Currently June 2018

Currently | 06.27.18

Currently June 2018

Watching | Versailles
> Last summer, Mr. Misadventures started watching Versailles. I watched the first 20-30 minutes of the first episode, but I just wasn't feeling it, so didn't watch the series. It is one of those rare shows that the hubby watched without me (whereas there are PLENTY that I watch without him).

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He kept raving about it so I decided to give it another try and I love it! I finished season 1 and  2 (on Netflix), and we started season 3, which we are streaming from BBC2, but they are only doling out a few episodes at a time. Unfortunately, there will be no season 4. I love the storyline of Louis the 14th, the costuming, and the acting, and while sometimes I want to slap Louis upside the heading for being so easily manipulated, I absolutely adore this series. Scenes in Versailles make it all the more enjoyable!

It's summer movie season! I saw Solo which I liked except the John Williams music was a bit over the top and a distraction. I liked learning more about Hans Solo's backstory but I was left with more questions than answers. We also saw Ocean's 8 which I thought wasn't as clever as Ocean's 11-13, it needs more refinement, but Sandra Bullock was good in it. Really looking forward to the latest Mission Impossible, I'm not a huge fan of Tom Cruise, but I love the series.

Reading | Tip of the Iceberg
> I picked up Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska by Mark Adams from the Fodor Travel summer reading list. I'm heading to Alaska on Friday and this book was perfect for my pre-trip research. The author follows the expedition made by Edward H. Harriman and a group of extraordinary scientists and artists (including John Muir) as they made their way through Alaska's Inside Passage.

I flew to Orlando for business the second week of June and read the Paris Apartment on the way there and The Way Life Should Be on the return.

Working On | SEO
> Now that the content redesign is complete and we got through GDPR. I'm focused on writing new content and chipping away at SEO projects. In the nearly 10 years I've been running this site, I've made lots of little technical SEO errors that I am fixing piece by piece and I am starting to take a look at older posts that need updates. Anyone else bowing at the feet of SEO these days?

Feeling |  Sad
> Lots of travel and food bloggers and publications have commented on the passing of Anthony Bourdain. What I have to say is no different. He has left a great void. I faithfully watched No Reservations and Parts Unknown. I read his books. I thought he was thoughtful, poetic, and brilliant. That he traveled and ate the way I wanted to. Inspiration and I am truly sad that he is no longer with us.

Planning |  Trips
> We're headed to Alaska this week. Home for a few days then heading to Colorado for a week. Home for a few days and heading to Grand Rapids. Now it's time to figure out what our August escapes will be. Phoenix in the summer has plenty to do, but I think sprinkling the summer with trips outside the desert makes the weather more tolerable.

Loving |  Low-Carb Products
> Every week there seem to be more and more low-carb products coming out on the market and I love the opportunity to try them out and fit them into our diet. From time to time we get bored with our usual meals and it's always great to incorporate new things. One of my new favorites is Corona Premiere beer, which is only 2 carbs.

I was really missing beer (as wine and other alcohols are pretty low-carb in the first place) and having this in the fridge when I make a low-carb taco is the perfect pairing! I say to the food industry, keep it coming!

My Favorite Photo |  Sunset at Signal Hill

Saguaro National Park Signal Hill Sunset

We spent Memorial Day weekend using Tuscon as a home base (read about our Airbnb). I'm going to write a post on the weekend but thought I would share this shot from our sunset shoot on Signal Hill in Saguaro National Park. I bought this hat, which I am now wearing all the time since it is now always close to 100 degrees outside, in Giverny this past May.

The shirt is a new favorite from Keep It Wild (see it in my J'adore Arizona products post) which has both Ponderosa pines and saguaros inside the outline of the state of Arizona. And the petroglyphs are Hohokam from 200-1400 AD still clearly visible inside the national park.

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  1. Marcie W. says:

    Sounds like you’re having an interesting month! Here in Las Vegas, we can certainly relate to the desert heat during the summer. Thankfully, we were able to escape to the beach for a short family trip last week and it was just what we needed.

  2. Neely Moldovan says:

    Ugh yes so sad about Anthony Bourdain. We loved that show so much. Its a sad loss

  3. Erica Schwarz says:

    I am so with you on having to go back and fix SEO issues, and I’m slowly doing the same myself. Sucks so much, I have hundreds and hundreds of posts over the years and I had no idea what I was doing.

  4. I love when you do your recaps! I need to start recapping all of things I do in a month’s time! It’s so nice to reflect! And I need to check out that book!

  5. I love how you broke this down and so fun all the trips you are going on! I have always wanted to go to Alaska!

  6. Sounds like you’ve had an amazing summer so far!! We are knee deep in competitive baseball and traveling half way across the country since my boy made and All-American team that he tried out for!

  7. I loved reading this. What a fun way to document your month. I would love to do this and go back in a few years to reminisce.

  8. I really liked really your currently post. Thanks for the insight on the movies. I was debating getting a sitter and I think I’m going to wait for Blu-ray. Also basically loved everyone.

  9. Love the photos! I’ve always wanted to visit Tuscon! Looks like such a cool place!