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Europe 2019 Part Ten: Enjoying Our Last Week in Portugal

Jul 21, 2019
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Hanging Out in Figueira da Foz From the Algarve, we drive first to the town of Figueira da Foz which is located on the Atlantic…

Europe 2019 Part Nine – Exploring the Algarve

Jul 14, 2019
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Driving to the Algarve A scenic and virtually traffic-free, two-hour drive takes us from Seville to the little town of Luz in the western Algarve.…

Europe 2019 Part Eight: Sweating Our Way Through Southern Spain

Jul 11, 2019
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Holy Toledo The drive to Toledo from Zaragoza is long and tedious through mostly flat lands that give way to urban sprawl around Madrid which…

Europe 2019 Part Seven: Descending into Spain

Jul 4, 2019
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Climbing Over the Pyrenees We leave Albi and drive west toward the Pyrenees. Today is the first day of our entire trip (actually, the only…

Europe 2019 Part Six: Heading into Western France

Jul 2, 2019
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Dropping Off the Paintings Before we can properly start the vacation part of our vacation (as opposed to the exhibition part), we need to drop…

Europe 2019 Part Five: Surviving the Canicule in Style

Jul 1, 2019
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The Heat Wave Hits It’s all over the news—even back home. We get emails and Facebook messages about the French heatwave—the canicule. How are we…

Europe 2019 Part Four: Exhibition in the South of France

Jun 26, 2019
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We Arrive At Our New Home for Two Weeks By the time we pull into the driveway of our new home away from home, we’ve…

Europe 2019 Part Three – Arriving in the South of France

Jun 14, 2019
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Onwards to Colle-sur-Loup We have a short day of driving from Lyon to the tiny town of Colle-sur-Loup on the road leading north from Cagnes-sur-Mer…

Europe 2019 Part Two: Heading South to France

Jun 13, 2019
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Getting On the Road–Picking Up Our Leased Car Our two days in Amsterdam are a relaxing prequel to Phase 1 of the trip—a four-day, three-night…

Europe 2019 Part One: Jetting Off to Amsterdam

Jun 12, 2019
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It’s June of 2019 and time for another trip. Gregg and I have decided to make the most of our current health and the relative…

Top Memories in Europe – 2017

May 16, 2017
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Our five-week trip to Europe in 2017 was a whirl of professional development and business activities sprinkled liberally with many, many great travel experiences. Sometimes…

Bella Roma

Apr 30, 2017
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We are spending nine nights in Rome in April of 2017 during an exhibition of Gregg Simpson’s paintings at the Arte Borgo gallery just around…