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In Terrys Kitchen


I will be the first to admit that I have been spoiled in my travels. My trip to San Fran had me spoiled in so many ways. Not only did I get to stay with an amazing family but the neighbors were great too! I met Terry Paetzold on my first day in San Francisco. Her yard backs up to the house I was staying in. Terry is an amazing cook and has such a huge heart. She took me under her wing and was extremely patient while I learned to cook some amazing meals.

Terry has a beautiful garden where she grows her own vegetables and fruits and uses them in her cooking during the summer months. 

Here Terry is working in the Garden in the month of May getting it ready for the summer months.

She tailored a menu that worked well with my favorite tastes and also challenged my palette a little. We made several kinds of fish dishes and a muscle and shrimp soup that was delicious! For dessert  we made my favorite French pastry tarte framboises (raspberry tarte)

Thank you Terry Paetzold for the cooking lessons! If you are in the Bay Area Terry offers private and group cooking classes in her beautiful kitchen overlooking the garden.

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Golden Gate Memories


I keep a pretty busy schedule. This summer I have had the opportunity to visit California twice and NYC with Summer shows in between. Its a little tiring how I keep on the go but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am finally starting to edit some of my San Francisco photos.

If you haven’t been to San Fran then I would put it on your list. Bring comfortable shoes because its a city that should be walked and there are some large hills to tackle. One walk that I recommend is across the Golden Gate Bridge. You can drive it, bike it or walk. I think walking lets you take in the sights and you can set your own pace. Here are some of my photos from my walk across the Golden Gate Bridge.


Golden Gate Bridge turns 75


The Golden Gate Bridge is beautiful from all angles. You can walk, bike, or sail under the bridge. Whatever way you choose to visit the Golden Gate Bridge it should be on your list while visiting San Francisco.

Under the White Umbrella


Last Sunday I traveled to Napa California to do a little wine tasting and enjoy the beautiful vineyards. I sat under this large white umbrella and had a beautiful view I wanted to share. But the great thing about this photograph is that you don’t know where I am if I didn’t tell you. For all you know I could be sipping champagne in France…

I heart San Francisco!


I have been in California for almost 2 weeks now and love it! There are many reasons why: the weather, the beautiful scenery, the oysters, and the people. I still have a lot more to discover but I can honestly say I heart San Fran! 2 weeks left on my journey and I am looking forward to what is still in store for me…

Alcatraz from the boat


Alcatraz is one of the most popular tourist attractions in San Francisco. Buy tickets in advance to guarantee that you will be able to take the tour. Night tours are available as well. I haven’t been inside but I was lucky enough to cruise around in a boat to explore the outside. Enjoy!

China Town in San Francisco


I will first point out that I photographed China Town but I did not stop to try any of the delicious food. I was overwhelmed by all the different restaurants and bakeries I didn’t know which one to try. If anyone has any suggestions please send them my way!

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