Category Cultural Attractions (Museums, Historical Sites, Etc.)

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Six

October 4- 6, Santo Domingo to Burgos We walked just outside of the historic center of town and located Pension Miguel, heading up a flight of stairs to be greeted by a very enthusiastic proprietor who spoke Spanish only at a mile a minute but curiously, maybe because of the time we’ve spent here, I […]

I Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Four

September 28 – October 1, Puente La Reina to Logrono The River Arga We left Puente La Reina on a cool morning that warmed up fast, our good luck with weather holding steady, another great day for hiking with moderate temperatures and blue skies. On the way out of town we’d stopped briefly to take […]

Europe 2017 – Athens – Part Four

August 24 – 26 After our pizza snack, we walked through the Plaka to the Arch of Hadrian, which offers a neat framing device that many tourists take advantage of, either posing in front of the arch or making sure they get a bit of the Acropolis in the background. From there we continued north […]

Europe 2017 – Athens – Part Three

August 24 – 26 Up early as planned, our sleep pattern getting back to normal from the jet lag, we had breakfast downstairs (five euros apiece) and set out for the Acropolis around 8am.  We had purchased a combo ticket for 30 euros the day before (gaining us admission to it and other sites including […]

Europe 2017 – Athens – Part Two

August 24 – 26 We arose refreshed from the nap as we had hoped, set out to do some more exploring and to determine a route to the starting point for the walking tour we would take the next day with Athens Free Walking Tour.  We were to meet at 9am at a small church […]

West Coast Summer 2017 – The Wedding – Part Two

August 16-21 We closed out the picnic and followed the kids back to the B&B where the wedding party was staying in order to pick up the Honda and ferry it back to Potrero House as there was available parking there.  There we relaxed until it was time to head over to The Cheese School […]

West Coast Summer 2017 – Cisco Fest 2017-Part One

August 10-12 With the wedding of Jessica and Kris scheduled for the bay area in August, the other Cisco’s gracefully agreed to hold our annual gathering there, giving Joanna and I an opportunity to introduce them to part of a city we’ve come to know so well, Oakland.  We’d be staying at the Courtyard Marriott […]