November was spent going around the world, with my first stop being Cape Town. I had two goals: quality time on the beach and visiting a township.
Both were accomplished: I spent a day at Sandy Bay Beach. Although I’d picked a B&B close to the beach – Chapman’s Peak Bed and Breakfast – […]
Wow… This month is flying by, and things are, at least for now, going pretty well.
I skipped out of town last weekend – driven out of town by the prospect of being within drum earshot (and only drum earshot) of a “music” stage set up to motivate the runners of the Berlin Marathon.
This month, for the first time since January, I had the time to take a vacation – leaving the boundaries of Berlin, hopping into metal tubes, and escaping to Immenstadt and Kiel – opposite ends of Germany, but fulfilling personal wishes to see friends and hit the beach.
I managed to spend three […]
I visited the Statue of Liberty, what could be more American than that?
On my way out of the office, one of my colleagues asked me if I was heading to the States – and I said, “no.” – but then I changed my answer: “Yes, I am actually going to the United States […]
I’m in Portland, Oregon. Home of so many wonderful things, including VooDoo Doughnuts, where good things come in pink boxes.
Pink boxes signal great doughnuts — and a long line, even at 5pm.
Three VooDoo Doughtnuts: The top is a “cock and balls”, then lower left is a dirty doughnut and on the […]
Monday was a great day: we visited the Ute Mountain Tribal Park.
The Ute Mountain Tribal Park is a park on the Ute Mountain reservation, and it surrounds Mesa Verde National Park – and it has a lot in common with Mesa Verde: spectacular scenery and cliff dwellings, to name two. It also lacks something […]
We toured the Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park.
Today we left New Mexico, heading north and straight to Mesa Verde National Park.
Tour groups ahead of ours at the Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde National Park.
Honestly, in my opinion, Mesa Verde National Park is probably the most beautiful piece of […]
The Four Corners — right at the center.
Today’s adventure took us (on this segment of the trip, I’ve been joined by Cynical Queer, but I was navel gazing when talking about the railroad, so he wasn’t introduced then) to the Four Corners Monument, which is nicely located at the corners of four states: […]
Guess what I toured…
So far my trip has been great, with one exception. I made all my tight connections (1 hour in Munich (Schengen to International (to the US on a US Flagged carrier)) and Washington (I had a spare 10 minutes before my flight boarded after completing Immigration, Customs, and TSA)) and […]
I’m just a couple days into a serious vacation – nothing I could get away with calling a “long weekend,” but an honest to go, using vacation days, vacation.
I won’t be back in Berlin for a while – instead I’m in Scotland with a friend. Our adventure starts with a few days in Edinburgh […]