Category Travel

The Crucifix

It’s Sunday, and I am away on a retreat. This post from October 2014 seemed appropriate for the day. My wife’s aunt is a retired schoolteacher. She makes certain that any visit we make to her in Lippstadt, Germany, has an educational component. There are no options, we will learn something. Or else. Since we […]

Under The Pier

I’m begining to wonder if my annual pictures under the Pier at Old Orchard Beach, Maine, are influenced by the music of my teen years. Specifically, if I’m paying tribute to a record album I never owned, put out by my (then) favorite band. The album was The Best of the Guess Who, released in […]

Another Early Morning

It’s Monday, and what better way to start the week than some early morning beach scenes taken at OId Orchard Beach, Maine. September is almosrt here, sSchool is about to start, and churches are gearing up their fall programs. All of which means the end of Summer. I don’t think any of us wants to […]

Thursday Night Lights

On Thursday evenings in the summer, the town of Old Orchard Beach hosts a fireworks show adjacent to the pier. It brings a late-night crowd into the downtown, much to the delight of local businesses. I’ve always wondered if the businesses fund the fireworks display, or whether the cost is covered by the town’s tourism […]

Visions of Sunrise

What better way to start a Monday than with the sight of the sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean in Maine earlier this month? Today’s pictures were all taken August 7, between 5:34 and 5:38 a.m. EDT.

Early Mornings

One of the joys of vacation, or so I have been assured by more than one person, is being able to sleep in as late as you want. I must confess, I just don’t understand that. Why would anyone want to sleep in and miss the best part of the day? When I worked in […]

Is This The Beginning?

Heading off on vacation, and I’ve been waffling about what to do here. Normally when I travel I repost some of my favorites, but I’ve been feeling to lazy to do even that. So today some humor-related cartoons. If you aren’t traveling today they are probvably pretty funny. If you arfe, especially if you are […]

The Packing List

When you are getting ready to go on a vacation, what do you pack first? No, that’s not right. Depending on your personality or vacation destination you may have thought sunscreen, camera, maps, bathing suit or tour guide. Money and credit cards may also come in handy. Your phone charger – especially as phones have […]

That Famous Pharaoh

He is probably the most famous Egyptian pharaoh, and arguably the least important. His primary claim to fame is that grave robbers, for the most part, missed his tomb. Until the twentieth century that is. Then the wealth of Tutankhamen was discovered for the world to see. There are thousands of artifacts that have toured the […]

The Unknowns

Are you as addicted to the printed word as I am? If it’s there, I’ll read it. Or, if I don’t speak the language, try to read it.  There are plaques are on either side of a building in the Zarmalek area of Cairo. The low-level brass caught my eye, as did the fact the […]