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Europe 2017 – Summary, Part One

August 24 – November 15   This trip was unlike any that we have taken in the past.  Three major factors defined this difference: We would not, except for a brief period, be using a car for transportation We would not do any camping With the exception of our time with Francois, we would not […]

Europe 2017 – Montpellier, Part Six

October 27 – November 1 After parking in a lot just outside the walls of Aigues-Mortes, we walked through one of the large gates that enable access to the town and began our exploration.  A few blocks into our journey we hit a main square, surrounded by shops, restaurants and a small art gallery that […]

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 […]