Category Archives: Travel Tales

People I’ve met while traveling. Things I’ve learned while traveling.

“Look at the Dolphins!”

I set out for a brisk walk along the beach this morning with lots of missions to complete – get some much needed exercise, feel the sand between my toes, enjoy the sound of the waves, watch for sea life, … Continue reading

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My husband just won the 2015 World Handball Championship in his division – men aged 65 and older. He was not favored to win, ranked somewhere in the middle of 22 participants from Canada, Ireland, Japan and the United States, … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Mud

On visiting Anchorage, Alaska for the first time, I consulted a map to select a direction to explore. A tiny town called Hope caught my eye, partly because Hope is my maiden name, but also because the map showed it … Continue reading

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The Palm and the Banyan

I was talking to the ladies in my Bible Study about the vacation my husband and I were taking to Hawaii to visit his son. I told them I was struggling with whether or not I should take my laptop with … Continue reading

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I’m a Handball Wife

Early this winter – cold, drenched and ready for sunshine – I suggested we plan a tropical vacation. Ed must have missed the “tropical” and “vacation” part of my conversation, because he started enthusiastically listing all the upcoming handball travel … Continue reading

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Honky Tonk and Worship

My husband loves to play competitive handball – it’s like racquetball without the racket. We have traveled to many obscure destinations so he can participate in a tournament. Several years ago we attended a tournament in Chattanooga, TN, not too … Continue reading

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