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Friday, October 31, 2014

How to Ruin a Ruin

Gas was cheap when I was a child, and like many Americans my parents would pack up the kids for Sunday road trips. Sometimes we’d drive our Packard up the Old Bayshore Highway to San Francisco. On one such trip, I discovered something spectacular. Read about it (here).

 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hung in Fussen

 
While traveling through Germany in the seventies, Mrs. C. and I took a train from Bitburg to F├╝ssen in southern Bavaria to visit Ludwig II’s iconic Neuschwanstein, the inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle, but our attention was unexpectedly diverted. Read about it (here).

 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Danish Traffic Jams...and Jellies

 
Denmark is fastidiously clean, beautiful, and extremely well organized, unless you’re on a bus in Copenhagen on a Sunday. Mrs. C. and I were headed to see the world famous statue of The Little Mermaid when a severe traffic jam taught me a lesson about the Danes. Read about it (here).