. So with these little stories of unexpected blessings, I hope you will start to look for your own “five star days”. My first documented five star day happened just a few weeks ago. I had decided back around Christmas that instead of buying my parents an obligatory trinket that they didn’t...

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