Category Archives: Travel

First Alan; Then POTUS

“To travel is to take a journey into oneself”   Danny Kaye   [This is a picture I took during early fall, 2011, in Hanoi, Viet Nam. Three years later, my wife had it enlarged and framed, and gave it … Continue reading

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Searching For Elusive Lights

A week ago yesterday, Peg began having increasingly debilitating pain down her back, hip and left leg. We had no idea what was causing it or why it started, because she was recovering from surgery nicely. By the following Monday … Continue reading

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Travel Tales

“Travel is not really about leaving our homes, but leaving our habits.” My very first trip outside the United States was courtesy of Uncle Sam in 1967. He provided an all-expense paid thirteen month trip to Korea. Much of my … Continue reading

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Come Fly With Me

When I fly, I like the new process on most airlines to pay a nominal fee for roomier seats and being closer to the front of the plane. I don’t like to feel confined in a small space in a … Continue reading

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An Indescribable, Fanciful Scene…

Leaving the majestic mountains of Sapa I surmised anywhere else we visited in Vietnam would be hard pressed to be comparable, let alone excede in beauty; but I was being set up for a big surprise because my traveling partners … Continue reading

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I’m A Sap For Sapa (And You Would Be Too)

After the hustle and bustle of Hanoi, the three excited travelers boarded an overnight train heading northwest for the town of Lao Cai where we would be met and transported by car to our destination of Sapa, famous for both … Continue reading

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Vietnam – First Stop, Hanoi

After two weeks in Bangkok dedicated to the initial healing period post surgery, it was time to move on to the other main event of the trip…flying to Vietnam, meeting up with Peg’s sister Barbara and spending three weeks touring … Continue reading

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