Monthly Archives: July 2009

Travel Quotation 70 – Anatole France

      Former Nobel Prize Laureate (Literature), Anatole France, said,               "Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe."             This is a very interesting statement. It implies that man’s basic nature involves moving … Continue reading

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Architectural Wonders of the Eleventh (11th) Century

     Now, we are really going back in time. These places date to the 1000’s, and yet they are still present in our consciousness and in our memories if we travel. Imagine! These structures have lasted, some with restoration, of … Continue reading

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Travel Quotation 69 – Clifton Fadiman

     Writer, critic, and game-show host, Clifton Fadiman, once wrote,              "When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable."            This is … Continue reading

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Travel Quotation 68 – Charles Kuralt

     The famous reporter who made a career of avoiding the interstates and choosing small country roads, said, during one of his famous CBS News segments of On the Road,               "Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now … Continue reading

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13 Things To Do in Vienna, Austria

       Vienna is famous, of course, as the home of the Strausses, and, appropriately, the waltz. It was also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire for many years and still reflects the power and wealth of these times in … Continue reading

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California 2009

     Day 14 – July 13, 2009         Today we drove from Red Bluff to our midway point, Tulare, CA, in the central valley, south of Fresno.  We decided to make a detour, since we were doing so well … Continue reading

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California 2009

     Day 13 — July 12, 2009         We spent the entire day in Lassen Volcanic National Park, a treasure of incredible scenery and geological history. We saw the excellent introductory film (20 minutes) in the Visitor Center before … Continue reading

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California 2009

     Day 12 — July 11, 2009          Today we drove from Wine Country to Northern California and the town of Red Bluff, one of the gateways into Lassen Volcanic National Park. En route, we packaged and shipped our … Continue reading

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California 2009

     Day 11 – July 10,2009          On our last full day in Wine Country, we went to our final three vineyards, mainly to buy the remainder of the wine that we plan to ship home. We first visited … Continue reading

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California 2009

       Day 10 – July 9, 2009           We began our Napa Valley day with a visit to the Hess Collection Winery, a place highly recommended by several travel guides. We only did the tasting, half-price since we had coupon, … Continue reading

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