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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…

Wine pairing lunch part 2: at Casa El Enemigo
Wine pairing lunch part 2: at Casa El Enemigo

Wine pairing lunch part 2: at Casa El Enemigo

Our second day wine-pairing lunch was at Casa El Enemigo.  We had been there last year, and as it was late May (Autumn in Argentina) then, we sat outside and enjoyed the colorful views.  This visit was in early September,…

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…

Touring Mendoza Wineries: “Finca La Anita” on Day 1
Touring Mendoza Wineries: “Finca La Anita” on Day 1

Touring Mendoza Wineries: “Finca La Anita” on Day 1

We started our first of two days of wine touring around 9:45am, with Alejandro picking us up at our hotel, the Park Hyatt Mendoza. We were scheduled to have three days of touring, however as noted in the previous couple…

Now on Our Delayed Flight from DFW to Santiago Chile
Now on Our Delayed Flight from DFW to Santiago Chile

Now on Our Delayed Flight from DFW to Santiago Chile

After a short night’s rest at the DFW Airport Hyatt Regency, Steve (DOS) and I got up around 5:30am to get ready for our 8am flight to Santiago. As I detailed in the last post, the flight was supposed to…

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…

Touring Charlottesville Wineries in a Tesla!
Touring Charlottesville Wineries in a Tesla!

Touring Charlottesville Wineries in a Tesla!

On our second day in Charlottesville, DOS and I took a 5 hour wine tour to three of the nearby wineries. According to the website Monticello Wine Trail, there are some 35 wineries along the wine trail in the mountains…

Sailing the Yangtze River on the Yangzi Explorer
Sailing the Yangtze River on the Yangzi Explorer

Sailing the Yangtze River on the Yangzi Explorer

Back to our China trip again, after the last ‘catch up’ post to let friends and family know we were home once again. This post is about the luxury River Cruise we sailed ‘up’ (as in upstream) on The Yangzi…