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Summer in Roanoke – August 2020
Summer in Roanoke  – August 2020

Summer in Roanoke – August 2020

This year in 2020 has been like no other we’ve ever experienced, thanks to the COVID-19 which is plaguing the world. Like everyone else we are dealing with it the best we can. Fortunately I retired last December and no…

July Road Trip to Roanoke!
July Road Trip to Roanoke!

July Road Trip to Roanoke!

It’s now July 17th and Steve DOS and I have been to my hometown of Roanoke for a week now. This is the first trip we’ve taken since March, when we were last here and flew home in the midst…

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…

Welcome to 400 West High Street Charlottesville, Virginia!
Welcome to 400 West High Street Charlottesville, Virginia!

Welcome to 400 West High Street Charlottesville, Virginia!

My Birthday celebration week continues! Steve (DOS) and I departed my home town of Roanoke, Virginia around noon for a 3 day getaway to Charlottesville (link via Wikipedia.) Charlottesville, Virginia, is a couple hour’s drive from Roanoke, and has a…

Back from China, and on to Roanoke.
Back from China, and on to Roanoke.

Back from China, and on to Roanoke.

Happy first day of Summer here in Florida! Steve (DOS) and I are back from our China trip and I’m a bit behind catching up on this blog (and everything else) since we’ve been back, but will follow-up and fill…

Return to South Africa – the Adventure Begins!
Return to South Africa  – the Adventure Begins!

Return to South Africa – the Adventure Begins!

After having such an enjoyable time last year on our AMA Waterways Africa cruise/tour, Steve (DOS) and I are returning to South Africa once again, this time on our own.  Including travel, our nearly three week trip, unlike last year’s…

Exquisite Food and Wine-pairing dinner at Armani’s
Exquisite Food and Wine-pairing dinner at Armani’s

Exquisite Food and Wine-pairing dinner at Armani’s

Last night we had one of if not the best Food and Wine pairing dinners we’ve ever had.  We ate at Armani’s in the Grand Hyatt, Tampa Bay, where we are staying for the weekend.  As I wrote in the…

Father’s Day Week in Roanoke
Father’s Day Week in Roanoke

Father’s Day Week in Roanoke

Steve (DOS) and I spent Father’s Day weekend/week in Roanoke, Virginia, and as always enjoyed being back home in Virginia where I grew up.  It’s always feels like I’m being welcomed home when I see the Blue Ridge Mountains,  and…