Category Archives: Trips

Kansas City & West — Day 6 (Eureka Springs)

       What a fantastic day! We  today drove from Branson into nearby Arkansas (I needed to add Arkansas to my list of US states visited), to the town of Eureka Springs. What a gem! The town is positively adorable, with … Continue reading

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Kansas City & West — Day 5 (Branson, MO)

      After leaving Kansas City, we headed southeast to Branson, Missouri, the entertainment capital of the midwest. We are staying at a Wyndham Resort for two nights — great accomodations for only $95 per night. After checking in, we headed … Continue reading

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Kansas City & West — Day 4 (Farewell to Kansas City)

      On our last day in Kansas City we spent the morning with the chorus at the National World War I Museum, entertaining visitors to the museum. It was really special and was much appreciated by the patrons and the … Continue reading

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Kansas City & West — Day 3 (Competition)

       Today was spent primarily at the Sprint Center. We competed this morning at about  11 AM, and then watched the remainder of the Chorus Competition until tonight. I was extremely disappointed that we did not score higher, but we are … Continue reading

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Kansas City & West — Day 2 (Kansas City Sights)

      Today began with severe thunderstorms and torrential rain in the wee hours of the morning. By the time I went to chorus practice the rain had subsided to showers. When practice was over, the rains were gone and the … Continue reading

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Kansas City & West – Day 1 (Kansas City Arrival)

     Our uneventful flight on Southwest got us here at 10:30 AM. After checking in, we picked up our rental car and drove back to the Aladdin Hotel, an Art Deco masterpiece which was recently restored to its 1925 glory. … Continue reading

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A weekend in Lower Manhattan

      We spent a NYC weekend entirely in Lower Manhattan, Chelsea and south. Although the weather was not particularly good (clouds, fog, and some drizzle), we managed to enjoy the area immensely, discovering several new places in the process.      … Continue reading

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Vancouver & Alaska – Summary & Aftermath, continued

     This will be my final post regarding our trip to Vancouver and Alaska Cruisetour.         Several other wrap-up questions were asked, at the conclusion of our trip, and here are the results:            Favorite park: (available choices … Continue reading

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Vancouver & Alaska – Summary and Aftermath

     Now that we are back, it’s always a good idea to reflect on the trip specifics, before we forget. Therefore, we always do an assessment of the highlights, which I will relate over the next two days.  Here they … Continue reading

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Vancouver & Alaska – Day 14

      Unfortunately, our trip is drawing to a close. However, because we are scheduled to take the red-eye, we had the majority of today to spend in Fairbanks. We decided to take a cab out to the Museum of the … Continue reading

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