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Our San Francisco Vacation: Strolling Down Memory Lane

My family lived in the East Bay area of San Francisco until we moved to Houston, Texas, in 1972 when I was 13. Talk about culture shock. But that’s another story. For a period of time from around 1982 to … Continue reading

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Our San Francisco Vacation: On Gates

In some cities, the houses have interesting doors. There are a few of these in San Francisco, but it’s more about wrought iron gates. Many feature sinuous, curvilinear designs.   Some are similar, but still different.   Some are fancy. … Continue reading

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Sidney, BC

For New Year’s, Tim and I took an overnight trip up to Sidney, BC. Early Saturday morning, we drove up to Anacortes to catch the 8:30 ferry to Sidney. After checking in at our motel, we set out on foot … Continue reading

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Our European Vacation: Odds and Ends

It’s taken me two months to cover what we saw and did in Europe. Here are some various images that didn’t make it into any of the other posts. Looking through a window at the Rodin Museum. A fun poster … Continue reading

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Our European Vacation: Amsterdam Museums

Like Paris, Amsterdam is crammed with museums. Of course, we went to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum, but we also toured Het Scheepvaartmuseum (the National Maritime Museum), the Amsterdam Historical Museum, and the Verzetsmuseum (Dutch Resistance museum), and … Continue reading

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Our European Vacation: Views of Amsterdam

In subsequent posts, I hope to write about some of the museums we visited in Amsterdam. But here, I will share a variety of things we saw just walking around. The Central Train Station. They don’t make them like this … Continue reading

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Our European Vacation: Sacre Coeur

Paris is fairly flat. Consequently, anything that is on anything even remotely resembling a hill can be seen from many parts of the city. Sacre Coeur is such a landmark. We had arranged to meet my daughter there in the … Continue reading

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