Dear Family and Friends, This morning Hannah and John headed home to Portland and Bonnie and I flew off to Milan, Italy to continue our vacation. The flight was easy and we were in our B&B by 4pm, just in time to watch England beat Sweden in the world cup! We are staying in downtown Milan in a modest but charming...
Tuesday June 12th Dear Family & Friends, Today was a nice relaxing touristy type day… I got up at a reasonable hour and had a traditional Irish breakfast.. The staff at the classic Victorian era hotel where I was staying was exceedingly nice and friendly.. I loaded up my bike and was pleased to see another good weather day. The first leg of today’s journey...
Dear Family & Friends, Today I am warming up my blogging skills since next week I am off on a two week motorcycle trip.. Thanks to my daughter, Jessica's redesign of my blog I now have space to cover cars & motorcycles, travel, and food.. Todays blog will be cars and food. Every year in Santa Margarita, CA they have a 1/10...
Friday June 15h Dear Family & Friends, Today is Friday and I am staying in Listowell, Ireland the town that Bonnie is living in. She has a small apartment above an art gallery in the center of town. Since she has to work today I spent the morning walking around town, taking a few photos and noticing the life in Ireland. One...
Friday July 13th Dear Family & Friends, Today was our first full day in Lake Como and it did not disappoint. But before I get into our day I would like to discuss some social issues of Italy since I like to observe different cultures. First, one of the things I am really starting to miss about home is going to a...
Day 8&9 Dear Family & Friends, OK I missed a day! It was a late night last night….. So Tuesday I left Bend, Or. on my own. My riding buddy Brian needed to head home for work. I really enjoy riding with him, but riding solo also has a special charm. Being on the road alone gives me a total sense of...
Dear Family and Friends, The last couple of days I toured the local country side with Bonnie and her friend Mireille in a car.. Taking in the local sites and taking in to much shopping, gin, and food. All good fun. One of the highlights was a beautiful B&B we stayed in. One of the nicest places I have stayed so...
Dear Family & Friends, I thought I would get one more blog off before I hit the road with my motorcycle. For the last 9 days my niece Leah has come over from California to the UK on her summer break from college. I thought I would give her a treat and take her on a whirlwind tour of London and Paris....
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