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Armenia, Columbia

2019-12-10T21:50:18-08:00October 15th, 2019|Columbia|

Armenia is in the coffee axis of Columbia.  Remember, Columbia is lush and green, wonderful for growing cocaine and marijuana.  Locals were not thrilled at the prospect of planting coffee in the late 90's, because [...]

Bogotá, Columbia

2019-12-10T19:41:52-08:00October 13th, 2019|Columbia|

Bogotá, Colombia, doesn’t always give gringo travelers the greatest first impression.  The high altitude (8,660 ft.) creates frequent grey and dreary skies, and the weather is reliably chilly.  Tourism is still a novelty here - [...]

Nashville, TN

2019-12-03T13:46:39-08:00October 10th, 2019|Tennesee|

Nashville is the capital, and some would say the heart of Tennessee.  The population of around 700,000 swells with tourists who come for the music, the food and the party attitude.

Johnny Cash in Nashville

2019-12-02T19:49:19-08:00October 7th, 2019|Tennesee|

Johnny Cash (1932-2003) is Mike's favorite singer, so we definitely had to spend a few hours in the Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville. Raised by cotton farmers during the Great Depression, he learned how to [...]

Broadway Shows in NYC

2019-11-24T15:05:39-08:00October 5th, 2019|New York|

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) pulls together a group of donors annually to experience theater outside Seattle.  Live theater has a visceral bond between the performers and the audience.  The way the audience gasps, laughs, claps [...]

CIA in Hyde Park, NY

2019-11-18T16:37:01-08:00September 27th, 2019|New York|

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) was founded after WWII as a vocational training school for returning vets to learn renumerative skills.  Now with three American satellite campuses as well as one in Singapore, it's [...]

West Point, NY

2019-11-25T18:40:26-08:00September 27th, 2019|New York|

West Point is the oldest continuously occupied military post in the United States. Located on the Hudson River in New York, West Point was identified by General George Washington as the most important strategic position [...]

Sleepy Hollow in New York

2019-11-24T16:57:24-08:00September 26th, 2019|New York|

About thirty miles north of Manhattan lies the village of Sleepy Hollow, in Westchester County, NY.   American writer Washington Irving penned the Legend of Sleepy Hollow in 1820, part of a book of short stories [...]

FDR Presidential Library, NY

2019-11-17T16:03:58-08:00September 26th, 2019|New York|

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, NY in a home that he later extensively remodeled and expanded.  He called it "Springwood",  just because it was fashionable to name one's mansion back in the [...]

Storm King, NY

2019-11-17T13:03:00-08:00September 25th, 2019|New York|

Storm King Art Center, named after its proximity to Storm King Mountain, is a 500-acre outdoor museum located in New York’s Hudson Valley, where visitors can hike amid large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions under open [...]

Castles, Castles and Castles

2019-11-16T15:34:20-08:00September 22nd, 2019|Scotland|

Aside from Edinburgh and Stirling Castle, we also saw Dunnotar, Doune, Drum, Dunrobin, Cragievar, Eilaen Donan, Crathes, Dunfermline Abbey and Holyrood Palace.  To be honest, they did start to blur a bit after a while.  [...]