Cheers

ImageWell my first night in Chicago could not have gone any better. I got to enjoy some good beer and make some new friends at Mother Hubbards.

After that was an amazing dinner downtown(see above) on the patio under the cover as rain came pouring down. The lighting put on quite a show. It was the type of scene I would love to capture in my writing.

Today’s adventure will include the Navy Pier.

Happy Friday Everyone!

 

Adventure

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I bet you can guess where my next adventure is going to take place.

Go on, Guess, you know you want to……

I will be spending a long weekend in Chicago.

I will keep updating while I am away but it is going to have a different feel to it because why not?

I look forward to sharing the fun with you.

Happy Thursday!

Foreign Friday Inspiration

Amsterdam

It has been raining here in Colorado for what seems like forever. I have never seen anything like this and I am sure I never will again, watching the news has proven to be quite the distraction.

I needed to get back on track, this picture of Amsterdam was perfect for that. I am hoping to go to Europe next year to travel, photograph and most important write. I don’t need to waste another moment not improving myself.

What is driving you to improve?

Happy Friday!

 

Friday in the Springs

GlenwoodSpringCoThis glorious slice of paradise in the hot springs pool in Glenwood Springs Colorado. It has been a long and hard week for me, perhaps it has been the same out there for some of my followers; why don’t we all escape together?

Let’s take a minute, let all of the tension drain from your body. You walk out from the locker room and feel the 32 degree mountain air take over your body. There is a hint of sulfur coming from the natural springs. The water is warm, so incredibly warm, 104 degrees of unadulterated bliss. Floating on your back you are able to see thousands and thousands of stars crisply, clearly, without the impediment of city lights. Serenity.

The great thing about writers is that we are able to escape so easily. 😉

Happy Friday Everyone!

At Night It Calls To Me

MardiGras

It takes a single moment; the blast of the accordion, the bass booming, the trumpet leading the trio. 

I am transported to another place, another era, another realm.

The weather is hot, the air is sticky, jazz music is escaping onto the streets from every direction.

Sounds, Scents, Laughter; all linger in the air.

History flirts with Tragedy who seeks Revelry.

Bourbon St, Canal St, Decatur St.

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Deep in the French Quarter my unknowingly lost soul will be found.

 

 

*The City of New Orleans will always hold a special place in my heart; I recommend listening to Buckwheat Zydeco “Marie, Marie” to feel the writing above, it encompasses it fully.

The Perfect Escape

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The end of the year is always full of obligations; people are busy with shopping, work, family and anything else that could possibly find a way to enter the schedule. There is stress, there is fun, there is not a moment to spare. People say that all you have to do is survive the madness, before you know it the end of the year will be here and the never ending list will be completed. Not true, a new year brings new goals, new possibilities and a blank page to create what you want the year to be. To keep my peace I find solice in a mental vacation; this tent with me inside, imagine the beautiful locations you can pick from. Imagine the inspiration. Whether it be the mountains or the rainforest or even a quiet spot on the plains; it would be a chance to just be.