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A to Z Challenge: Day Twenty – “T”

'T' is for Time-out. Perhaps combining increased adventures, including two trips away, with blogging tirelessly for twenty-six days, wasn’t well thought out. Top that off with continuing my Sunday Guest Posts, has given me twenty-eight straight days of...toil! Today has been scheduled as a ‘take ten’ (hours not minutes). I am sitting in front of… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: Day Twenty – “T”

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Blogging, Link Ups, Vancouver Island

A to Z Challenge: Day Nineteen – “S”

'S' is for 'Support for the Self-Hosted (and other WordPress Users).' I am stoked to attend a WordPress Meetup in my area (Cowichan Valley) later this morning. The agenda for our session is to focus on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in a concrete, hands-on manner. Today will be my second time joining this Meetup group.… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: Day Nineteen – “S”

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Link Ups, Vancouver Island

A to Z Challenge: Day Seventeen – “Q”

'Q' is for 'Quake/Emergency Kit.' Richard and I have now arrived back home from Boston. My 'adventure' today (after unpacking our bags and doing the laundry) is to organize our emergency supplies and 'grab and go kits.' Before leaving for our recent trip, Richard and I attended a lecture on 'Vancouver Island Earthquakes Past and… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: Day Seventeen – “Q”

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A to Z Challenge: Day Sixteen – “P”

'P' is for 'Packing Up.' Today we are packing up and heading home. We are leaving Boston with a pocketful of memories. Thankfully, everything fits back into our carry-ons...including purchases for our Grandchildren. I wonder if they will be able to tell where we've been? 🙂 Here are some highlights of our adventures the day… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: Day Sixteen – “P”

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A to Z Challenge: Day Fifteen – “O”

'O' is for 'Onslaught of Overwhelming Weather' and 'Once in a Lifetime Opportunities!' Weather conditions at the 2018 Boston Marathon were oppressively COLD and WET.  Temperatures reached a low of 35F (2C) and were accompanied by non-stop pelting rain plus 25 mph winds. 2,300 marathon runners received medical treatment, many due to overexposure and hypothermia.… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: Day Fifteen – “O”

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A to Z Challenge: Day Fourteen – “N”

'N' is for 'Numbers'. I had little understanding of how much I would be affected by watching a ballgame at Fenway Park. This event was on Richard's Bucket List, and I was the 'Plus One.' When we walked out of the stadium at the end of Saturday's game, I was deeply moved. The experience was… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: Day Fourteen – “N”

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A to Z Challenge: Day Thirteen – “M”

'M' is for 'Massachusetts.' I've promised to send you mini-postcards from Massachusetts. Here are some pics from our first 24 hours. We spent Thursday evening and Friday morning catching up, eating and lingering in Rena and Howard's wonderful kitchen. Friday afternoon was spent exploring Minute Man National Park.   Here we ran into a man… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: Day Thirteen – “M”

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A to Z Challenge: Day Twelve – “L”

'L' is for 'Lasting Friendships.' I previously mentioned that one of our reasons for visiting Boston was to visit our friends, Rena and Howard. I first met Rena eleven years ago when we were both administrators at The Western Academy of Beijing. On one of my first informal chats with Rena, I mentioned that a… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: Day Twelve – “L”

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A to Z Challenge: Day Eleven – “K”

'K' is for '4101 Kilometers to Travel' Today we fly 3696 kilometers from Vancouver to Montreal followed by a three-hour airport stopover. We then fly another 405 kilometers from Montreal to Boston. Trying to stretch our dollars to include as much travel as possible, we (read here "I") always choose the most economical flight possible....often… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: Day Eleven – “K”