Visitors From Top 15 Countries

This blog is not one of those with heavy hits like you so often hear about. But I am pleased that I do get so many views from around the world.

Sometimes it seems that the ones that are hardest to engage are those you know and see often. But that is human nature.

Here is the list of the top 15 countries that have people who
have visited my blog pages in the past 30 days. These are the top 15 countries but a total of 55 countries are represented.

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The total comes to 1,038 visitors in the last 30 days, including the unlisted countries.

My all time total number of views are 19,138.

I know this isn’t impressive. Many blogs get 10,000 plus views a day.

In October 2012 the total visitors was 1,987 for the month. Since then I have not posted regularly. At this time, I am revitalizing the blog by regularly publishing.

Thank you loyal readers!

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Passions Other Than Travel

Globe Trottin Granny loves to travel. Some seasons of life includes a lot of travel. In 2012 when I was in Sweden with my husband, who was there for a work assignment, every day was travel. Whether I was in Sweden exploring cultural differences, or traveling in another country. From the base of Sweden, traveling to other parts of Europe is much like traveling to other states in the US. I was blessed with traveling to Denmark, Italy, Greece, Greek Isles, Sicily, Crete, Turkey, Spain and France. Now back in the states, I still do some travel, but not with the frequency as before.

Introducing to you new passions close to my heart. I love to create art with fabric. Art quilting, and other varieties of creating with fabric, color and fiber.

Another passion that developed long before I became Globe Trottin Granny is missions, and charitable giving. As far back as the 70’s when I took my first mission trip to Indian tribe towns in Oklahoma, I have been drawn to a desire to help in missions. Later, I traveled with groups to Vero Beach, Fl, Roanoke, Va., and the Kenai peninsula in Alaska. In all those cases, helping with hurricane recovery, or helping elderly people build wheel chair ramps, or decks as improvements or repairs to their home. Trips to Honduras, and El Salvador showed me other needs.

Thus, I have set up a site to sell things I have created. I have been able to combine my creative desire, with my desire to give to missions and other charitable causes. All profits from the sale of my creations will go to these charitable causes. It will not go to me traveling for mission trips, that is separate, but will go to causes that I have identified that may be mission related, or other needs.

I find my fabric at Fabric.com! Click here. They have a wide selection of quality fabrics, and offer international shipping.
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You will find my creations at Couch Bee Creations.

Peaceful Cats in Greece

I thought you might enjoy this picture. We saw this when we were in Greece. At this very busy shop with tourists walking in and out, one thing for sure was the cats were not going to move. They just stayed in this cozy position, and slept. Everyone walked around them. You could tell they were the real owners, and weren’t fazed at all about all the humans walking around them.

Cats sleeping at shop in Greece

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Discovering Athens, Greece

Panoramic View of Athens Photo by Daren R. Couch


We already had been impressed with Greece from our visit to the island of Crete. Our next stop was at Athens, Greece. Although, I still feel the same…that I would love to go back to Greece, the visit to Athens and specifically the Athenian Acropolis, had some problems. The first problem was the crowds of people made it difficult to view the antiquities. There Continue reading

An Expedition to Crete

Crete was a fascinating place. Our tour took us around to tiny towns as well as the bustling city of Chania. The bus driver knew the roads well that circled through the mountains. When he came upon blind curves, he would blast the bus horn in warning to anyone approaching from the other direction. We passed rugged land with seemingly nothing on it, but then would see a herd of goats. Groves of olive trees dotted the countryside. Continue reading