A Houseful of Stories

We’re heading back to the US after what is probably our penultimate trip to Peru. Somehow twenty years has gone by since we settled in the beachside neighborhood of Barranca. As we leave, I hold on to my memories and stories from the neighborhood. When we first visited, the house had been empty for threeContinue reading “A Houseful of Stories”

Fiestas Patrias, and things are looking up

A sunny day makes everything better. We’ve been in Barranca for two weeks, with only an occasional hour of afternoon sun. It felt like we had been here for months. Yesterday, the sun was out early and it stayed out all day. I didn’t realize what a difference sunshine makes until yesterday, when everything feltContinue reading “Fiestas Patrias, and things are looking up”

This week Eureka ā‰ˆ Ireland

The more you travel outside the US, the more you find elements of other countries here at home. This week, as the rest of the country stayed very warm, Eureka was largely overcast and quite cool, with temperatures in the 50s and 60s. The sun came out occasionally in the afternoon, but it was jacketContinue reading “This week Eureka ā‰ˆ Ireland”