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Willie’s Travels

Various posts from willie’s travels.

willie with dr. bob and george


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Meeting Doctor Bob New Orleans Folk Artist

We had the honor of meeting Doctor Bob New Orleans, the last time we were in Willie’s neighbourhood of the Bywater. Dr. Bob’s Art Gallery is located on Chartres Street. When we stopped in we were lucky enough to meet Dr. Bob himself as well as his friend, George (pictured below).

Dr. Bob,…

willie loves houston


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Houston and the Boneyard Dog Park & Drinkery

After leaving New Orleans we visited Houston, Texas. While there we came across an amazing place called the Boneyard Dog Park & Drinkery.

The Boneyard is Houston’s first dog park and bar. It’s great for dogs that enjoy running and playing while owners relax with a cold one. The park carries a…

sitting on the levee


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Feelin’ Good Back Home in the Bywater New Orleans

There’s just something about coming home, you know? After nearly twenty hours in the car we can’t even begin to tell you how welcome the sight of my old New Orleans neighborhood, the Bywater, was. The area has really developed in the last three years with new stores and restaurants….

willie on wasaga beach


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Heading South After a Great Summer in Canada

Near the end of October 2013, we embarked on a long drive from Canada down to willie’s hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. After finding Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada completely empty on a very cold, blustery day, we quickly decided it was time to head south.

The total driving time was actually only twenty…

bossi and willie


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Willie’s Little Bro – the “Boss” Man

A little man with a big voice. A cute bundle of energy. Willie’s little brother. Meet Bossi.

Bossi came to visit us in Canada from Sweden on an extended stay in June 2012. A two-year-old Chihuahua/Yorkie mix (or Chorkie), the “Boss” man is one cool pup. He loves waking up early and…

willie on tamarindo beach


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Pet travel Costa Rica – willie enjoys the “Pura Vida”

In December of 2012 we travelled down to Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

Tamarindo is a town located on the pacific coast of Costa Rica with waves perfect for surfing. During peak season in November and December, the biggest waves can get up to twelve feet in height! Because of its beauty…

willie mardi gras day 2012


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New Orleans Mardi Gras 2012

We spent the month of February 2012 back in willie’s hometown of New Orleans. It felt great to bring willie home, especially during the Carnival Season. We were there in the heat of Mardi Gras, with parades floating for nearly the entire three weeks leading up to the big day, Fat Tuesday, on…

tarpon springs sponge docks


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Sponge Harvesting Tarpon Springs

Towards the end of 2011 we visited Tarpon Springs, Florida. Oddly enough, this city is known for its history as a sponge harvesting community. In the late 1880s a group of Greeks settled in the area and in 1905 they found that there was an abundance of sponges to be…

willie on south beach


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Miami to Key West Florida

We spent the first week in November 2011 on an unexpected journey down to Key West, Florida. Along the way we were able to hang out at South Beach, take a swim in Key Largo and have willie’s photo taken in Key West at the southernmost point of the USA. What a beautiful…

next to the Quebec City wall


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Willie visits Quebec

For the summer of 2011 willie travelled between Toronto and Québec City. The weather was beautiful and willie got to visit the French area of Canada for the first time. J’aime le québécois. In Toronto the shops, restaurants and bar patios were hopping with people happily welcoming the warm weather after…

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