Hello Alaska! (Part 3 of “How we made a loser year end like a winner with trips to Hawaii and Alaska”)


This is the third in a series. Welcome back if you have read the first two blogs and for those who haven’t, you may wish to first check out Part 1 and 2 here.
Now to continue the story…

Nothing seemed more apropos on how to end a year that was “not stellar” than to see the Northern Lights. So, Alaska was the third of three stops on our journey to throw 2016 a “good-bye party”. By now we are “supercharged” to switch gears from being in a tropical climate to one that could be freezing.

How we made a loser year end like a winner with trips to Hawaii and Alaska (Part one of three)


Acts of terrorism, political campaigns that were so toxic it made many want to change citizenship and a “Mother Nature” that seemed to be angry with our world were more than most could handle!

That is when hubby and I said enough was enough! We needed to change the course of negativity that was entrapping us and end the year with some redeeming glimmer of positivity. There seemed to be very little debate as how to make a loser year end like a winner. We would simply need to pack our suitcases and GO!

Reflections and Lessons: #NeverForget is the hashtag – but have we?


I write this with a heart that is still so heavy with sadness for those who have lost their loved ones as a result of the terrorist acts on September 11th. Yet, I wonder if others are thinking of today more as “Football Sunday” vs. a day of remembrance? Have we forgotten about how we all promised to “come together”, “help each other” and #NeverForget the lessons of September 11, 2001?