Trips By Year

2021

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Windy and I, fully vaccinated, heading south for a few days of looking at something different.
Vaccination VayCay
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LA-Santa Barbara-San Luis Obispo-Morro Bay-Pinnacles National Park-3 nights at The Ranch-San Francisco-Sacramento-3 nights at Lake Tahoe-June Lake, Mammoth, Manzanar, Home Sweet Home.
2021 Memorial Day Road Trip
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Collection of posts referencing The Incident.
The Incident (Aug 2020-May 2021)

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2020

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The I-15, Road of Roadside Attractions
'20 Jun: Road Trip! LA-Vegas-LA

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2019

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Aloha for FLOWERS.
'19 Apr: Kauai
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It was 1984 when I sailed away from Helsinki Finland after a grueling work stint and, so exhausted, I cried for not having had the chance to visit St. Petersburg.
'19 Aug: St. Petersburg, Russia
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'Estonia..performs favorably in measurements of economic freedom, civil liberties, education, and press freedom. Citizens are provided with universal health care, free education..' and more!
'19 Aug: Tallinn, Estonia
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According to UNESCO, the Art Nouveau Capital of the World!
'19 Aug: Riga, Latvia
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I was here for the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way which was an excellent treat.
'19 Aug: Vilnius, Lithuania
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Back to the not-so-long-ago past, home of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
'19 Aug: Minsk, Belarus
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Lapland and the High Coast with Lill and her squad: Tony, Jim, Rick, Baby, Marita. Nice!
'19 Sep: around Sweden
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PHASE TWO at Per and Marita’s House. Eslöv, Lund, Lovestad-Kyrka-Sjöbo-etc, Malmö.
’19 Sep: Eslöv, Sweden
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YAY, Christmas and the following Thanksgiving.
'18-'19 Saint Paul, MN

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2018

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Six hours a day five days a week for three weeks: Spanish Class, total elapsed time 9am-4:30pm. Then excursions, parties, homework. Yikes is right.
'18 Feb: Puebla City, Mexico
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1) HoHo City Tour on the Turibus. 2) Monarch Migration and surrounding area
'18 Mar: Puebla City Excursions
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Oh goodie, back in the Garden Isle with a plan to visit all the Farmers Markets we can find.
'18 Apr: Kauai
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Windy and Darnelle and Travis and family. It's 100 degrees up in here.
'18 Aug: Austin, Texas
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First stop in a big city run through the East coast of South America. Here you'll find many of Rio's greatest hits.
'18 Sep: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Only four short nights.
'18 Oct: Asuncion, Paraguay
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2 nights in Argentina 1 night in Brazil 1 night in Argentina
'18 Oct: Iguazu Falls, Brazil and Argentina
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Two weeks of Spanish class and two weeks of fun.
'18 Oct: Montevideo, Uruguay
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Adventure by bus for two nights at an estancia, two nights in Paysandú, and two nights in Colonia de Sacramento.
'18 Nov: The Countryside, Uruguay
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A few days before Uruguay and then back in November. Also San Antonio de Arecos
'18 Oct-Nov: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Mostly with Michi in Chapala.
'18 Dec: Guadalajara Area, Mexico
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Last week in December and first week in January. Mostly KAI! Also a few days in August, another visit in September, and yes, mostly KAI.
'17-'18 Saint Paul, MN

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2017

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We visited churches this year since Easter was late and we could catch all the decorations.
'17 Apr: Kauai
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Driving around, catching up with Christa, and YAY the Merrie Monarch.
'17 Apr: Big Island
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Fantastic Sydney bookends to this trip. June 11-16 and July 29-August 3.
'17 Jun: Sydney
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Canberra June 16-20: The nation's capital, and Relatives! Melbourne June 20-23: A very fine city.
'17 Jun: Canberra and Melbourne
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Including a bus tour of the mountains. And it's cold. June 23-July 1.
'17 Jun: Tasmania
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Western Australia Camels and sunsets and a tour of the Danpier Peninsula - July 1-7.
'17 Jul: Broome
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The Northern Territory, Darwin+ and The Red Center. July 8-13 Darwin, Kakadu, Arnhemland. July 13-18 Alice Springs, Uluru.
'17 Jul: Darwin+ and The Red Center
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Queensland! Cairns, Port Douglas, Lady Elliot, and Brisbane, including two visits to The Great Barrier Reef! July 18-July 26 And then back to Sydney for my last few days.
'17 Jul: Queensland
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2007 With Ken and Bill and Cheryl. What's there to do in KC? I'll let you know! 2017 AND THEN The Total Eclipse Of The SUN!
'17 Aug and '07 May: Kansas City

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2016

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I'm hoping for some pictures of fish with my new underwater camera!
'16 Apr: Kauai
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This is going to be amazing.
'16 May: Galapagos, Ecuador
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From Cuenca to Quito and a week of homestay and Spanish class.
'16 May: Cuenca to Quito, Ecuador
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At home and a visit to Madison and The LAKE!
'16 Jun: Saint Paul, MN, and Beyond

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2015

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Mostly Manila plus a day trip to Tagaytay and the Taal Volcano and surrounding area.
'15 Jan: Philippines
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So cleeean...
'15 Jan: Singapore
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Sometimes I surprise myself ...Kuala Lumpur... interesting!
'15 Jan: Malaysia
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Oh my goodness, by road from Yangoon to Mandalay.
'15 Feb: Myanmar
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Chiang Mai: the Chiang Mai Flower Festival Parade and elephants.
'15 Feb: Thailand, mostly Chiang Mai
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Mostly Luang Prabang, a handsome and expectedly touristified UNESCO World Heritage town.
'15 Feb: Laos
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With Chris and Dave and TREES.
'15 Apr: Kauai
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OOOO LA LAA! Street Art of the 13th, with Brigitte and Knut at Versailles, with Windy at Giverny, with Darnelle and Tony in the Latin Quarter, the omg Sainte-Chapelle.
'15 Sep: Paris! week 1 w/W&D
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W/Lill: Mont Saint Michel and Chartres (Road Trip!), Champs Elysees (etc) and the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Montmartre; w/Windy: church tour; w/Windy and Darnelle: a fine outing with Tony. Also W&D …
'15 Sep: Paris! week 2 w/Lill and W&D
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Enjoying around Saint-Germain-des-Pres. Also the Pompidou; Deyrolle; Museum of the Army and Napoleon's Tomb; tours with Alain, Street Art, The Sewer Tour(!); Musees Carnavalet, Picasso; and Rodin; Jardin du Luxembourg
'15 Sep: Paris! week 3 w/Muriel
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A little of a lot of places I've already been; the gargoyles of Notre Dame; lunch and a walk-about with Tony; D-Day beaches of Normandy; Musee d'Orsay.
'15 Sep: Paris! week 4 w/Marsha, Kelly, Mindy

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2014

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Roger and Sandy, Wedded Bliss, and more.
'14 Feb: a Wedding in San Francisco
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ALOOOHA! Back in the bosom of the Garden Isle. Let's do BIRDS.
'14 Apr: Kauai
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Mostly Naxos and Santorini plus short visits to Piraeus, Delos, and Mykonos. Welcome to Greece!
'14 May: the Cyclades
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Rhodes and Symi, two very recommendable places.
'14 May: the Dodecanese
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Lefkada, Corfu, and a day trip to Romania(!), a day trip to Paxos and the Blue Caves, and the Monasteries of Meteora.
'14 Jun: the Ionians +More, and Meteora
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Nafplio, Mystras/Sparta, and Ancient Olympia, home of so many amazing archeological sites including Mycenae and Epidaurus.
'14 Jun: the Peloponnese

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2013

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Mostly Santo Domingo with a swing by Boca Chica during a first visit in a long time to a Caribbean island.
'13 Apr: The Dominican Republic
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Big Old American Cars and so much more.
'13 Apr: Cuba - Havana
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Visiting Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Playa de Guanabo, and Viñales, and dancing salsa with fine Cuban gentlemen.
'13 Apr: Cuba - the Countryside
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Aloha! and Congratulations! to Camas and Curt on their upcoming nuptials, which is why we're here in June instead of the usual March or April.
'13 Jun: Kauai
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When I told Kaitlin I was going to Ireland her eyes widened and brightly she exclaimed 'Leprechauns!'.
'13 Aug: Republic of Ireland
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Thanks to Stephen for all the interesting and lively conversation and helping make Belfast come alive.
'13 Aug: Northern Ireland
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Scotland: Edinburgh and Glasgow. Wales: Caernarfon, Conwy, and Cardiff.
'13 Aug: Scotland and Wales
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London, Salisbury, Stratford-Upon-Avon and many lovely places in between.
'13 Sep: London and the English Countryside
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A gathering...
'13 Sep: Santa Ynez
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