Next Assignment

I begin a new travel assignment on Monday and I have to say that I am very excited. I will be moving to Seattle! There will be so many things to see and do as well as new people to meet.

We are expecting our first snowfall later today- will be a light dusting- but for this kid from Alabama, I can hardly wait!

It’s also time for the Iron Bowl! I find myself homesick and wishing that I was with friends and family to watch the game as I’m sure it will be a great game. ROLL TIDE!

As I was out and about today I saw a bumper sticker on a car…I had to get a picture of it so at the next red light I made sure that I was ready with my iPhone.


Follow your bliss….this simple sentence made me smile as I realized that I have been doing exactly that.
2014 is about to come to a close and with what I have planned for the next year…Well, all I can say is…Hold on tight, fasten your seatbelt, keep your hands in the vehicle at all times because we are about to have a lot of fun!

Water or Glass



This “water fountain” is made of glass. The surface is so calm that, at times, it even resembles glass itself.
Located in downtown Tacoma, it’s the perfect place for an impromptu picnic or place to sit and “people watch”.

Glass Beach

You’re better off driving a truck as there are so many ruts and potholes along this stretch of dirt road. You pass through the industrial side of the island, an old Japanese cemetery is off to your right.
You park the truck and look around…nothing but blue skies and blue water. You can hear the rolling surf and crashing waves. Most locals won’t tell you where this hidden beach is but it’s there.
You hike down a hill and before you know it your feet are at the bottom but it’s not sand squishing between your toes…no it’s glass.
For years it was a dumping ground for old cars and metal junk. Many a couple would finish their bottle of wine and throw it as far as they could, knowing that one day the ocean would bring it back and deposit it, in pieces, along the shore.
It’s a peaceful place to lay back on your beach towel and listen to the water and if you listen close enough sometimes you can hear what sounds somewhat like wind chimes as pieces of glass get tumbled in the surf.