eternal-nile

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

- Augustine of Hippo

" Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."

"Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else."

- Lawrence Block

Africa-Elephants

"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world."

- Louie Armstrong

"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."

- Anita Desai

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!

The Wit and Wisdom of Walt

       “Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.”   ~~~Walt Disney   Being five years old is kinda cool in our family. It’s a pretty big deal. Several things happen without fail. For one thing, you get your portrait painted before those baby teeth start falling out. Secondly,…

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Grand Tourists

“Three hundred years ago, wealthy young Englishmen began taking a post-Oxbridge trek through France and Italy in search of art, culture and the roots of Western civilization. With nearly unlimited funds, aristocratic connections and months (or years) to roam, they commissioned paintings, perfected their language skills and mingled with the upper crust of the Continent.” …

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Louisiana’s Big Dig

When I was a kid, I was afraid of quicksand. I don’t think I was the only one in the ‘hood that harbored that fear. I can only attribute this weird preoccupation to old cowboy shows on television. Seems like there was always a cowboy getting sucked down with arms outstretched yelling for help. (Rick…

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Against Their Will

We were driving along this morning somewhere between Hot Springs, Arkansas and Eudora, Arkansas, the catfish capital of the Natural State (that’s Arkansas’ nickname). We saw a small sign advertising the World War II Japanese American Internment Museum just outside of McGehee, Arkansas. We were puzzled because we thought all those interment camps were out…

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Joe and Marilyn Slept Here

  “I’m not staying at a motel!” I have no idea many times I muttered this to myself while looking for places to stay along the way on this road trip. The term “no-tell motel” kept seeping into my consciousness. What kind of sleazy affairs and low rent rendezvous might be going on in the adjacent…

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The Handiest of Accessories

I am old enough to remember the TV game show, “Let’s Make a Deal.” The host, Monty Hall, would run out the clock at the end of the show by asking women in the audience to check their purses for weird items. One day, some random woman opened her handbag and produced a boiled egg…

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Long Story Short

Today we visited the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. We walked from the hotel and as we approached it, I thought it looked so very ugly. It reminded me of some old World War II era building in Berlin. But the closer we got, the more I could tell that it is actually a…

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