Flashback: Yosemite

This past September, we vacationed in Yosemite National Park, hiking all around the park. We also visited two old world groves of the stunning, giant sequoia, in Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park in California. These are two of the oldest and largest living organisms on the planet, literally thousands of years old. No words. I was also… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Day Four

This (August 21) post is backdated to the date it happened. Today we drove out to see Hoover Dam. We stopped to have breakfast. Steve melted in the parking lot. All that remains is his hat to shield his little bald head from getting sunburned.We drove over the dam, but for security reasons, cars are checked, and the dam… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Day Three

This (August 21) post is backdated to the date it happened. Steve went running early this morning. He started before the sun came up when it was only in the 90’s. He reported that on his run down to the famous Las Vegas sign on the strip, he encountered a woman staggering back to her hotel wearing one high heel… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Day One

This (August 21) post is backdated to the date it happened. We arrived in Sin City late afternoon. The temperature was 99º—but it was a dry heat. Riiiight! So why did we come to Las Vegas, which is not at all one of our favorite cities? Well, my dear friend Mark had 2 extra tickets to Barbra Streisand. Astonishingly, Barbra… Continue reading

Never Tell Steve…

When we travel to a new city, we just walk, walk, walk. We walk everywhere. Such was the case when we arrived in Dublin, Ireland. Ah! I loved Ireland! Our walkabout took us unexpectedly to the campus of Trinity College which was established in 1592. These are just two of the photos I shot while we were briefly on the… Continue reading

San Fransisco Apartment

I have finally returned to Atlanta after visiting our apartment in San Fransisco for almost 2 months. I’m astonished at the heat and humidity of Atlanta, even though I have previously experienced it for years and years. Somehow, after spending weeks in temperatures ranging from the low 50’s to the occasional very low 70’s with delightfully low humidity, the Atlanta… Continue reading

Alaska Inside Passage: Day 9 – Travel Juneau to Atlanta (Sunday)

I originally thought this would be just another boring travel day spent couped up in jets. Well, it was. But we did have a little excitement in the Juneau Airport. Delta had to bump a number of people from the plane, which was sold out. In fact, they were offering $1,000 to 8 passengers who volunteered to take a different… Continue reading