For the second year in a row, the Mother Earth News Fair had me surrounded by people who get me.
This past weekend I had the pleasure of doing two things I thoroughly enjoy: Hanging out in airports and visiting new cities. I had hours to walk around and explore airports. I read. I wrote blog posts. I started my next short story. It was the ultimate gift of time. My trip was to attend the… Continue reading New Traveling Adventure
My interactive foreign zoo experiences continued when I spent a week in Berlin. With that much time to sight-see, a zoo stop had to be on the itinerary. The Berlin zoo was larger than the Paris zoo, and a little more modern. The animals had more space, and there was an attempt to give them… Continue reading German Elephant
I have gone to the zoo in as many places that I’ve traveled as possible. It started with my first foreign location – Paris. I was inadvertently spoiled when it came to zoos simply by being born where I was. Our zoo is called “the world-famous San Diego Zoo.” I figured it was hyperbole, like… Continue reading Paris Zoo
This past weekend, I got to go to a new-to-me part of my hometown - beautiful Mount Laguna. Technically I'd been there before, but it was at night to see a meteor shower, so I saw none of the gorgeous landscape. Mt. Laguna is at 6,000 feet above sea level, and a mere 40 minutes… Continue reading Mt. Laguna
When we last left my Milan adventure, I had gotten on the wrong bus, walked a couple of miles in the July heat to my hotel, and had my first (of three) gelatos in my 24 hour trip. After eating dinner and buying postcards to send back home, I returned to my room. I was… Continue reading Milan Part Two
The goat farm contest got me thinking about the very first dairy I ever visited. It resulted from my unusual television watching while in England. During my second year abroad, when I was living in my studio flat, I had a television and a receiver that allowed me to view three stations. As a result… Continue reading British Bovines
One of my absolute favorite weekend getaways that I took while living in England was a whirlwind trip to Milan. With the way the cheap fares worked out, I was only in the city for 24 hours ... and it was magnificent, too magnificent to fit into a single post. As with all my trips, there… Continue reading Magnificent Milan