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Montmartre est magnifique











Montmartre is an excellent place to wander.  As with other tourist spots in any big city, there were scammers to avoid, crowds of others who had the same idea as you and a good reason why it made the map.  Having spent only one afternoon there, I would love to go back with more time to take it all in.  Matt Barrett gets it right with his A Walk Through Montmartre overview.  Being an admirer of Dali, we had to check out ESPACE DALÍIf you try real hard, you may be able to tell which image was taken there.


Classic Chicago














Ah, Chicago.  It’s definitely one of our favorite cities and we were glad to spend some time there this past May.  The architecture is amazing, the people are friendly and they have the best pizza (if you like traditional Chicago style deep dish, of course).  We had a wonderful visit with family and this trip included our first fireworks “cruise” out of Navy Pier.  Highly recommended!


Chandeliers of Paris













Kelly - Wow, these are all so beautiful I can’t even pick a favorite.

karen fyffe - These are so beautiful, Melanie!!
LOVE the one taken through the reflection in the mirror!!
Love ALL your Paris pictures!!

Melanie - Paris certainly is the place for chandelier gazing! Thanks for your kind comments. 🙂

Rock Make Festival – San Francisco, CA

If you’re in the San Francisco area this weekend, come on out and say “Hi.”

We’ll be at the Rock Make street festival on Saturday, September 17th.  It’s located in San Francisco’s Mission District and features two stages featuring all local and kids’ rock bands.

There will be over 100 arts and crafts vendors and food from local vendors!  Click on the image to the right for all the details.  Hope to see you there!