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Munich: Day 6 – This is the End, This is the End, My Friend

Our last full day in Munich.  What to do before we have to begin the inevitable packing and looking homeward? We all agreed that we should start the day with cappuccini and pastries at our local bakery.  Why change a … Continue reading

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Munich: Days 4 and 5 – Miscellany

Late yesterday afternoon, after our infatuation with all things BMW began to subside and after we’d rested our feet a little and run the two-hour dishwasher cycle, Kris suggested that we go out for ice cream. Well, when he made … Continue reading

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Munich: Day 4 – A Very Necessary Change of Pace

Friday, another beautiful day.  We decided to do something different. I was happy to discover that the liquid on the floor of Kris’s room and in the bottom of the laundry basket in Kris’s room was only water and nothing … Continue reading

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Munich: Day 3 – More Oktoberfesting

A lazy morning but a beautiful one:  Blue skies and sunshine.  Too beautiful to stay in very late but we didn’t make it out to the street until 10:30. Explored a bit around our Ubahn stop of Hohenzollernplatz.  Everything looks … Continue reading

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Wilderness Travel: So Long, Farewell

The end of any trip is bittersweet and the end of this Swiss adventure is particularly so.  We didn’t know any of these people one week ago; we were just names on a list of program participants.  Now, after a … Continue reading

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London: Day 4.5 – Shoes

And the winner of the Granny Van’s Memorial Who Can Pack the Most Shoes For A Trip Award is: Kris Vanderbilt with six, count ’em, six pairs.

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London: Day 3.5 – The Tower of London

Don’t know if it was the lack of sleep Monday night, all the walking we did Tuesday morning/afternoon or all the beer we drank Tuesday night BUT we all slept very well last night, which set us up well for … Continue reading

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Kris’s Trip Has Begun

With a celebratory drink at the BA lounge, we toast mom/granny, whose generosity to her children has made business class travel a possibility for us,  Thank you, mom/granny.  We appreciate all of your sacrifices on our behalf. We arrived at … Continue reading

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Milestones and Milestones

Today is May 23rd.  We are at my sister’s home in Kingston,Washington, and are heading back to Salem tomorrow morning, which means our road trip is almost at its end.  We’ve put a lot of miles on our car . … Continue reading

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Arrivederci, Italia

It’s finally time to head home from this wonderful, long Italian interlude.  We are sorry to leave but now that it’s time to go home, we just want to be home.  Instead, we are sitting in the wee hours at … Continue reading

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