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Water, water, and all the boards did shrink.

Further Adventures in Italy So we arrived in Venice this month and hiked almost immediately to see the San Marco Cathedral. And I told Barbara, stand over there because I want a photo of you standing there, completely dry. That’s … Continue reading

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Wash & Art in Freiburg

Another travel story Halfway into our month in Europe, and I figured I needed to do some laundry. Google to the rescue. A short walk from our hotel in Freiburg was Wash & Art on Wilhemstrasse. It was Saturday and … Continue reading

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Pizzeria da Michele e Risto

A long flight from Dallas and tense moments at Heathrow—we arrived at Marco Polo Airport in a frazzle. Rest time at the hotel in Mestre, and some dinner at six. Pizza was on our mind. Google delivered up Pizzaria da … Continue reading

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Belgium All Bran

So we are going to Europe for a month, just knocking around, visiting places we never saw before. And Barbara is saying she needs to pack on a load of Kellogg’s All Bran, because that what it takes to keep … Continue reading

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Cologne Tragedy

Further adventures of clueless travelers in Europe. The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men Gang aft agley,     – Robert Burns Yeah, we figured that out early on in our European trip. Some details: The plan was to … Continue reading

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Ferry to Denmark

A Continuing Adventure So we arrived in Hamburg in Germany, and checked into our hotel. We knew we needed to go to Copenhagen on Sunday, because we had a hotel reservation, so we went to the train station to get … Continue reading

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Take the last train from Strasbourg…

And I’ll meet you at the station. Yeah, I don’t think those are the actual words. Nevertheless, on Monday we went to Strasbourg, and we took the train. It’s maybe 40 miles as the crow flies from Freiburg in Germany … Continue reading

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Freiburg Day Off

The idea was to spend some time in Germany, which we had never visited before. And we had a few weeks to spare. I figured some out of the way places, and Barbara was keen seeing the Black Forest region. … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Surprise

Took the train to Amsterdam. Got daring. Engaged my GPS tracker and was impressed. The train was going 100 mph. Eat your heart out Giacomo Agostini. I knew The Netherlands was flat country, and low. Altitude showed four feet above … Continue reading

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Brussels Photo Gallery

My thinking was Brussels would be like going to Dallas, but flatter. It turns out Dallas needs to loosen up if it’s going to challenge Brussels for excitement. Here are some photos collected one day during a walk about. Buying … Continue reading

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