le calife dinner and cruise on the seine

Le Calife Dinner Cruise

Our last night in Paris included a romantic dinner cruise by le calife. We had the best spots on the boat, a wonderful meal and an excellent bottle of wine. It was the perfect ending to such an incredible trip.

BR: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

I recently finished Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I started the audiobook on our way to Paris, which kept me from sleeping on the plane! But, I wasn’t able to finish the audiobook before it was due. So, I waited several weeks in a huge queue with the library to get the hardcover.…

The Good Immigrant book with red wine

BR: The Good Immigrant by Shukla and Suleyman

The Good Immigrant, from my 2019 book list, is one of the fastest books I’ve read in a long time! Edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimney Suleyman, it’s a great collection of 26 essays. I started it one night, in bed, with a glass of wine (don’t judge). Then, I processed to read at least…

2019 Queen Bee Half Marathon

The past weekend was the 2019 Queen Bee Half Marathon in Cincinnati. I had been really bummed about not getting into Chicago, but was grateful to be able to run this fun race again. The week leading up to the race I was traveling for work. I missed a few of my runs and didn’t…

2019 Michigan Ragnar

The 2019 Michigan Ragnar started in Muskegon and finished in Traverse City on beautiful Lake Michigan. I knew it was going to include some running and lots of laughter, but nothing could have prepared me for the actual experience with this group of goof balls.