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Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Eight

October 9 – 12, Sahagun to Ponferrada Breakfast at Viatoris the morning we left Sahagun was a delight with coffee, juice, a small wrapped pastry to take with us and the closer, thinly sliced Serrano ham on toast. Tanks full, we mounted up and took off for another day of riding through the Meseta, or […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Seven

October 6 – 9, Burgos to Sahagun We arrived just before noon at the Burgos bus station and walked the short distance to the municipal albergue we’d be using for our lodging. It didn’t open until 1pm and so we ordered a coffee from the handy bar across the street and talked for a bit […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Eight

June 9-24 We drove Bev out to the airport in the morning, returning to the Urban Homestead to clean up, do a load of laundry and finally get on the road close to noontime with a short two-hour drive down to Pittsburgh. Our stay for the night was at the Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport, actually located […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Los Angeles

  Timeline: October 3-5 We left the apartment Monday morning not long after Jessica and Kris took off for work, a routine we’ve grown used to in the last few years given our frequent trips here.  As we’ve done before we stopped at a Starbucks just off the I-580 around Livermore, then continued to the […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Portland – Part Two

  Timeline: September 12-14 With Brian off to work early Tuesday morning we spent a bit more time getting caught up with Colleen and then the three of us drove into downtown Portland for a stop at Powell’s, self-described as the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world.  And as one of our […]

South East Spring Swing, Mobile Part One

March 27-30 It began to rain pretty hard Sunday morning making the ride out to the airport to drop Lyndsay off a challenge with foggy conditions severe enough that staying in the lane was difficult.  We returned to the house to finish cleaning up, run a load of laundry (we’d forgotten to turn on the […]