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Oct 22, 2019 - Airplanes!

After a full last day in Peru, we left Lima at 1 AM, getting to Atlanta at 9 AM. I slept 2 hours and 41 minutes according to my Fitbit, but it didn't seem like it was that much! I hung with Sarah until she left for Richmond about 11 AM, then with Pat & Kathy until they went to a seafood restaurant at noon. I went to my concourse and sat in a restaurant and ordered a burger costing almost $15!! After waiting a long time, the waitress came out with a panini of some sort. She promptly took it away then came back to tell me my food will be...

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Feb 23, 2019 - Back Down South and Our BIG News

Maine to North Carolina to Georgia. Around and through Hurricane Florence to get as quickly as possible to High Point, NC to be with Deb's mom, Lea. Two nice weeks with Lea in late September before she passed and a month of taking care of business before her memorial service. The end of an era and humankind lost a magnificent lady. We dodged a bullet with Tropical Storm Michael. Damage all around us in Asheboro, NC, but we were unscathed. On to Georgia to see how much Harrison has grown. Then we spent the winter in Fairhope, AL and Tampa,...

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Oct 12, 2018 - Storms

My original plan was to spend a few days in Mississippi and Alabama, of all places, looking at ancient mound sites. I took an interest in this little-known epoch of east central North America a month or two before leaving home. It seems that the area roughly from the grasslands to the Atlantic Ocean was settled and landscaped thousands of years before Europeans showed up. The early people (Paleo, Adena, Hopewell, Woodland, Mississippian) built cities and temples rivaling those of the Aztecs, Moche, or even Inca. The difference was that...

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Sep 28, 2018 - Atlanta

With a bit of a late start having just had the door latch replaced, we arrived at an Army Corp of Engineer Campground right before sunset. We didn't think it was a big problem until we got to the site. Grossly NOT level. Blocks under tires, water, electric and sewer yards away from the utility bay we ran around for a good hour with headlamps on in 90 degree heat. Well, nobody said this was easy. Slept well that night. Next day we were hosted by my cousin, Dick Snoke, and his wife. Had a great dinner and caught up on a ton of family news....

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Apr 16, 2018 - Reuniting with friends

A 16-year reunion with friends on the 16th Monday, April 16: Atlanta’s Turkish flavours Weather: low 40’s and windy most of the day Route: Anderson, SC → Norcross, GA (a suburb northeast of Atlanta) Highlights: - staying under the cozy sleeping bag duvet until 8:00 on a chilly morning - eating a leisurely breakfast of muesli in kefir with a banana - having 60 miles of driving to give us second thoughts about how rushed we would feel driving to and hiking at Arabia Mountain today. Instead we opted to eat lunch at a Chipotle near the Mall of...

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Oct 15, 2017 - Marietta, GA (Full Disclosure: Grandson photo overload!)

On our way south we worked in a week north of Atlanta with kids Troy, Christin, Rick, and Dyanne and grandson, Harrison. Rick, Dyanne, and Harrison had just moved in to their new digs, so it was fun to take in all of that. Troy and Christin had a year or so in their estate, but we did get to see all of the changes they made, including Troy's expansive man cave, entertainment centers (inside and out), bar and grill. Both families are doing well and enjoying the good lives. Harrison is always smiling - at least when the camera is aimed his...

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Jun 12, 2017 - Day 17 (Monday)

Didn't miss the hotel breakfast this morning, but just ate too much.  Four little waffles, two sausage patties, a muffin, and orange juice.  My thinking was to avoid having to eat lunch, but I didn't take into account the temperature (around 70 at 9 am and predicted to hit 93) and humidity outside. Jesse had asked me to return his Oyster card for the London underground, so I walked the two or three blocks to the Inner Harbor to find a card and envelope to send it in.  None of the stores or restaurants were open yet (9 am) so I walked around...

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Apr 5, 2017 - We Should Learn from our Dogs

After roughing it a little for the past couple of nights, we decided to take one of the premium sites at Stone Mountain Park outside the city. It is a beautiful park with amusements for the kids and lots of walking trails around the lake. There is a sky ride to the top of the mountain and a laser show at night celebrating southern history, both of which we had enjoyed when we were here before. So we limited our activity to a walk through the amusement area, and then a walk around the lake enjoying the dogwoods and watching Suzie. There...

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Oct 26, 2016 - Big Travel Day Part 2

This was an 8.5 hour flight and I couldn't sleep nor see out the window, so I watched movies during the whole trip. I finally saw the Shawshank Redemption and Hangover! touchdown in Atlanta was around 5:30 Eastern time, but 12:30 AM on the 27th our time. We had to get through customs after claiming our bags, go through security and recheck our bags, go through security again, take a plane train to our Delta gate and board the plane without any wait time. Took turns watching bags in a line while someone went to the bathroom! My seat was by a...

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Oct 7, 2016 - Hurricane Matthew

We have been paying close attention to the weather in the Caribbean over the last few days because we have had a trip planned to St. Maarten since last year! Sure enough, Tropical Storm Matthew reared its ugly head and became a Category 4 hurricane overnight earlier in the week. While it did not do any significant damage to the island, our next concern (in addition to fears of what it may do to the US) was whether or not our flight out of Atlanta would be affected. So far, it looks like we will be OK - our flight leaves at 10:30 Saturday...

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Sep 24, 2016 - Off We go

24September Our trip to Ireland begins with our neighbors Chris and Gerry driving us to the Buffalo Airport. We live only a couple of miles away so it's a short trip to get the longer trip started. Our flight will take us to Atlanta to transfer to our overseas flight to Dublin. Our flight arrives 1/2 hour ahead of schedule at about 3pm so that adds to our layover. Our Dublin flight leaves on time @7:40 pm. We end the day flying up the east coast, nearly over where the kids live.

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Sep 23, 2016 - Up and Down and Up

Made it up to the top, the rifugio Lagazuoi, the highest point on the Alta Via 1. The " sundeck" was covered in snow. Treacherous, icy trails getting up there mane then along the high ridges before descending to Venice and then on to milder hiking in the milder mountains of south central France. Very few wifi places and fewer sufficiently fast ones to send pics. But here are some.

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