Portland, Oregon

Returning from the windy coast, we spent several days hanging out in Portland during a heat wave. Max, Simon and their moms live in a tidy little house in southeast Portland. The neighborhood features gorgeous flowers that brightened up our morning dog walks. Ah, to gardening in a climate with rain! We made the ritual … Read more

Oregon Coast

I spent a lovely week with best buddies in Portland, Oregon in late June. Meet my hosts, Simon and Max. For our first three days, Simon and Spencey, one of Simon’s moms, ventured out to a little hamlet called Pacific City on the Oregon coast. We stayed in a cute, old fashioned little bungalow perched … Read more


The final post from our trip to Sicily! Wednesday was our last day on the ground and we spent it traipsing around central Rome. Our first order of business was to learn whether we’d be able to fly home the following day. The U.S, was still requiring a negative Covid test, taken one day before, … Read more