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Even the best laid plans... Vienna

Vienna is a beautiful, bustling, historic city, full of note-worthy architecture and schnitzel.  Without a doubt, the type of location that is a must see.  But for Terry and I, we had one of those travel moments that fell flat, despite our extensive research and the wisdom of our faithful travel guide book.   969 more words


A day at the beach

Curving roads. Empty roads. Surrounded by greenery roads. With arching trees and creeping vines. Like a grand entrance beckoning us, offering so much more in the great beyond. 854 more words


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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 455

California, chapter 4

San Diego

When we first said we were heading to California, most everybody who had been there said that we really must go to San Diego, so we did, and I’m not always one to do something just because everyone says do it, but it must be pretty good if y’all are talking it up were my thoughts. 295 more words


Splish, splash, we were taking a bath... in Budapest

During our visit to Budapest, we decided to journey to one of the popular thermal baths, housed in the chic Gellert hotel and spa.  Rumored to be more like swimming in a museum than a pool house, the spa boasts 12 various pools, ranging in size and temperature.   844 more words


Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 454


Just a quick note to say it would be terribly, awfully awesome if you, as a reader of this blog thingymabob where ever in the world you may be, went to… 28 more words


Tick, tock, I'm a clock

Some people love gold.  Others precious jewels.  I, on the other hand, am a sucker for a good clock.  Our trip to Vienna and Prague delivered big time in this area, providing mechanized clocks as spectacular and mesmerizing today, as they were when built centuries ago. 630 more words


Hu Shan Great Wall 虎山长城

This is where the Great Wall begins. And I didn’t known it at the time but later on I looked at this place from Google Maps and I noticed that this part of the Great Wall is a short segment that ends on both sides. 162 more words