Monthly Archives: September 2012

‘Allo ‘Allo!

From 1982 to 1992, BBC One aired a sitcom set in a small-town café in Nazi-occupied France. Created by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd, it was entitled  ‘Allo ‘Allo! Recently we watched a dozen episodes on CD and found the running gags hilarious to the … Continue reading

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A Different Santa Barbara

The old Archbishop’s Palace in Braga, Portugal consists of three different buildings with varying characteristics, due to their construction during different time periods. The eastern wing, Gothic in style and dating from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, faces the brilliantly colored … Continue reading

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“Bem-vindos” to Portugal

Three flights (one of which departed without us) and two pieces of lost luggage later, we arrived in Lisbon, where Carson had his passport ready for inspection. We filed a claim for the baggage and drove two hours–halfway to our … Continue reading

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End of the (American) Road

From Montana we aimed our Prius toward North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, where we fell in love with Petoskey. How sweet is this street? After a brief stay in Indiana with family, it was time once again to move … Continue reading

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N is for National Bison Range

Glacier National Park ranks number one in the parks we’ve seen. Part of it is easy access on roads with beautiful views–especially Lake McDonald–as opposed to Yosemite, where we seemed to drive endlessly in deep forest and dark (and it was … Continue reading

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Seattle’s–and Montana’s–Best

Pike Place Market is an experience. With a history beginning in 1907, today a shopper can find classic comics and collectibles, antiques and abalone at its location overlooking Elliott Bay on Seattle’s waterfront. After taking in its sights and sounds, … Continue reading

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