"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Another Day in Oaxaca October 25, 2016

When we travel we never really have a set plan.
We just wander and find interesting places and museums.
Yesterday we first explored the Stamp Museum.
Now, some of you might say "Why?"
Well- we've been to this Museum before and found
the individual special exhibitions so interesting.
Here are a few photos from our visit:
Entry courtyard where they have
complimentary coffee.

The museum is comprised of many small
buildings connected by lovely little gardens.


A sculpted hand chair covered with stamps!


One room had an exhibit of one artists
children's book illustrations. They were such
amazing works of art that I had to find a bookstore
so I could find one of his books to buy!
His name is Mauricio Gomez Morin  

Cathedral near our B and B

Not exactly Pacific Northwest cervesa-
but refreshing.

The visiting pigeon really wanted our peanuts...
we did not share.

This mornings breakfast fruit plate!
All our breakfasts have been delicious!  

Monday, October 24, 2016

Our Amazing Day in Oaxaca October 24, 2016

Being in Oaxaca opens doors to
amazing visual treats.....
especially during the Day of the Dead .....
celebrations begin long before the actual day.
Peaceful courtyards...

Lead to altars such as this.

Meanwhile in the Zocolo Russell talks with
a few of the many protestors that filled the
entire Zocolo.

By evening the protestors had left and
the streets were filled with crowds of people.
We were not sure what was being celebrating
as Day of the Dead is not til next weekend.  
But everyone was having fun dancing with
the monsters and others in costumes...

or just with interesting faces...

An American playing his guitar and singing the Blues... 

Santa Domingo de Guzman church near our B and B 
Endless fireworks through the night...


This mornings breakfast!
Have a lovely day!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

It's Awww Monday! October 24, 2016

Russell and I are in Oaxaca City for a few
days before we head to the beach...
It's almost Mexico's Day of the Dead
so he posed with some rather
large Catrina's!

This little girl was waiting for her mother 
to finish selling embroidered items
table to table .  She was enjoying a snack of
fried grasshoppers - we've tried them... 
a kind of a crispy spicy and salty snack. 

A sweet cat that was too suspicious
of me to allow me too get close.
Thanks to Sandee for
Awww Monday!

Oaxaca! October 22, 2016

Hola from Oaxaca!
We love Oaxaca!
Olla Restaurant

El Secreto B and B

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wordless Wednesday October 19, 2016

Fall is most definitely here....
with stormy, rainy weather.
And we already have winter 
beginning on Mt. Shasta! 
Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Awww Monday, October 18, 2016

Two cuties seen at a Pet Rescue storefront.
While staying up in Portland I wandered
in to see all the animals needing a home.
No chance of seeing the kittens as they were all asleep.   


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Six Words and Sunday Shadows October 15-16, 2016

Remembering our fun vacation via photos!
Interior shot in Zaltbommel's Loevestein Castle.
Do check out Six Words and Sunday Shadows....
and have a lovely weekend! 

Friday, October 14, 2016

Feline Friday October 14,2016

Lulu the Farm cat....
This photo was taken by Cecilia of
I love her blog and never miss a days post!
Thanks Steve for Feline Friday!