Vacation

Road Trip through Nevada

I went on a road trip on Memorial Day weekend through some of the old towns of Nevada. These are some of the stops we made and had fun.

Clown Motel
The Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nevada is definitely a place to stop and see when passing through here.
Clown Motel
The doors have painted clowns on them, some are faded from the sun.
Clown Motel lobby
This is the lobby, there is a massive collection of clowns and did I mention there is a creepy little cemetery right next door?
Mizpah Hotel Guest Book
This is the guestbook at the haunted Mizpah Hotel in Toponah, Nevada. This is about a 5-minute walk from the Clown Motel.
International Car Forest of the Last Church
This is an interesting place, it’s called the “International Car Forest of the Last Church” in the town of Goldfield, Nevada.
International Car Forest of the Last Church
Over 40 automobiles including cars, trucks, and vans have been balanced delicately on their ends or stacked on top one of another, looking like a group of toys some giant child left lying around. Each of the junked cars has been uniquely painted with designs varying from skulls to caricatures of politicians.
The Goldfield Cemetery was established in 1905 in Goldfield, Nevada.

Happy New Year

The year went by so fast. I had a wonderful year, many opportunities to write and create. Exactly one week ago I was up in the mountain enjoying the snowfall and today I am sitting on the beach enjoying my 2017 New Year’s intention tea. I welcome the new year, full of things that have never been. Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year ahead!

My 2017 Intention tea on the beach.
Gorgeous photo of the Huntington Beach ocean, taken from the top of the pier.

 

Happy Holidays

The holidays are upon us and I for one am more than happy to welcome the blessings of the new year. I had a wonderful time in Lake Arrowhead for Christmas. It snowed and we had a white Christmas just like in the movies.

View of the snow from the balcony.
The view from our cabin’s balcony.
A snowman that I made.
There was so much snow, we made a snowman.
s'mores
The weather was perfect for making s’mores.
The view of the snow covered mountain from the balcony.
A panorama view of the snow covered mountain from the balcony.

European Vacation Day 22 Paris, France

Our last day of vacation! We spent it visiting the grave of Jim Morrison, the Sacred Heart of Jesus Basillica, and bought little souveneers before getting on the plane.

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The beautiful Père Lachaise Cemetery, in Paris where Jim Morrison is burried. It is beautiful.
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This is me kissing the grave goodbye.
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The kiss with pink lipstick on the grave.
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The Sacred Heart of Jesus Basillica.
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The alter of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Basillica.

European Vacation Day 21 Paris, France

Today we departed Rome and returned to Paris for one more day & night of sightseeing before we return home tomorrow night. We checked into our hotel and walked around the surrounding area and then went to sleep.

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Goodbye Rome, I had a wonderful time here and I will miss you. Someday I will return to spend more time getting to know you better.
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We walked up to see the Moulin Rouge which was about 5 minutes away from our hotel room.
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The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is three blocks up, we will visit this church tomorrow.

 

European Vacation Day 19 Rome, Italy

Today we checked in to a new hotel in Rome. we visited the Vatican and saw the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Impressive!

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My ticket for the Vatican Museum.
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The holy grail of my trip…the ONE AND ONLY Sistine Chapel by Michaelangelo.
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The alter of the Sistine Chapel.
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The Vatican.
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St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.
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Michaelangelo’s Pieta inside St. Peter’s Basilica.

European Vacation Day 18 Florence, Italy

Today we visited the Mvseo di Palazzo Vecchio and Michaelangelo’s Plaza. We even encountered a real Italian Madonnari!

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The statue of David outside the Mvseo di Palazzo Vecchio.
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Mvseo di Palazzo Vecchio.
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Mvseo di Palazzo Vecchio.
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Mvseo di Palazzo Vecchio.
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Mvseo di Palazzo Vecchio.
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A real madonnari in Florence, Italy.