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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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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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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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Samesun Montreal Central

The idea was to stay somewhere close to the action in Montreal, and rooms near the train station tended to be pricey. So Barbara Jean booked us at Samesun Montreal Central, which is a kind of combination hotel-hostel on St. … Continue reading

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Palais-des-Congrès Furnished Suites

Here is a nice place we came across unexpectedly. The plan was to take the train from Quebec City to Montreal and stay there overnight before our flight back to San Antonio. Barbara Jean checked on-line and found this place. … Continue reading

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Make a run for the border.

Adventures in Big Bend Territory Spring break, and we took a break. Our second day in Big Bend territory we took the River Road Drive. Something under a hundred miles of roller coaster road that follows (and sometimes doesn’t) the … Continue reading

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Captain Morgan’s Retreat

A Fabulous Getaway As mentioned elsewhere. we were having dinner, we both agreed we needed to get out of the house. Barbara Jean is master of this sort of thing, and a couple of hours later she had us booked … Continue reading

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Coco Beach Lunch

The Great Lunch Expedition The night we arrived at Captain Morgan’s Retreat we had dinner at their restaurant, and it was most grand. For lunch the next day we figured there must be something besides. The literature we had showed … Continue reading

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