Category Archives: Frustration

WT: Day 2 – Zermatt – Gornergrat und zurück

At least that’s what it says on our tickets, which means we were good to go on the Gornergrat cog railway up to Gornergrat at just over 10,000′ for panoramic views of the Alps. Unfortunately, Michael began getting a cold … Continue reading

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London: Day .5: Arrival and Wandering About

We arrived at Heathrow a little bit ahead of schedule after an excellent flight.  In spite of the full-flat seats, neither of the boys slept very much during the flight; I managed to get three or four hours.  Only hiccup … Continue reading

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WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES! REALLY?

Day number one:  Sunny and warm. Day number two:  Raining and low visibility. Day number three:  Snow and more snow! Day number four:  We shudder to think! We headed out of Pocatello early, 6:53 a.m., in order to get to … Continue reading

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Taj Mahal

I don’t have a bucket list of places I need to see before my eyesight dims; and, if I did, the Taj Mahal (Crowned Palace) wouldn’t have been on it.  Nonetheless, if one is in northern India, it would be … Continue reading

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The Problem With Automobiles, Part III

The problem with automobiles is that when you need to “swap” your rental car and the rental company tells you that the only available car may not be in the same class as the one you are replacing . . … Continue reading

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The Problem With Automobiles, Part II

So, Michael sent an email to Haley this morning recapping our experience at the Perugia airport re. our car swap and asking for reassurance that the experience would not be repeated in Terni tomorrow.  In the email, he carefully outlined … Continue reading

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The Problem With Automobiles

It’s been eight days since my last blog post;  we have been in Narni a week and have done wonderful things.  It’s hard to believe that this is the first post I am writing but it is and I am. … Continue reading

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We’ve Come Out Of The Cosset

Oh, my gosh!!  No more cosseting for us.  We knew we were being beautifully, wonderfully, delightfully spoiled over the past two weeks but it was still a jolt being semi-on our own last evening. Our Treasures of South India tour … Continue reading

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It’s a Puzzlement

At the palace in Thanjuvar, there is a collection of magnificent bronze sculptures.  The most magnificent of them all is a gloriously relaxed and serene Shiva.  We were told that this sculpture has traveled to over twenty major museums around … Continue reading

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Deity v. Diety

Okay, how is it that this machine will not let me create a word “mosquitoie” to describe a place that has lots of mosquitos but will, instead, correct it to “mosquito pie,” you know that well known American dessert, but … Continue reading

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