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Welcome Teardrop Travel Lovers, Roadtrippers and Empty-Nesters……and Thanks for checking out my blog!  I am Janelle Brian. My husband Eddie and I are travel addicts from Colorado, and this is how we went from empty-nesters to teardrop lovers. We Cruise, we backpack Europe, and… Continue Reading “”

PICS & DRIPS

Love what rain and fog can do for your photography, and you’ll not be disappointed with ‘bad’ weather again! In my mind’s eye, a picture flashed of Eddie & me swimming back to Denver from Mississippi with ropes clenched in our teeth and towing… Continue Reading “PICS & DRIPS”

INTRODUCTION TO: MEMORIES

The importance of preserving our memories became quite clear when we decided to visit the Riverside Cemetery in Asheville, NC early in the evening. I have always enjoyed old cemeteries. And Riverside is especially beautiful with its green rolling hills, old Spanish Oak trees… Continue Reading “INTRODUCTION TO: MEMORIES”

WESTERN MUSEUM OF MINING AND INDUSTRY: Exit 156

  Traveling along I-25 South of Denver, you will pass by the: Western Museum of Mining and Industry, open since 1970.  It is located at Exit 156 and is just North of Colorado Springs. What a great place to get out and stretch your… Continue Reading “WESTERN MUSEUM OF MINING AND INDUSTRY: Exit 156”

CRUISE PORTS: Vancouver

Whenever Eddie and I take a cruise, we try and make the most of our time in the cruise port city that we find ourselves in before we board our ship. For my first (and Eddie’s second) cruise we left from Vancouver to cruise… Continue Reading “CRUISE PORTS: Vancouver”

INTRODUCTION TO: 20 Min In Colorado

We love our state and would love to have you visit! For a ‘20 min in Colorado’ stop, you’ll generally find a place for a picnic, a restroom and something to see! I live in the beautiful state of Colorado and I am blessed. … Continue Reading “INTRODUCTION TO: 20 Min In Colorado”

WIGGLE ROOM

Out on the road, Eddie and I have learned a few lessons about the importance of really knowing and understanding each other and being respectful of our different ‘travel styles’. Before starting to really travel together, Eddie looked at a few of the itineraries… Continue Reading “WIGGLE ROOM”

KEEP CALM & ELTON JOHN (Savannah, GA)

Everything happens for a reason. Really. And I’ve learned never to be disappointed when things don’t go according to plan. It was in fall and we were enjoying Savannah, GA – which had been on our bucket list to visit for some time. We… Continue Reading “KEEP CALM & ELTON JOHN (Savannah, GA)”

BUDGETING MEMORIES

For me, it seems that the best memories that I take home from a trip are usually the ones that are unplanned.  Therefore, I now always include an allowance in the budget for the unplanned-but-just-can’t-miss-it-moments or experiences. Here’s how that started: Years ago I… Continue Reading “BUDGETING MEMORIES”

USING THE ‘FUN FACTS’ CATEGORY

Here in the ‘Fun Facts’ Category, I’ll be sharing information blogs in four areas of interest:  History; Landscapes; Art & Architecture; and Religion.  The blogs are each presented in a ‘bullet point’ style, designed to give you just a few pieces of information about… Continue Reading “USING THE ‘FUN FACTS’ CATEGORY”

COASTLINES

We spent some time at the beaches of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.  Eddie was learning his new camera and I just wanted some time to contemplate coastlines.  Yes, coastlines.  I was beginning to write about interesting and educational ‘Bullet Points’ of information… Continue Reading “COASTLINES”

BEING CLAY

  It seems like funerals always bring us to the ‘what’s really important’ questions in our lives.  Eddie & I recently attended a Celebration of Life service for a friend that had to have been one of the most uplifting, real and inspiring ones… Continue Reading “BEING CLAY”

BACKSTORY OF THE BULLET POINTS

Its all about the Bullet Points! How it got started: It was September and we were at the Ft. Smith National Historical Site.  Eddie was taking pictures, but not of the exhibits and the things we were learning about.  He was photographing the informational… Continue Reading “BACKSTORY OF THE BULLET POINTS”

YEP, YOU GOTTA EAT

Yep you gotta eat.  And travel creates the challenge of not only sticking to a healthy eating routine, but also respecting the time and expense plans that you have made. When it comes to really blowing the budget, the 2 areas that are the… Continue Reading “YEP, YOU GOTTA EAT”

ART, ARCHITECTURE & FLYING MONKEYS (Burlington, VT)

We crossed the New York state line with our ‘Little Guy’ trailer in tow. We were crossing the Burlington-Port Kent Bridge into Vermont right over the top of Lake Champlain. Eddie was admiring the lake (he has a little romance going on with all… Continue Reading “ART, ARCHITECTURE & FLYING MONKEYS (Burlington, VT)”

GUNS, BRITS & GETTIN’ HISTORY RIGHT

For our first cruise to the Western Caribbean, I decided that I wanted to do a little research in order to get history right. I also wanted to make the most out of the places we were going to see.  Wow!  As much as… Continue Reading “GUNS, BRITS & GETTIN’ HISTORY RIGHT”