If ever you find yourself in Miami, Florida, USA, a must-see is the Wynwood Art District. With over 70 art galleries, and one of the largest open-air street-art installations in the world, it is full of creative inspiration.
This weekend, I went to my favourite place in Manitoba… home. I visited with my family, ate my Mom’s ridiculously good food, had naps, chilled out on the deck and went for hikes down in the Cypress River valley not once, not twice, but three times. The river is wider than I’ve ever seen it, and from the looks of the debris on the ground, it was at least two feet higher earlier this spring. My family tells me there was an ice jam near the bridge and the river got very close to flowing over the road. Each year, the river carves out more of the bank, changing the shape and moving the river bed over time. My mom, sister Elaine and our two dogs, Kato and Cosmo hiked up and down the river valley, seeing all sorts of interesting things. No matter how many homes I’ll live in, my first home will always have my heart.
In June 2009, Rob & I spent a week and a half in Italy. We made a point to relax, and didn’t try to see every major sight or town. However, in our time there, we did manage to see San Benedetto del Tronto, Ascoli Piceno, Grottammare, Venezia and Roma.