Archive for September, 2008

London!

Ahhhhh, London – our favorite city on earth and always the last stop on our trip. Always a treat to gaze on the clock tower (with Big Ben inside), especially at night. Not to be outdone by a spin on the London Eye, even under threatening skies. And fun architecture with flowers spilling over everything.Cheers! […]

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Rome!

Well, Rome has a little bit of everything….. Ruins… Gladiators… Fun fountains… Performance artists… Amore… Family… And style: lots and lots of style. Rome has almost as much going for it as Amelia Island!

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Venice!

Eye candy – everywhere you look.

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Accelerating Through Italy

Because there’s so much fun stuff going on in Fernandina right now and my vacation shots are gratuitous anyway… Here we are braving the elements on the boat trip back from Locarno. A bit windy, a bit rainy and a bit cold but way fun anyway.I’m personally responsible for sending the kids of these gelato […]

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A Soggy Day in Switzerland

But an atmospheric look at the Alps. We took a train ride up through the Alps to Locarno, Switzerland and then a boat trip all the way back down Lake Maggiore to Stresa. And no one would give me a Switzerland stamp for my passport. How disappointing. I pondered buying a postage stamp and sticking […]

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A Chinese Peacock

In the gardens of Isola Bella about a quarter mile off the shores of Stresa in Lake Maggiore. You should click on the link to read about it if for no other reason than to enjoy the interesting translation that Babelfish or some other service has provided. It really is a beautiful palace (of the […]

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Innkeeper Discussions Stresa, Italy

We stayed at a lovely 20 room bed and breakfast called La Fontana in the resort town of Stresa, on Lake Maggiore. Here I am with the owner, Giuseppe, comparing notes after dinner one evening and – wouldn’t you know it – innkeeper issues are pretty much the same in Stresa as they are in […]

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Milan Train Station

Other than the flight over, we did the entire trip by train or on foot. Gee whiz, they sure do know how to connect the transportation dots in Europe. Hey, let’s try that at home, shall we?

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I’m Ba-aaaack

Ciao! This is the first of probably several gratuitous vacation shots. My walks for the last couple of weeks were taken in Italy and England. This particular walk was atop the amazing duomo (cathedral) in Milan: the most amazing structure that I have ever seen. I have about 200 photos of it but I’ll spare […]

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Blog on Vacation

Whoopsie. Forgot to mention that the blog would be on vacation for a little bit. Please enjoy the last 19 months worth of entries until Theresa’s Walk resumes in a couple of weeks. Or you can just enjoy our Labor Day Jumpers… Ciao

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