Monthly Archives: May 2018

Road Trip…DuBois, Pennsylvania to Royal Oak, Michigan

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We are looking forward to visiting with friends scattered across the northern half of the United States, along with National Parks and other off-beat sites. There are a few firm dates and locations…

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New York: Nuptials and Noshing

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Landing in New York always makes my heart swell. This time, the added bonus was the wedding of friends.We enjoyed great food at Crispo, The Park, La Sirena and several little places in…

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Gulbenkian!

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Seven hills and so many neighborhoods and directions to explore. We were headed to the Gulbenkian Museum. We walked uphill (no surprise) this time on not so steep an incline. The road was…

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Exploring Lisbon’s Botanical beauty and a few museums too!

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Our morning walk included exploring the neighborhood of Chiado. We passed the Opera house (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos). In the square there was a stature of one of Portugal’s most prolific writers…

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Segunda means Monday, Who has a case of the Segundas?

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The sun shining, the temperature rising and several parks and kiosks were calling our names. Today was all about relaxing for a while at a park or miradouro and then moving to the…

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Lovely Lisboa on a Leisurely Sunday

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Today we took a long walk along the Tagus River. Yesterday, along with the thousands of girls waiting for a concert, there were thousands of people walking around with flags of all nations…

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From the Caminho to the Capital City…Lisboa here we come

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One last coffee in Santiago de Compostela and we left Spain to make Lisboa our base for the next few days. Unfortunately, there are not great direct travel options from Santiago. It is…

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Savoring Santiago: The day after

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Waking up and not filling our camelbaks or getting prepared to walk seems a bit odd, but nice. We actually ate a hotel breakfast with coffee and contemplated how to fill the day.…

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Camino Complete and some Compostela Comradery

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This morning we awoke with the roosters. No worries, all animals were accounted for; we had salad for dinner. Our final walk began early. We left as the sun was cresting the tree…

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Not ferry far to go

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We arrived with a band of pilgrims at the ferry station a little before 8:00am. There was a nice looking double decker ferry tied to the pier. Moments later, a small open rubber…

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