Travels in Europe: Cinque Terre

After two days of travel, three days in Paris and four days in Barcelona, we were ready to kick back and relax.

We were ready for Italy!

Our time in Italy was spent in the villages of Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site along the coast of the Mediterranean.

It was beautiful.

And relaxing.

And such a lovely break from the hustle and bustle of the big cities we had come from.

We spent our time hiking the trails between the villages…

The view of our village, Corniglia, from one of the hiking trails

The view of our village, Corniglia, from one of the hiking trails

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Travels in Europe: Barthelona

After visiting and loving Paris, we boarded a plane for a quick jump south to Barcelona.

Which is actually pronounced Barthelona…kind of.

It’s actually a combination of the of Barcelona, Bartalona and Barthalona.

Needless to say, I pretty much just sounded like I couldn’t speak most of the time:P

Our Barcelona portion of the trip was meant to be a little more relaxed than our time in Paris, but it ended up feeling just as jam-packed:)

We visited La Sagrada Familia and Mont Juic on day one.


Construction isn’t done yet, even though work began in the 1880s

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An Oregon Picture Post

I know that I’ve been taking far too long to finish our Oregon vacation write-up.

After covering four days in the first post, I felt pretty good about my progress.

But then, in the next post, I only covered two days.

Mr. Torres lets me know when I’m being a bit wordy…

Both on this blog and in real life:P

Don’t get me wrong, Mr. Torres is a great listener, but what can I say, sometimes I’m a talker:)

Anyway, for the third and final post, I give you…

A picture post!


The International Rose Test Garden…beautiful and free!


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