Category Archives: Friends

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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Wilderness Travel: Glacier Express – Day One

I got up at six thinking that I would do yesterday’s blog entry.  The first thing I did, of course, was to look out the window.  Oh, my gosh, there it was:  The Matterhorn. The weather has been so universally … Continue reading

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London: Day 5.51/2 – Knightsbridge Pub Walk

As you can deduce from the photo above, we did make it out Friday night for the Knightsbridge pub walk.  Claire was our guide and she was excellent.  Learned about compulsory sales of private property way back in the mid-1800’s … Continue reading

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London: Day 2.5: The Long March

None of us slept well Monday night.  ARGH!!!!  When I wandered out of the bedroom at 6:15 a.m., Kris was already up, had made a pot of coffee and had drunk about half of it.  The two of us made … 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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A Fine Bromance

I told myself I wasn’t going to write this entry but I guess the slice of tuna pizza this  morning pushed me over the edge. Michael and I first stayed in Narni in 2012.  But, before Michael and I had … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ted

At least I think it’s your birthday.  We spent the day celebrating your birth by driving in a new direction from Narni under gloriously blue skies. I had read a little  e-newsletter about a very humble restaurant near Ponzano Romano … Continue reading

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Fried Food Fest

    Friday saw us back in Stroncone with Bruno as our guide once again.  I had called him as he said I should should I want a return visit.  I feel certain that after our tortured conversation on the … Continue reading

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Explorations From the Center of Italy*

  One of our traveling companions, Paul, came down with a bad cold when we reached Narni and was out for most of the Narni count.  Good friends (and wife) that the rest of us are, we just abandoned him … Continue reading

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