About Me

I write about three things here on Teri’s Ruby Slippers: travel, home, and anything else I want to. I travel because I’m on a quest to find home. I long ago lost mine, along with most of my people. Traveling is a catalyst for understanding myself and others, and for healing. Traveling and telling stories about what I find along the way helps me chart a course into the future. I don’t know that I’ll ever find home, but I sure like looking.

I also reserve the right to write about any damn other thing I want to write about, any time, because this is my blog. I grew up in Northern California and call Idaho home now, but I leave at the drop of a hat. I’m a semi-retired grandma who travels, sometimes alone. I invariably stumble onto adventures, planned and not. I laugh (hate to cry). I’m about family, friends, faith, good dogs and horses, cooking, and wine tasting too. And telling stories.

I couldn’t be out there without a great support system: my husband, the Professor, is a retired instructor, our daughter is Megan, our son is Erick, and both of them have wonderful partners, Jordan and Karen, and children here (and in Alabama) who call me Idaho Mama. My dog is Tex, my horse is Chula.

Why you should subscribe

“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living” – Miriam Beard, Historian

I hope you enjoy Teri’s Ruby Slippers, but I also hope you read for more than mere enjoyment. I travel, I write, to understand myself and others. To shift paradigms. If you don’t read for that, I don’t mind. But if you do, you’re in for a ride, and maybe a few of Bird’s changes that go on to your ideas of living. Just do it. I double-dog dare ya.

And welcome to Teri’s Ruby Slippers. Thanks for reading and see you out there!