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Author: Thomas Frank

  • Holy Land Pilgrimage Day 5

    Holy Land Pilgrimage Day 5

    Early morning departure for a busy day traveling to three different sites. The weather started off cool on Mt. Tabor and quickly warmed up as the day went on. Came back to the hotel just in time for dinner and some last-minute shopping before we leave for Jerusalem. Mount Tabor Mount Tabor is located in…

  • Holy Land Pilgrimage Day 4

    Holy Land Pilgrimage Day 4

    Early morning starts a long day seeing the sites of Jesus’ teaching and miracles around the Sea of Galilee. All these sites were close to our hotel, so the drive time was minimal. We had a great lunch and an even better dinner at Magdalena. The food was a modern twist on the region’s dishes.…

  • Holy Land Pilgrimage Day 3

    Holy Land Pilgrimage Day 3

    Today I finally arrived on Israeli time. A good night’s sleep makes all the difference when you are traveling with a tight schedule. We started off early for some bus rides to the nearby the Sea of Galilee and the towns that surround it. It was a very busy day but well coordinated with seeing…

  • Holy Land Pilgrimage Day 2

    Holy Land Pilgrimage Day 2

    After a sleepless night, we started off early (or what seemed that way to me) leaving Tel Aviv and traveling to two different sites. My internal time zone was not set to the Israeli clock and by mid-day, I was very tired. We settled into our hotel on the Sea of Galilee for the evening.…

  • Holy Land Pilgrimage Day 1

    Holy Land Pilgrimage Day 1

    What day! Leaving Portland Airport Monday morning at 7 am, we arrived in Tel Aviv at 5:30 pm on Tuesday. Of course, time changes had a lot to do with this but there was also an 8-hour layover in New York that didn’t help. After we arrived, we were greeted by our tour agency. They…

  • Easy Risotto With Mushrooms, Sausage and Arugula

    Easy Risotto With Mushrooms, Sausage and Arugula

    Risotto is good – change that – risotto can be great! It takes time to make and get all the different proportions correct. Then you have to slow simmer and stir constantly. Nothing you can do quickly on a weekday night! Enter the instapot revolution. Use this magical device to add a pressure cook on…

  • Daily Prompt: What are your Favorite Sports to Watch and Play?

    Daily Prompt: What are your Favorite Sports to Watch and Play?

    What are your favorite sports to watch and play? There are so many different sports out there! Over the years I played or watched most all of them. The most favorite sport to play and watch is basketball. It has both that individual aspect as well as being part of a team. It can be…

  • Daily Prompt: What Would You Do if You Won the Lottery?

    Daily Prompt: What Would You Do if You Won the Lottery?

    What would you do if you won the lottery? Ahh, what would it be like if you won the lottery!?!?! So much free time and fun. However, there is always drama, and people you didn’t know before starting to come out of the woodwork for a handout. Would have to set some boundaries right away.…

  • Daily Prompt: What Books do you Want to Read?

    Daily Prompt: What Books do you Want to Read?

    What books do you want to read? Making time to read books is hard! When I am juggling two kids and a career, it’s hard to carve out some time to sit down and read. There are some books, however, I would like to read for 2023. I did wrap up reading last year one…

  • Daily Prompt: Write About a Few of Your Favorite Family Traditions.

    Daily Prompt: Write About a Few of Your Favorite Family Traditions.

    Write about a few of your favorite family traditions. Growing up there were so many things we did. Extended stays at the beach, traveling around, backpacking, camping, fishing, crabbing, Thanksgiving, and Christmas traditions. It’s hard to pick just a few, but here goes! First was going to the beach. I would go often. Between my…