December 28, 2018 I was looking forward to the next portion of our trip – a 5-day cruise on the Nile, aboard a 16-passenger dahabeya – in other words, a private ship for our OAT group of 14 people including our guide plus 14 crew members! This dahabeya, called Aida, is one of only two such […]Read More Journey to Egypt, Part 12: Cruising the Nile & Visit to el Hegz Island
While on our 5-day Nile River cruise in Egypt, we stopped at an island where we visited a farmer and his family, and we were shown around the area where he lives. For Norm’s Thursday Doors feature this week, here are some doors and other sights on Besaw Island. On our way to our host’s […]Read More Thursday Doors: Besaw Island
There is a road into the small town of Harpers Ferry, Iowa that is referred to as the “roller coaster road.” I heard about it from another tourist in Iowa last week. We decided to take it. The roller coaster road is a gravel road, but like most Iowa gravel roads, is in good condition […]Read More Which Way Challenge: Roller Coaster Road
For Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week, I am including some animals that aren’t exactly “companions” although in all the time I spent in Northern Wisconsin, I have always looked forward to seeing loons on the lake and hearing their calls. In that sense, they have been my “companions” on the lake, as they have become […]Read More Travel Theme: Animal Companions
August 13, 2015 Savijarvi Farm We turned off the highway onto a windy, hilly road reminiscent of those in northern Wisconsin that lead from main highways to peaceful places among trees and lakes. This led us to Savijarvi Farm. On the farm, we were greeted by Agnetha (pronounced “Ahn-yeh-ta”), a white-haired, very slim elderly woman […]Read More Finland: Savijarvi Farm
THREE BOUNDARIES: In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.” Kitty TV: On a snowy day in January, my cat, Hazel, gazes out into the white wilderness from a favorite window. Both the window and the icicles provide the boundaries which keep her inside, safe and warm from the cold winter outside, while […]Read More Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries
Today I posted my first post on my new blog: We Are Such Stuff IV! I hope you will follow this link and see how it’s going! This blog will be an ancestral history of immigration, abolitionism, war, and family ties. It concerns my father’s mother’s ancestors and starts around the year 1800. The title […]Read More My New Blog – Come See!!
July 3, 2008 We are comfortably accommodated in the Taypikala Hotel Lago, with a view of Lake Titicaca. We slept well and didn’t have to rush: we were able to have a leisurely breakfast this morning, as late as 8:00 a.m.! Today was a very interesting day! We started out at 9:00 am, very late […]Read More Peru 2008: Chucuito and visit to a farm/Lake Titicaca