Travel

Old Door in Rome, Travel Photography

 

This is a beautiful old door I passed on a dream trip to Rome (2006) that I never thought would ever happen. Each region and city of Italy that I visited was beautiful in its own way. My trip to Rome though was extra special. This is where I was able to add on days at the beginning of my trip (before actually joining the tour). This gave me extra time to explore more in-depth this wonderful city and to make sure to see the sites that I absolutely did not want to miss.

It was here that I learned what ‘Rome was not made in a day’ really means. Whether you are hitting the tourist hot spots such as the Pantheon, Coliseum, or just enjoying a cup of cappuccino, so much of ancient history is still very visible almost everywhere you look. I could not believe that not only could I see the road where Caeser’s chariots drove, but that they were not roped off and I could actually stand where ancient rulers had.

While there I was treated to great music everywhere on the streets, in restaurants, and all around while I also learned how to properly drink and enjoy wine, which is a big deal for someone who doesn’t really drink much at all. So my appreciation of good wine starts here and I still think of Italy with each glass of white wine especially. If you ever get to visit Rome, don’t forget to toss a coin in the baroque Trevi Fountain, so as legend has it, you will hopefully get to visit the eternal city of Rome again.  ~

Thank you for visiting. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons. (c)2021

 

Road Trip

Photography, Road Trip

Who rode oer’ this bridge many, many years ago?

Did they hear the birds twittering in the eaves?

Maybe their story is still waiting to be told. ~

Thank you for visiting. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons. (c) 2021

Travel – Grand Canyon

Travel Grand Canyon, North Rim Grand Canyon Arizona USA

Like most people, I have been very limited in traveling these days. However, I am looking through  photos of my past travel journeys with gratitude for all the beautiful sites that I have been privileged to enjoy. This is a view from the North rim of the Grand Canyon near Cape Royal on a trip taken in 2014.

My husband has traveled there many times and has even hiked across the entire canyon multiple times. I am a light hiker, but have done some along the Kaibab trail on the North rim, which is our favorite side. There are so many majestic views there that one trip really does not do it justice. This is truly one of the places on earth where you stand and realize how truly insignificant a person can be in the universe. It is incredible in imagining all the changes and years that it has taken to carve out such grandeur. The North rim usually closes to the public in early to mid October as they get ready for their winter season including much snowfall. The South rim is generally open year round, but you need to check the National Park website for the most current updates, especially these days. Any overnight hiking at the Grand Canyon involves applying for a permit from the park.

I always learn so much from the park rangers when we visit. The Grand Canyon is a true National Treasure.

 

Thank you for visiting today. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons. (c)2021

 

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