Category Archives: vacationblogging

Cocktails in India

When you spend three and a half months in a place like India, as I just did, you begin to notice some trends. It’s not like you’ve really become a “native,” but you do start to get a sense of … Continue reading

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Mesa Verde

First time at Mesa Verde. Amazing place.

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Granada, part 2

The highlight of Granada is definitely the Nazrid Palace, which includes some of the most amazing, intricate Islamic art you will ever find. This photo comes from the baths, and shows how even the lightwells are an opportunity to dazzle: … Continue reading

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Granada, part 1

Granada, home of the Alhambra, is in the south of Spain, a hilly town, just out of sight of the Mediterranean, but within sight of the massive Sierra Nevada mountain range. Here Nora and Greta are walking down one of … Continue reading

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More sights in Córdoba

A few more pics from Córdoba. This is the “Roman Bridge.” Not sure quite how much of it is original Roman manufacture, but it was fun walking across to get a view of the city. Here’s the view from Alcázar … Continue reading

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The Great Mosque of Córdoba

The one sight I did not want to miss in Spain was the Cordoba mosque, one the best-preserved ancient mosques in the world. Arriving on Christmas, we couldn’t go inside, but here is a taste of what is to come: … Continue reading

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Barcelona

We’re in Spain for the holidays, having a great time. Some photos from our time in Barcelona: The Sagrada Familia cathedral — still unfinished, but quite impressive! The interior of the cathedral — light pouring in through stained glass. Some … Continue reading

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Campsite 1

Near Butter Gap, Pisgah National Forest

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Finally, back home!

… and our first meal is: grilled lamb with a mesclun salad

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A Philadelphia essential

I cheated a bit, this is a rather petite cheesesteak Greta cheated even more, with a sautéed mushroom sandwich

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Late dinner in Philadelphia

Duck Breast Heirloom tomato salad

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Bagel with Nova, CC, Capers

Boston

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PEI mussels

They are as good as they look.

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Green Gables

This is the house that inspired “Green Gables” in the mega-popular Anne of Green Gables novels. Anne’s room.

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PEI Sunset

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Lunch in Charlottetown, PEI

Trust me, there’s a crab roll under that arugula. Greta had some of the best Mac and cheese I’ve ever tasted.

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Lovely stroll in PEI

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Bay of Fundy tides are the real deal

Hall’s Harbour, NS

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This was even slower than waiting for the tides to change…

The food wasn’t bad here, but 3 hours for an appetizer and main course is a little too “relaxed” a pace for me.

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Bay of Fundy tides: First Attempt

The tidal shift here is the biggest in the world, but we showed up at high tide so you’d barely know it. Neat cliffs, though. Here is my attempt to document the tides. Pic 2 was taken 10 minutes after … Continue reading

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