Wonder if Claire Grew Watermelons…

Wonder if Claire ever grew watermelons in her wee gardens on Fraser’s Ridge? If so, the mechanically inclined Brianna surely would have had a nifty trick for cutting watermelons, such as this one we’re sharing with you.

Historically in America during the 17th and 18th centuries many types of crops were introduced by the Native Americans, such as maize, sweet potatoes, squashes, tomatoes, beans, grapes, berries, nuts, cotton, tobacco and watermelons.  Perhaps the Mohawk Head of the Women’s Council, Tewaktenyonh, in Drums of Autumn shared some of those seeds with Claire.

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The Sass3nachs Journey to San Diego Comic-Con : With Insights of Terry Dresbach and Bear McCreary Panels

Whether you have San Diego Comic-Con passes or not, going downtown during this event is quite an adventure!

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This blog will include getting to Comic-Con, exhibits to see if you don’t have a badge, and an interview from a friend who attended the Terry and Bear panels. Continue reading The Sass3nachs Journey to San Diego Comic-Con : With Insights of Terry Dresbach and Bear McCreary Panels

Furniture Fit for an Outlander King

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Photo taken by sass3journey.com illustrating the view from the upper courtyard.

The Getty Center, located in Los Angeles, is a unique destination that was a must see! The architecture of the museum is as unique as the exhibits held inside. Before entering the museum, I first had to explore the Central Garden.  It can be described as a natural, living work of art that incorporates over 500 plant varieties that constantly change with the seasons.  A must see! Continue reading Furniture Fit for an Outlander King

Painting a Scottish Thistle

The thistle is a beloved image and the most recognizable symbol for Scotland.   “According to a legend, an invading Norse army was attempting to sneak up at night upon a Scottish Army’s encampment.  During this operation a barefoot Norseman had the misfortune to step upon a thistle, causing him to cry out in pain.  This alerted the Scots to the presence of the Norse invaders.”

A special Outlander Wine and Paint night was held to teach us how to paint this beautiful flower.  We wanted to share the sequence of steps we were taught to allow others the opportunity to do it at home.   You will be surprised with the results!

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La Finquita Winery and Vineyard Review: A Place for Outlander Fans

Within 8 acres in Ramona, with views of the valley,  lies La Finquita Winery and Vineyard.  It is a quiet, relaxing place to visit and do some wine tasting.

Jess and Charles Koehler run the place (Bonus: Jess is an Outlander fan!)

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San Diego 5-Peak Challenge

As part of Sam Heughan’s My Peak Challenge (MPC), a group of us in San Diego decided to do the Mission Trails Regional Park’s 5-Peak Challenge.  The goal is to hike to the summit of 5 peaks, take a photo with the sign, submit the photos and get a certificate and pin.

San Diego has many wonderful trails to hike, but so many people go to Cowles Mountain.  The Mission Trails Regional Park wanted to make the community aware of other trails in order to lessen the traffic on Cowles and to make people aware of other trails in the area. Continue reading San Diego 5-Peak Challenge

Outlander Kitchen Tasting and Book Signing in Seattle, Washington

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Seattle is my hometown.  It is a beautiful city that is surrounded by water and mountains, which validates the nickname the Emerald City.  I return as often as I can to experience the wide range of art, culture, and stunning natural scenery that Seattle provides. Continue reading Outlander Kitchen Tasting and Book Signing in Seattle, Washington