Even Castles Need Soul

Albuquerque, New Mexico has a Castle on the fringes of downtown. It’s not old. Not even close. Built in 2011 by a fascinating woman, Gertrude Zachary; an inspirational antiques and turquoise jewelry dealer. Gertrude was inspired by the grand estates of Paris. She created the Castle as her Home and to showcase her extensive collection […]

Trying On China.

China. We Tried it On. I’m Glad We Did. Strikingly Beautiful. Fascinating. Steeped in History. But Difficult, if You’re Not Ready. Our limited Mandarin was Not Enough to Breeze through China. Hello. Good Bye. Thank you. And Wo Ai Ni…I Love You. That was it. We couldn’t converse with the people we met. This is […]

China Day 2 – The Great Wall.

Today, Miss Doodle’s Wish Comes True. A Wish to Dance on the Great Wall of China. But It Is So Much More. It’s a Wish for Sisters to experience their Birthplace, China. To Be with Chinese People. To Learn Chinese Culture. To Experience Chinese Food. To Speak Chinese. To Hear Chinese. To Live for a […]

Sometimes You Just Need to Buy a Castle

I am House Obsessed.  Forever and Always. As a Kid I Built Houses Out of Anything Large Enough for Me to Fit Inside. Houses Constructed from Major Appliance Boxes were Jewels.  Fallen Tree Limbs Worked Too.   I Would Spend Hours Designing and Building and Decorating the Space. At Lunchtime, Eating in My Special House […]

Carry Me Away…Far, Far Away

Magic at Home.  In My Own Backyard. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  An Uplifting Event. 🙂   October 6 – 14, 2018. When Albuquerque is at its Loveliest. Cold Mornings.  No Wind.  The Day Warms with the Sun. The Bluest Blue Skies. Please Join Me.  Hold On Tight! The Fiesta Begins Early, Early Morning.  Way […]