An Unusual Blarney Castle Adventure

A Short Story Blarney Castle Caution If you are not up the the challenge of climbing six stories of steep stairs – don’t start the tour… I think that one of those requirements for first-time visitors to Ireland is visit Blarney Castle. It was way up on our list of must see. When you tourContinue reading “An Unusual Blarney Castle Adventure”

Abandoned, Derelict and Thrown Away Boats

A SHORT STORY Throw Away Boats   If you travel a lot, especially if you are a cruise enthusiast, you will on occasion come across ship and boat wrecks either grounded or in shallow water. They seem to garner more attention than wrecked and abandoned cars on land. Maybe there is something more intriguing orContinue reading “Abandoned, Derelict and Thrown Away Boats”

A Road Like No Other

A Short Story The Hogsback on Route 12 in Utah Last summer we spent a couple of weeks checking off items on our bucket list in the National Parks of Utah. We rented a car in Salt Lake City, toured the parks and dropped off the car in Los Vegas. After leaving Capital Reef NationalContinue reading “A Road Like No Other”

Florida’s Fossil Reef Park

A Short Story Discovering Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Over the past few decades when visiting the Florida Keys we would drive past a dirt road with a locked chain link fence on Windley Key in the upper Keys. A number of years ago the gate, while still locked, displayed a new signContinue reading “Florida’s Fossil Reef Park”

Bitten By The Travel Bug

First Night In Rome A Short Story Back in the summer of 1965 for high school graduation I went to Italy with a relative. It was the first time I had left the United States and it was to be a great adventure. The way things worked out as we traveled around I had eveningsContinue reading “Bitten By The Travel Bug”

Flash Mob In Vienna

A Short Story A Surprise on a Wednesday Afternoon Last month on a trip across Northern Europe we spent a day in Vienna. While walking thru the center of town near St. Stevens we notice groups of young people coming into the square from numerous directions. It seemed odd but it was obvious something wasContinue reading “Flash Mob In Vienna”

Tales of the Lionheart

Sailing Up The Danube In Europe I am like a kid in a candy store. I do love history and here it comes at you from every direction. Two days ago we were on a boat west of Vienna on the Danube and glided past the ruins of┬áDurnstein Castle. In western legends there are aContinue reading “Tales of the Lionheart”

Budapest 23 October 1956

The Passage of Sixty Plus Years A Time That Hungary Remembers We are in Budapest sitting in a restaurant and a young couple come in and sit at the table next to us. The young lady is rather attractive and from what I gather is speaking Hungarian to the waitress when she approaches. What strikesContinue reading “Budapest 23 October 1956”

Going To Somerset Bridge

Bermuda’s Famous Somerset Bridge A short Story As part of a recent cruise we spent two days in Bermuda and struck out early to see all we could. The first day we made it by ferry to Hamilton, where we spent the morning, took a bus out to St. George for lunch and a ferryContinue reading “Going To Somerset Bridge”