Eau Claire – Cool Country Living

Eau Claire – Cool Country Living

If you don’t mind the cold winters, Eau Claire is a great place for retired people to live.   Located 86 miles west of St. Paul Minnesota and 193 miles west of Green Bay, Eau Claire (meaning “clear water”) sits where the Eau Claire and Chippewa...
Grafton – Illinois’ River Town

Grafton – Illinois’ River Town

Right where the Mississippi and Illinois river – just north of St. Louis – you will find the great little community of Grafton.   Once famous for it’s local stone quarries and boat building, Grafton is now known as a picturesque little town with Bald...
Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Retirement has had a lot of surprises that I didn’t expect.   There is something just decadent about staying in a nightgown until noon.   Who knew that researching garden seeds for  hours could be so much fun?   Hours and hours fly by while I’m knitting a...
Munich Germany – The Gem of Bavaria

Munich Germany – The Gem of Bavaria

The Capital of Bavaria, Munich is a wonderful home base for exploration of this magnificent region.    Germany’s second most popular city, after Berlin, Munich is energetic, compact, and historic – blending modern with ancient in perfect unison.  The heart...
Looking for a Coastal Climate? Eureka, CA!

Looking for a Coastal Climate? Eureka, CA!

Eureka, California, just 272 miles north of San Francisco on Hwy 101 and just south of the Redwood National Park, is an affordable (for California) coastal town with plenty to offer.   Humbolt Bay is a major fishing, boating and shipping port for the area providing...