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Valentine’s Day Tea at English Meadow’s!
Valentine’s Day Tea at English Meadow’s!

Valentine’s Day Tea at English Meadow’s!

Today several volunteers and staff put together a fancy afternoon ‘Tea’ for the residents of English Meadow’s (also known as Elk’s Home). My parents have been living in this assisted living facility for the last two years, and we have…

Wine-pairing Lunches in Mendoza – Day 1 at Casarena
Wine-pairing Lunches in Mendoza – Day 1 at Casarena

Wine-pairing Lunches in Mendoza – Day 1 at Casarena

On each of our two days of wine touring in Mendoza, we had a late afternoon fancy lunch paired with wines from the respective winery.  Both of the restaurants we went to: Casarena and El Enemigo were among the best…

Winery Touring around Mendoza May 2018 (Day 1)
Winery Touring around Mendoza May 2018 (Day 1)

Winery Touring around Mendoza May 2018 (Day 1)

This is our third trip to Mendoza, and as we did on the last two trips, we took wine tours for a couple days with Vendimia Wine Tours.  Leo is the owner of Vendimia, and we used him the last…

Happy New Year 2018 from Orlando!
Happy New Year 2018 from Orlando!

Happy New Year 2018 from Orlando!

Happy New Year from the beautiful Hyatt Cypress Creek Resort in Orlando!  Like last year we stayed here for a 3 night ‘stay-cation’ and also had a wonderful time, despite the chilly weather this December and misty New Year’s Day.…

Birthday week: Steve UNO turns 55!
Birthday week: Steve UNO turns 55!

Birthday week: Steve UNO turns 55!

  Well, I turned the double nickel this week; another year older and another birthday out of town for work. I actually had a very good week away as I worked in rural Central Pennsylvania, not far from the Pennsylvania…

The Generous Pour and Hyatt – Great Combination!
The Generous Pour and Hyatt – Great Combination!

The Generous Pour and Hyatt – Great Combination!

I arrived home from Baltimore last night, quite a bit later than planned due to weather delays in the Orlando, and later Baltimore area; not uncommon for late afternoon in summer time.   That’s one reason I don’t like to…

Dinner night out in Johannesburg
Dinner night out in Johannesburg

Dinner night out in Johannesburg

After our morning tour of the K.Y.P. Village and Mandela House, I had a relaxing afternoon back at our hotel, The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, while Steve (DOS) went shopping with a few others from our AMA Waterways group. Later in…

Welcome to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel – Johannesburg
Welcome to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel – Johannesburg

Welcome to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel – Johannesburg

After arriving at our hotel in Johannesburg (actually the wealthy suburb of Sandton), we were immediately greeted in the lobby of the main building by the Manager and Assistant Manager, handing us each a welcome glass of  bubbly, and a…

Victoria Falls by Land, Sea, and Helicopter!
Victoria Falls by Land, Sea, and Helicopter!

Victoria Falls by Land, Sea, and Helicopter!

Ok, after a bit of a break from my work trip to Baltimore, I’m resuming the blog of our Africa trip, where I left off at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Our second and last day in Victoria Falls was a busy…

Sunset train ride over The Victoria Falls Bridge on the Bushtracks Express
Sunset train ride over The Victoria Falls Bridge on the Bushtracks Express

Sunset train ride over The Victoria Falls Bridge on the Bushtracks Express

On the last post we had just arrived into the town of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls itself is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, and I first remember hearing about it in my 4th grade geography class,…