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West Coast Spring 2018 – Nashville, Part Three

May 14 – 17 With not much on the agenda for the day but to drive to Lynchburg for our scheduled tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery, we drove two blocks down Fatherland to a cool looking coffee shop we’d noticed, The Post East.  We parked out front and went it, scanning the menu as […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Nashville, Part Two

May 14 – 17 Our first stop of the afternoon was the Parthenon (Nashville).   A full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens, it was designed by Confederate veteran William Crawford Smith and constructed in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Originally built of plaster, wood, and brick, it was not intended to […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Nashville, Part One

May 14 – 17 We set out as planned on Monday morning, hitting the freeway right around 9am and settled in for the first of many such drives on a trip that would take us somewhere in the vicinity of 10,000 miles.  It was a nice weather for driving and we’d enjoy similar days throughout […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – It Begins

May 14 – 17 Upon our return from Cycle North Carolina I prepared for my last few days of working on campus and on Wednesday went there to be one of the featured speakers at the retirement celebration of a valued co-worker and friend, Jim Kay.  He was one of our most important hires for […]

Montreal 2018 – Part Three

April 12-16 With the wedding scheduled to start in the early afternoon, we were up pretty early and with coffee made, laid into the “Francois” breakfast we’d assembled, Dillon requesting it as it reminded him of the picnic we’d had in Paris in 2015 with his then girlfriend Simone, Beverly, Francois and myself. With temperatures […]

Europe 2017 – Barcelona, Part Two

November 12-15 After breakfast in the apartment, we set out for the 20-minute walk to Casa Mila.  Followers of this blog will recognize our fascination with Antoni Gaudi (much like with Frank Lloyd Wright) and this would mark the third time on this trip we’d visited a building he was responsible for or had some […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Seven

June 9-24 As planned, we left for the West Side Market after a light breakfast at Urban Homestead, and arrived ready for some treats. The market is the kind of place that you wish was close to where you lived, as the array of fresh meat, vegetables, and produce is mind-boggling. We walked up and […]