Monthly Archives: March 2016

Fossils, sea glass and shards; an abundant beach at Lyme Regis, England

The lovely little seaside town of Lyme Regis along England’s Jurassic Coast is a treasure all by itself. Add the opportunity to find and keep a fossil, and you have the recipe for a great holiday. You’ll find everything you … Continue reading

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I found a fossil! Nope, not yet – Lyme Regis, England

As my daughter and I prepared to look at London colleges, my husband gave us a page he had ripped out of his Science News with an article called Hunting Fossils in England. “You should go there. I would if … Continue reading

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Glimpses of New York – Seeing Grandma at Ellis Island

The Statue of Liberty ferry trip included a stop at Ellis Island. I was excited to see it because my grandmother, my mother’s mother, came through that processing center in 1920. She was born Anna Müller in 1899 in the … Continue reading

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Glimpses of New York – Thinking like a marble on Staten Island

New York City is about as far away from beachcombing as I could imagine. It’s non-stop stimulation and sensory overload. So when a new friend from last year’s International Beachcombing Conference invited me to comb with her on Staten Island, … Continue reading

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Glimpses of New York – bucket list and Flamenco

As long as we’re in New York visiting colleges, I might as well check some things off my bucket list. My list was simple: 1) Chinese food in Chinatown, 2) Italian food in Little Italy, 3) a Broadway musical, and … Continue reading

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Glimpses of New York – Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village

Traveling to the Big Apple is daunting. Our itinerary calls for visiting NY University in Greenwich Village on Monday, so my daughter and I checked out the route on Sunday, taking the subway to the West 4th Street Station. The … Continue reading

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Glimpses of New York – Chinatown

Living in a small town on the Big Island for over four years has dulled my appetite for hectic urban experiences. But people in hell want ice water, so here I am in New York City for a week with … Continue reading

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