Tag Archives: travel

Lofty Heights

In an earlier post I briefly introduced the Meteora in Greece. Located about a 4-hour drive north of Athens, Meteora is a stunningly beautiful area of giant rock pillars.  I read somewhere that the word itself means “lofty” or “elevated”, … Continue reading

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Doors As Art

I was going to park this post in respect for the message written today by Norm Frampton on Thursday Doors … until I got to the end.  So, as requested, this post is intended to highlight a little more of … Continue reading

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A Rose By Any Other Name …

I just returned from a road trip back to my home town for a class reunion.  This year we are all 60 years old and this reunion was a big birthday party to celebrate our survival this long. However this post … Continue reading

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W = Washington, DC

In 1999, our family vacation took us to Washington, DC.  This was a trip full of highlights visiting all the landmarks we knew so well from television and photos, but one in particular stands out. The mood at the Viet … Continue reading

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V = Vignettes

A vignette is a brief but powerful scene. A good vignette leaves you wanting more.  …. from vocabulary.com Rather than choosing one city for the letter V, I’ve selected a  vignette from 3 different cities.  No story, no commentary, just … Continue reading

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U = Ucluelet, Canada

We’re into the final stretch of the A-Z Challenge and it’s been a difficult one trying to juggle these daily posts, problems with internet access at home, and general life obligations.  I have a growing backlog of things to catch-up on … Continue reading

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T = Toronto, Canada

I had to give a lot of thought to what city I would feature for the letter *T*, and selecting my adopted city of Toronto became an obvious choice. A couple of years ago, I realized that although I had travelled … Continue reading

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S = Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

I’ve written several times in previous blog posts about climbing Kilimanjaro in 2009, but our adventure in Tanzania did not end there.  Our week on the famous mountain was then followed by a week on the Serengeti. In preparing for … Continue reading

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Q = Québec City, Canada

Did you really think I wasn’t going to bring up Québec, again?  I mean, really! There aren’t that many *Q* cities. In 2015, we were back in Québec for my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday and the beautiful weather gave us the opportunity to play tourist … Continue reading

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P = Prague, Czech Republic

The first time I ever heard of the city of Prague was in 1968.  I was only 12 years old listening to radio and TV reports of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and I wondered whether the world would go to war. It never occurred to me … Continue reading

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