Blogs from Richland, Washington, United States, North America


North America » United States » Washington » Richland September 7th 2016

Geo: 46.2741, -119.274It's 10:13 about to go to bed, still no word from the language school.... oh well, I'll have our host call them when we get to Italy. They can work it out in the mother tongue!A taxi will be picking us up at 4:10 AM!! so off to bed, hope I've packed everything.... "See" you when we get there!Ciao,Wendy... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Richland September 5th 2016

Geo: 46.2741, -119.274Well, we're trying to get ready for our Northern Italy Adventure, haven't had a day yet in more than a week to just commit to this process but I guess that's life, right? So we'll keep running until we get on the plane and ready or not we'll be on our way! An interesting situation that I've had to work my controlling self through is the fact that I still do not have a place to stay when I go to language school. At least not as far as I've been told, communication (a bit of a conundrum here...) has been woefully lacking. I have been emailing the school and they have not been emailing me... still owe the final 80%, no address of a place to go to when I arrive. Called last ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Richland October 7th 2015

Geo: 46.3282, -119.322Well, my countdown clock says I have 1 day and 4 hours until my trip, actually have a few more hours than that but not too many... Will be leaving this Friday at 7ish am. Am getting ready, still lots to do, but thought I'd practice how to blog and reacquaint myself with how to manage the entries, etc... I have to relearn everything when I don't do something consistently, which reminds me of Language School! That will be my song and dance, best of intentions to study Italian but life gets in the way so I will be back in kindergarten no doubt but I will still enjoy learning the same things over again! After 50 isn't everything new again? Off to continue my packing. See you all later!Wendy... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Richland April 1st 2014

Geo: 46.3282, -119.322Hi, just setting up our Panamania Blog! Less than 48 hours to take off on our newest adventure, looking forward to going with family that are also friends!... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Richland October 22nd 2013

Geo: 46.2741, -119.274I jotted down some thoughts on traveling solo:Traveling Solo:* is o.k...* but, it's nice to have someone to share your experiences with* you only have yourself to please* it can be boring at times* restaurants with people outside inviting people in ignore someone on their own ;-)* there is no one to watch your baggage for you* you talk to people & make friends you wouldn't otherwise make* can be more open to new experiences* it's definitely not something to be afraid of* probably won't be my first choice of travel in the future* you need to be o.k. with silence* wifi access is invaluable, it would be really boring with no access to email, internet, staying in touch* it's easier to get a seat upgrade when soloRandom Observations:* tons of smoking!!* lots of ... read more
A different view of my room
Intarsia, inlaid wood artist, last in family

North America » United States » Washington » Richland October 4th 2013

Geo: 46.2741, -119.274We'll, I got up at 3:45 AM! We left the house about 4:40 ish, security wasn't too sure about my carry on so put it through the X-ray after opening it, still didn't like it so took most of the stuff out and put it through again, glad everything was in those packing cubes.... Anyway, we all got on the plane and sat for 45 minutes? Already forgetting... We deplaned because snow inDenver grounded all incoming and outgoing flights, got back into the airport and 15 minutes later were reboarding, they had to go through the whole spiel again, interesting. So many people missed their connections it was rather sad and very stressful for them. We landed and I had 15 minutes to literally sprint across the airport down the escalators, caught the train ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Richland September 19th 2011

Finally back in the blogosphere. Hopefully this time I'll be able to keep an active updating schedule, but I guess we'll see how things go. It's not I'll be swamped with work and stuff this year; I'll only be working 12 hours a week. Here's the story: Last October I started applying for an internship that would get me position as an assistant English teacher in France. After countless hours of putting together a portfolio-like application for the French government, I finally turned everything in on New Year's Eve and waited the next four months to hear back. I ended up getting the job, and waited another three months to get my assignment. I was placed in Annonay, a couple hours south and west from Lyon or Grenoble, respectively. When I applied, I requested to teach ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Richland July 2nd 2011

Geo: 46.2741, -119.274Got up at 7:15, went down to breakfast by myself as Joseph was still getting ready. Breakfast is a continental one, bread, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, butter and their delicious homemade apple jelly. I was in the dining room at 8 and the only other visitor staying was there. She was French so I watched what she did so I would know what to do! the big bowls provided were for the hot drinks, WOW, had only read about drinking from bowls in books, no mugs provided here. So fun, now I get to try it. First I had a big bowl of tea, which I love... then I tried the hot chocolate since the sister had nicely provided warm milk for it since we had said we would like that the night before. ... read more
Bayeux Festival Participants
Lunch time- private dining, nice!
Yummy! Chocolate Mousse, Cheese, Bread...

North America » United States » Washington » Richland June 20th 2011

Geo: 46.3282, -119.322It's proving harder this time to get ready to go, still not packed and it's 5 am the day before we leave... getting ready to not be available for the renting out of the cabin has been much more effort than I had anticipated since this is the busy season. Glad Jim is able to take care of it and will now try to stop thinking about it! On to packing and making a last minute trip to the store, not sure what all I need but no doubt that will be in my future today along with a hair cut, though I could do without that but have decided that it needs a trim so squeezed it in after a last minute call to the gal that does my hair (she is always ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Richland March 23rd 2011

Geo: 46.3282, -119.3229:31 pm and we are all packed (I think so...) I will be getting up at 3 am (the boys at 3:30), driving to a friends house by 4:10, they are making us breakfast burritos to eat at 4:30 AM !!! that's friendship ;-) then we'll be off to the airport at 5 to meet up with my parents. We are then whisked off in the seat of luxury (courtesy of sardine class) to Denver, CO -> Charlotte, NC -> then Roma.So off to bed.... hopefully we'll talk in a couple of days!Wendy... read more

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