Hail, Hamburg

We put together a wandering route that would allow us to see some interesting places, but when we arrived downtown, we found that the weather had changed plans. [More….]

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S(no!)w

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It’s not that I’m anti-snow. I have all kinds of positive associations with the lovely white stuff, including great memories of powdery drifts in childhood, and an affection for the cozy feeling it often brings as I contemplate it from someplace snug. But as I started the car in pitch darkness this morning at 5:40 am (at least there was a lovely moon) [More….]

The sincerest form of flattery

IMG_20140702_162619A couple of days after crossing our latest continent, Limonada, Loquita, Ninja and I spent some time visiting el Guapo’s parents in Leeds, but not the one in West Yorkshire, England, home to almost 800,000 people. El Guapo’s pater and mater are currently residents of Leeds, Utah, home to a thousand times fewer people (well, nearly: population stats from 2012 say 837). Many of them were probably at the recent 4th of July pot luck picnic.[More….]