Tuesday Tidbits #175 Glad to be Back!


It’s been a while… I may have forgotten how to post! Good news though… I didn’t forget about any of YOU! To all my subscribing friends… thanks so much for hanging in there! I sure do appreciate YOU! To my Blogging Friends… I will be stopping by to say hello on your blogs very soon!

The April 25th Bridge in Lisbon Portugal.

Our Intermission

Our intermission was somewhat restful and exciting. As a matter of fact… we were on a 3 week TransAtlantic Cruise to Europe. Believe it or not… we sailed under that beautiful Bridge above. It sure looks like The Golden Gate Bridge, doesn’t it? It’s not. It is however… a replica of the Golden Gate Bridge. This Bridge is in Lisbon, Portugal. After our ship sailed under this bridge… we docked in Lisbon for the day.

I was flying! Well, not really but it felt like it!
Weymouth, England Harbor.
Blarney Castle in Blarney, Ireland. And yes, I kissed the Blarney Stone.

I would be here all day if I shared with you every single “favorite” picture from our trip. That’s not fair to either of us. So… I’ll share some with you here, there and everywhere during the next few months. It puts me in a great position if I get writer’s block. There is no excuse for me to have Writer’s Block!

A Robin from Weymouth, England.
Bay of Biscay off the coast of Spain.

You Were Missed

I missed Easter and Mother’s Day with all of you. I hope your family activities were incredible. We enjoyed a lovely Easter meal on the ship. Mother’s Day was nice for me as I heard from the kids during all the packing of suitcases for our return to the States.

The Scott Monument in Edinburgh, Scotland. Sir Walter Scott was a Lawyer but became famous as he was a poet and the author of the Waverley Novels.

Our Cruise

The overall cruise was fabulous! We went to several countries and enjoyed each and every one of them! I can’t wait to share more of each country with you… they were all a delight. Getting a change of scenery did us good. And we had “no news” for 3 weeks… that was another added bonus.

We underwent some Covid tests during the entire cruise as they wanted to make sure it was under control. Masks were worn unless dining. Thankfully, we did not have Covid. Those who did were quarantined to a special deck for several days. We felt badly for them.

A mural made by Picasso in Guernika, Spain.
Enjoying Irish music in an Irish’s Pub in Cobh, Ireland.

We enjoyed restfulness… We enjoyed each other… We read… I worked on my art journal and continue to do so… but best of all we experienced Travel again. It was wonderful to explore and discover the unknown. I am happy to say that each country was extremely happy to see us. Almost every port had Welcoming Greeters. They not only missed the tourism dollars but they were happy to feel normal again.

Entrance to Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland.
A cobblestone street in Bermeo, Spain.

Home Sweet Home

No matter how wonderful a vacation is… it’s always good to get home.

We loved seeing our mountains come into view!
Our garden was still blooming!
How happy was I to see our Basil doing so well!
I squealed when I saw the saguaros in bloom!
Saguaro Blooms!

Even better were the Mother’s Day gifts that arrived the day after we got home!

The bouquet and the lighted cloche of yellow daisies were lovely Mother’s Day gifts!

Back to Blogging

I am feeling refreshed and I am ready to share with you once again. Thank you for not giving up on me. I so appreciate your continued support and lovely comments. I am also grateful for all of YOU sharing the bits and pieces of your own lives here in BlogLand. I’ll be checking in on you very soon.

Wishing all of you a lovely week ahead!

Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!

A few of the Crater Lakes from the Azores.
One of our formal nights!