Monthly Archives: September 2013

Picture of the day – Falling leaf

For a long time, I have been the crazy lady that always has a camera in her hand or around her neck. 

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ROMANIA – Biertan, Sighisoara and Brasov

BIERTAN Biertan is home of the Fortified Church.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was the Evangelic Episcopal See for almost 300 years from 1572 – 1867.

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ROMANIA – Sibiu is located in the heart of Transyvania

Sibiu – this walled town in the heart of Transylvania was one of the most powerful and prosperous strongholds in Europe for hundreds of years.  Built in the 12th century by German settlers, is was also known as Hermannstadt.   Surrounded by … Continue reading

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ROMANIA – Timisoara, Victory Square and Redbugs

After leaving a rainy Serbia, we were delighted to have the sun come out as we crossed the border into Romania. Located in Western Romania, we arrive in Timisoara with a population of just over 300, 000 people around mid-morning. Greeted … Continue reading

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IN PICTURES: California coastline from San Luis Obispo to Carmel

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SERBIA – A country in transition, warts and all

In September 2011, we toured three countries in the Balkans.  Serbia was the second country we visited, following Bulgaria.  I wrote two separate blog entries about the first part of this trip, in Sophia and the Rila Monastery. Serbia has a long and turbulent history … Continue reading

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BODIE – A classic ghost town

Bodie was a thriving mining town in the late 1800’s.  Once home to 65 saloons and two churches, it was a bustling community of families, drunks, thieves, criminals, hard-working miners, gun slingers, prostitutes, and shop owners. Mixed in with a one-armed Sheriff, a school teacher, … Continue reading

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MAMMOTH LAKES – 10 things to do when there is no snow

We just returned from a week in the Mammoth Lakes area. Mammoth is located in the Sierra Mountains of Eastern California at an elevation just under 8,000 feet and a population just over 8,000 people.  I must admit that I … Continue reading

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Las Vegas – Trump International Hotel – All the glitz, none of the glamour

We spent the night at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas on our way home from Illinois.  It is rated a 5 star hotel, but I was sadly disappointed.  We booked through Priceline and were quoted $100 which was … Continue reading

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Visits from around the world

Writing a travel blog and sharing bits and pieces about our past, present and future travel plans has been a wonderful outlet. I am blown away by the amazing reach a simple travel blog can have. In just over 30 … Continue reading

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