Monday, June 12, 2017

Passion Scrapper Adventures

It's time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I'd much rather say hello. 
Hello to a new adventure.  
-Ernie Harwell -

Posting regularly has been quite a challenge, so I've decided to change things up a bit with the blog in order to at least keep family and friends somewhat up to date.  

I plan only to post photos and stories of my adventures...and they won't just be travel adventures... Adventure comes in all shapes, sizes and sometimes in the most unexpected way.

For now here are a few photos...

Unexpected tour of Mile High Stadium, Denver Colorado
The journey home can be so beautiful. Salt Spring Island to Vancouver

Figuring out how to use the subway system in St. Petersburg Russia

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

May and June Adventures

See? I told you I'd update the blog again and look! it hasn't been a year....only 5 weeks have past by and here I am updating the blog.  Mind you the 5 weeks have gone in the blink of an eye!

May and June (so far) have gone by in a flash! and we've been busy.  Work keeps us on our toes most days but in between we've had another trip to New York and lots of fun social activities built in to our life too.

Vancouver Whitecaps Soccer matches with friends

Spent 2 days with mum learning how to make Tamari Balls (so much fun!)

Was lucky enough to get this photo while on the ferry ride home from Vancouver Island

Near Science World, Norbert and I went to a function at Science World with his co-workers

An amazing dance show with Diane

Working on the Sunshine Coast at Half Moon Bay...can't beat the view!

An afternoon with Norbert at the Kingston Pub watching Soccer.
NYC again... took Norbert for his birthday and I had booked a sailing trip on a Clipper for him! it was a fantastic day!

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Met Phil and Diane in Central Park... fabulous New Yorker's! we had a great time with them.

Plaza Hotel, snacks and drinks at Todd English

Grand Central Station

Mum and dad came for a visit this past weekend
That's all for now... we're almost at the end of June and we're off to Valdes next week with Ann and Rob to relax and then I leave for Germany on July 8th.  Happy Summer!

Saturday, May 07, 2016

How Long???

So I was recently given a scolding by Uncle Uwe for not updating my blog.  Sorry...but these days blogging has managed to fall to the bottom of the list of things to do.

So in an effort to catch up I did a few collages of the past few months to get as close to up to date as possible. 

Started to Hip Hop Dance

Learning to box

Walks with friends

Building muscle

Visiting my parents

Working Retreat at Whistler

Time with our niece Erica

Kitty sitting our furry friend Fin

Finding new places to walk

Enjoying music and friends

Time with Kathy

Living the high life with Diane

Controlling two goofy brothers

Soccer match with Erica

Patio lunch with Bodo
New York City with Erica

Coeur d'Alene visiting Uwe
And that folks is just a snippet of life in photos from January til now....more to come and I will try very hard to update with more photos and stories along the way....but I have to warn's going to be a very busy time between now and September! :) so the posts might be slow in coming.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Germany Photo Collages, Round 3

Daily walks on the beach before breakfast....the North Sea was actually warm...18C
An afternoon stroll on the beach at Hörnum
Lovely tea and cake in Keitum, Sylt

Breakfast time! and champagne at breakfast, a walk on the waterfront a stroll through the shops and then lunch. Fun day!

Dinner in Hamburg with Mausi and Reimer before the evening concert.
Amazing!! Loved every second of the concert in the Laeiszhalle Hall in Hamburg.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Germany Photos September 2015

Slowly but surely I'm getting the photos sorted and making my collages.  Here are four more :) Enjoy!
Bad Bramstedt - Norbert's birthplace

A wonderful day of celebration with family and friends

This was such an amazing day! I took video of the windsurfers...they seemed to be flying across the waves at warp speed!

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Germany September 2015

Hey everyone,
Sorry, it's been a wild and crazy summer so not much posting has happened.  Good intentions and all but time just got away from me.

Recently returned from a 3 week visit with the family in Germany.  Here are just a few highlights in these collages.  Enjoy!  I'll be working on more and will post them soon :)

Lovely day with Andrea at the local garden show.

Wandered the forest with Lars and Louis mushroom picking.  Yummy mushrooms for dinner that night!

Plön, Germany, established 1236... amazing village

Another adventure with Andrea, took the boat tour around the Plöner See (Plön Lake)

Small but amazing church in Plön, the ceiling tile work above the organ was stunning!

Andrea and I spent a day playing tourist in Hamburg...oh and a wee bit of shopping too!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Fantastic Accomodations.....

 A glimpse at the accommodations....
Back to the very first hotel we stayed at last year.
Perfect location, 15 minute walk along the seawall into town.
Home away from home... so beautiful and such a relaxing location.
Not much to look at on the outside but the room and the view were amazing!