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Sep 20, 2016 - Leaving Verona & Heading home from Venice

Tuesday, Sept 20, 2016 Leaving Verona & Heading home from Venice We checked out of the Juliet and Romeo Hotel in the afternoon and took a taxi to the train station. We were becoming experienced train travelers. The trip was just under one hour. It was a bright sunny day unlike the rainy day that had brought us to Verona. There are two stops for Venice. One is near the Marco Polo Airport and the other is right in the island city. We were ready to head home and our train ride terminated at the airport stop. We had booked the Best Western...

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Mar 12, 2016 - Getting There

We left on Saturday, March 12 for a car trip south. Unlike other years, we are traveling in our car which gets nearly 40 mpg. The RV at best gets 10 mpg when towing the car! It was a frosty morning and a deer was in our woods as we took off at 8AM. We planned to stay in Hampton Inns along the way down which would take four days with some long days of driving. As we got "South of the Border" it was more and more like spring and then summer and the last two days of traveling was in shorts and no coats nor even sweaters. Our third day came to...

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Oct 8, 2014 - Home in Webster

Jet lag said it was 2 in the afternoon when Tom arose at 8AM. He had a mission: get to the market and stock up on at least breakfast items. Wegmans was nearby and he got OJ, milk, fruit, and a sampling of Wegman’s version of croissants. They did not meet the “XAS” (Xavier Seal of Approval - recall Xavier who we met on out Africa Adventure). BUT Hegedorns “mini croissants” got the XSA! They were tender flaky and delicious. We now have some way to remember our wonderful trip to France back here at home with these fine pastries!

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Our France Adventure

Aug 8, 2014 - Getting Ready

It takes at least two days to get the RV packed and ready to roll and having done so on wednesday and Thursday, we were now ready to leave for our trip to Amherst, MA where out daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons live. We are leaving Amherst for the camping trip on Saturday so we can feast on lobsters from the snack shack at Recompence Shore Campground on Saturday night.

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Jun 14, 2014 - Highlights, reflections, and recompilation

Now that we have actually arrived home and have begun to "get back to normal," everyone asks, "What was your favorite part?" Actually the entire trip was wonderful, but the 20 pictures are the highlights of the nature, the people, the animals and our accommodations. Reflections and recompilation As I (Tom) sit in the Quito International Airport waiting to check-in for our flight, I am reminded that this is indeed a 3rd World Country. We have been traveling with guides who are middle-class citizens. The middle class is a small minority, yet...

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Apr 24, 2012 - Webster

Monday, April 23 The kids slept in and did a lot of catching up with their parents, and then went to school about 11:00. We saw that there was a blizzard warning for western New York (late April!), so decided to take it easy, cook dinner, and drive home in better weather the next day, arriving home finally about 2:00pm. What a vacation to remember!

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Nov 4, 2011 - Getting Ready

It is only 12 hours before we begin our month-long adventure in the Southern Hemisphere. The map of Argentina shows out itinerary for the first week. Then it is to Antarctica (after a few days in Buenos Aires) on a small ship (120 passengers) to explore the wild life and ice.

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Mar 10, 2011 - Reflections on a Trip

March 10 Reflections We both agreed that this trip to Florida was the best yet of the many we have experienced over the past 6 years. Having our own car with the kayak racks has contributed a lot to this "best yet" experience. This gave us the freedom to go out to dinner, to the grocery store and to launch the kayaks in remote places that the RV would have been able to get to, but with a bit more difficulty. We have also changed our style of "camping." Instead of packing up and moving to a new environment after a few days, we stayed put in...

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Apr 16, 2010 - Still home Friday, April 16, 2010

We have been planning for months, and Africa is coming up so fast. We had to get extra blank pages added to our passports (who knew we'd ever run out!), and Zambian visas from the embassy in Washington, so now we feel ready. We will visit Cape Town for the first week, then fly to Maun, Botswana where we will stay for a week in (very nice sounding, run by Abercrombie and Kent) safari camps in the Okavango Delta, then on to Zambia at Victoria Falls and continuing on more safari there. Tom is ready for any photos that come along with 26...

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Our Africa Adventure

Jan 3, 2010 - Off We Go!

The RV is packed and we are ready to head out on the snowy roads. We hope to make it to Winchester, VA where we'll stay in a hotel since the RV is still winterized and has no water supply (just "pink fluid"). It is strange to see the kayaks covered with snow. Early morning update! We arose this morning at 5AM (Jan, 3) to a winter storm warning with blowing and drifting, blizzard-like conditions. The lake effect has really revved up its engine so we just went back to bed. Our departure is probably delayed by a day. Noon Update! Breaking news...

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Florida Keys 2010

Oct 8, 2009 - Epilog & Reflections

Epilog & Reflections Thursday, October 8 After 3 weeks, 2300 pictures and 800 miles by car, we are home and can reflect on our trip to England and Wales. We whisked through London and many of its sights, had a brief view of Oxford and Blenheim Palace, and spent some quality time in the Cotswolds where we actually found a pleasant afternoon walk. Wales with its bilingual road signs (ARAF means SLOW) was where we explored the amazing Trefriw Woolen Mills where the raw wool from the sheep goes through the entire process and the final woven...

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