New Year’s Eve at the Water Palace

Last year, I celebrated New Year’s Eve in Jaipur. My family and I spent the day at historical landmarks, and danced the night into 2020.  My favorite part of the day was going to the Jal Mahal (Water Palace) . It was built as a hunting lodge for the local Raja (or king). The palace was submerged after a dam was built, and to this … Continue reading New Year’s Eve at the Water Palace

Visiting One of the Wonders of the World

Last year, my trip to North India was my last big trip before COVID travel restrictions…seems so long ago. It was freezing cold in December, but seeing the landmarks was worth it. Of the numerous landmarks, Taj Mahal was my favorite.   The Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world, and after visiting the monument I understand why.  Built in the 17th … Continue reading Visiting One of the Wonders of the World

How I Long for Poppy Field Adventures…

Lately I have been reminiscing about what I was doing this time last year.  The adventures that I was going on don’t compare to the static life I’m living now.  Last year, I was frolicking through the brightly colored poppy fields in Lake Elsinore. The area was saturated with bright orange flowers, contrasting from the green mountain they grew on, making it such a scenic … Continue reading How I Long for Poppy Field Adventures…

Happy 4th of July!

“And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof though the night that our flag was still there.” Happy 4th of July! In September of 1814, the British attached Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland.  Francis Scott Key witnessed the attack and wrote a poem describing what he saw.  It became the United States’ National anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.” The oversized American … Continue reading Happy 4th of July!

One of the largest department stores in the world!

  Around this time last year , I visited New York City. Obviously, I had to stop at the Macy’s Herald Square Store. With nine floors, it is one of the largest department stores in the world! I went up the wooden escalators and found not only clothes, makeup, and kitchenware, but also FOOD. I stopped at Godiva on the sixth floor for some ice … Continue reading One of the largest department stores in the world!