Throwback Thursday: Foamhenge

I just came across this old photo of my son, taken in 2007 when he was five years old. You can see the mysterious ancient standing stones of Stonehenge behind him…. No, not really. I took this photo in Natural Bridge, Virginia. The Stonehenge you see is actually made of Styrofoam. So, inevitably, it isContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Foamhenge”

Roller Coaster Redux

My son asked if we could go to Busch Gardens theme park this summer. In general, I’m not into theme parks, but I actually enjoyed Busch Gardens the last time we were there, because it’s beautifully maintained and has things to do besides rides. I get sick on rides. Then Facebook reminded me of thisContinue reading “Roller Coaster Redux”

Italy 2012: Day 13

Nine years ago today, my glorious time in Italy was coming to a close. June 6 was my last full day in Assisi, one of my own ancestral hometowns. I spent most of it wandering the magnificently historic streets, and visiting churches and shops and ruins. This hill town is ridiculously scenic; going through myContinue reading “Italy 2012: Day 13”