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  • Two Cities ~ Two Countries

    My wife and I recently visited Niagara Falls this past August in our quest to escape some of the summer heat.  I had been there two earlier times as a child and a parent.  The town of Niagara has seen… Continue reading → […]

  • Vacationing in Andalucia, Spain

    We took our first Spanish vacation in Andalusia. It is the southern most area of Spain and boarders the Mediterranean Sea on the south and the Atlantic on the west.  The the Mediterranean beach area is called Costa del sol.… Continue reading → […]

  • Cruising the Guadalquivir River

    The Guadalquivir River is the fifth longest river in Spain and the only navigable river in the country.  At one time ships could travel all the way to Cordoba, but silt has filled in many places.  Today river craft are… Continue reading → […]

  • Jardines de Catalina de Ribera

    Not far from the Saville Cathedral are part of the gardens of the Alcázar.  In 1920 these gardens were created in two parts, one called the Jardines de Catalina de Ribera, named after its benefactress.  It has a statue and… Continue reading → […]

  • Saville Cathedral (Catedral de Santa María de la Sede)

    The Catedral de Santa María de la Sede, Saville Cathedral, originally started out as a mosque built in 830 AD. This was later supplanted by a larger mosque completed in 1198.  The Christianization of the mosque began with the conquest… Continue reading → […]

  • Gibraltar in 2019

    Gibraltar, is a unique geographical outpost of the United Kingdom.  Located on the tip of Spain, it is close to North Africa.  The “Rock” has provided a military strategic advantage for centuries dating back to the Moors and the latest… Continue reading → […]

  • Fall Leaves in Florida

    Yes, central Florida does have a fall season; it happens to be in December and January.  The colors are the same as you would find in the northern part of North America, but without the hills, mountains and miles of… Continue reading → […]

  • Hotdoggers drive Wienermobile

    Watching the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile go down the street is something that will catch your eye.  The first Wienermobile was created in 1936 by Karl Mayer, nephew of Oscar Mayer, founder of the company.  There are six Wienermobiles that crisscross the… Continue reading → […]

  • Grand Ole Oprey

    The beginning of the what is now Grand Ole Opry began in 1925 at the National Life and Accident Insurance Company, moving from place to place until it found its “permanent” home at the Ryman Auditorium in 1943.  Country talent… Continue reading → […]

  • Honkey Tonk

    The general honkey tonk area of Nashville runs from second through fifth streets on along Broadway.  The buildings have become historical landmarks and can be modernized from the inside, but must remain the same on the outside, some dating back… Continue reading → […]