Monday, June 29, 2015

Rubbed in Innsbruck

Before our arrival, I didn’t know much about Innsbruck, other than two winter Olympics and many other Alpine sporting events had been held here. During our visit I learned more. Read about it (here).


Friday, June 26, 2015

Tito's Spoon

While visiting Lake Bled in Slovenia, I engaged in a small act of larceny I tried to atone for. Read about it (here).

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Elusive Knuckle

I wasn't interested in Austrian food, except for the elusive pork knuckle which I was determined to find. But would I? Read about it (here).

Monday, June 22, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Protest II

 I’ve mentioned a few times that I was once foolish enough to spend eighteen months painting a colossal 10x15 foot painting I called The Protest. I've decided to paint a smaller version. Check out my progress (here). 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hitler's Eagle's Nest

 What do you give someone who has everything? In 1937, high ranking Nazis were confronted with this dilemma. Martin Bormann came up with a curious idea. read about it (here).


Monday, June 15, 2015

City of Music

Salzburg is often referred to as the City of Music, but did it live up to its reputation? Read about it (here).

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Fairy Tale Castle

Dreams don't last forever, or do they? Read about our visit to Ludwig II's magical Neuschanstein (here).

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Old Friends

We flew into Munich a few days before the start of our tour because I wanted to visit the Alte Pinakothek. A few of the first paintings to capture my childhood imagination hang there and I was determined to see them. Read about it (here).


Monday, June 8, 2015

We're Home!

After our five hour wait for our twelve hour departing flight from the Zurich airport, and  waiting three hours at San Francisco to catch a  two hour flight to Portland, we couldn’t wait to crawl into bed and succumb to jetlag, but our adventure wasn’t over, not by a long shot. Read about it (here).