"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."
- Augustine of Hippo
"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world."
- Louie Armstrong
"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."
- Anita Desai
"Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else."
- Lawrence Block
" Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."
We have seen places our parents could only imagine in their wildest dreams!
As we travel, we plan to fill the pages with what we learn as we explore this beautiful world and meet its magnificent people. We hope all who stumble upon these pages will enjoy what they find here and will be inspired to get out of town!
To err is human; to arr is pirate.~~~Anonymous Olivier Le Vasseur stood defiant before the assembled crowd on Ile de Bourbon (now Reunion Island) on 7 July 1730. He was expected to express contrition for his crimes in the few minutes he was given to address the crowd. But Le Vasseur would not give the…Read More »
It’s almost wheels-up time for us after an action-packed Presidents’ Day weekend with Harvey in Kentucky. It’s been a blast for all three of us. I thought I’d run back through my pictures while we wait for our homeward-bound flight and post a few random shots. This is Kentucky’s only Frank Lloyd Wright designed…Read More »
“I don’t know who my grandfather was: I am much more concerned to know who his grandson will be.”~~~Abraham Lincoln It’s been like a time loop from the movie Groundhog Day. I’ve had the same conversation over and over for the last month or so. It goes like this: Random Friend: “Where and when…Read More »
Harvey’s Grand Slam Day
“The next time someone whines that baseball doesn’t have enough action, you can do two things: first, explain the planning, strategizing, calculating, and deception that take place before every pitch. Then quote Hall-of-Fame announcer Red Barber: ‘Baseball is dull only to dull minds.’”~~~Zack Hample, Watching Baseball Smarter: A Professional Fan’s Guide for Beginners, Semi-experts, and Deeply…Read More »
The Mammoth Contributions of the Bransford Family
Jerry Bransford is a fifth generation guide at Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. His ancestors were hardworking, excellent guides who probably knew more about the cave system than anyone in the state. They worked as explorers and guides for over a century, but the first Bransfords working there were not paid for their knowledge and expertise…Read More »
Beans for Breakfast
I couldn’t let it go. It’s been bugging me for years and I had to find out. I realize that I am not technically traveling right now, but this post is related to traveling, so I am going to write it. Think of it as a public service. Since the first time we set foot…Read More »
Dazzled, Bloated, and Crashed
The Aquila Private Game Reserve has a nice dazzle of zebras. They also have a pride of lions, a herd of water buffaloes, a bloat of hippopotami, and a crash of rhinos, among other types of wildlife. I started down the rabbit hole of the genesis of assigning groups of animals their collective nouns,…Read More »