Travel Lore and Other Stories

Sunday, October 8, 2006

Visions of Scotland --

I traveled to this marvelous, wee country back in 1991, spent two weeks there and from that time on have wanted to return. I may get my wish next year. I had actually hoped to make the trip this year but with my new job had to put the trip on hold. It's been over a year since I posted in the travel... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Alone and Poor in Salzburg on Thanksgiving Day

Years ago – during the fall of 1986 – I spent a wonderful semester traveling and studying in Europe. I enjoy many vivid memories of my time there, but one that I was pondering again today was of the short time we spent in Austria. Our journey there was towards the end of the semester, and I was flat... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Traveling Back in Time to Memories of Grandma and Grandpa

I remember summers when my sister and I would take the Amtrak train from San Luis Obispo, CA to Los Angeles to visit our grandparents. It was a summer tradition, and we thought we were hot stuff! We would say good bye to our parents at the train station, and board the train -- so excited we could... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 31, 2004

And How Would You Like Your Steaks Cooked?

Picture this: an entire raw carcass of beef resting peacefully in a rusted old grocery cart wedged between several cars in the middle of a dirt packed parking lot, with exhaust belching cars just a few yards away furiously speeding along a main thoroughfare in downtown Tashkent. Forget about tables... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Tea. . . warming the heart in Kazakhstan!

I think, perhaps, the best cup of tea in my life was experienced in Kazakhstan. I was just there for a brief overnight stay, but my time was packed with so many memory making moments, one of which was my morning “bowl” of tea. In reminiscing over these moments, I remember the power being turned off... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Clara Barkin' the Mutt's trip from Michigan to California

I convinced my dog to tell of her experiences in traveling from Michigan to California a few months ago. She was reluctant, but with a little help from me, she finished it. Quite frankly, she'd rather be chewing on rawhide, or digging up the garden, than writing stories, but nonetheless she hopes... Sign in to see full entry.

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