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Day tour of Monticello
Day tour of Monticello

Day tour of Monticello

Our Charlottesville mini-getaway continues with a visit to the mountainside estate of Monticello, home of the third U.S. President, Thomas Jefferson (link to Monticello’s official site). While DOS and I have both been to Monticello previously and separately, it was…

Disney World weekend with Jane and Jess from Australia.
Disney World weekend with Jane and Jess from Australia.

Disney World weekend with Jane and Jess from Australia.

Steve (DOS) and I spent an enjoyable Cinco de Mayo Weekend at Disney World with our friends Jane and Jess visiting from Australia. I had met Jane (the mother) on a cruise in Australia nearly 20 years ago, and more…

Since Cape Town . . .
Since Cape Town . . .

Since Cape Town . . .

Wow has it been a busy time since we got back from South Africa.  I have really gotten behind on this blog (along with just about everything else), but we are both alive and well.  After returning from a big…

Last night in Cape Town
Last night in Cape Town

Last night in Cape Town

On our last day day at 21 Roux Street, we checked out of our luxurious guesthouse around 11am.  After one last breakfast, we said bye to our hosts and owners Peter and Bradley, while continuing on to our hotel in…

Day Three of Wine Touring and Lunch at VIK!
Day Three of Wine Touring and Lunch at VIK!

Day Three of Wine Touring and Lunch at VIK!

Today was our third and last day of wine touring thru the beautiful Chilean wine country.  Like on previous days, we had a full breakfast at the hotel, which is especially important if you’ll be tasting wines most of the…

Chilean Wine Touring with Jose – Day Two
Chilean Wine Touring with Jose – Day Two

Chilean Wine Touring with Jose – Day Two

On our second full day of wine touring, we awoke to a beautiful sunrise view over the vineyards and distant Andes Mountains at our hotel, TerraVina in Santa Cruz, Chile.  While yesterday was overcast and rainy all day, today was…

Touring the Chilean Wineries – Day Uno
Touring the Chilean Wineries – Day Uno

Touring the Chilean Wineries – Day Uno

On our first day of wine touring, we went to two wineries plus had a wine pairing lunch at a third.  After having a full breakfast in the hotel, we packed up and checked out of our hotel, the Hyatt…

Day tour to the Andes Mountains
Day tour to the Andes Mountains

Day tour to the Andes Mountains

Our first full day of touring in Mendoza was an excursion to the beautiful Andes Mountains, which we had previously arranged with Leo, owner of Vendimia Wine Tours.  This is our third trip to Mendoza and we have used Leo’s…