Posts From Our Journey Around the World

Note: some of the blog posts have been updated with more pictures since they were originally published. If you see a blog post with a * at the beginning, this post has had more pictures added. You may want to go back and read and look at that post again.
Pinot Gallizio - Endless Grapevine

Modern and Contemporary Art Museum

October 11, 2017
Modern and Contemporary Art Museum Turin, Italy October 11, 2017 For the past five weeks we have spent almost all our museum time…
the chapel’s vaulted ceiling

Santuario Basillica La Consolata

October 9, 2017
Santuario Basillica La Consolata Turin, Italy October 9, 2017 Today was a Monday meaning museums and many other tourist attractions…
I thought this was better than many of the religious statues we have seen (or were to see) – the emotions of her face stay with you long after you leave her.

Churches: On Every Block

October 7, 2017
Churches: On Every Block Turin, Italy October 7, 2017 Nancy required a couple of food items to create dinner and I required a bottle…
Shroud of Turin

Outside Our Front Door

October 5, 2017
Outside Our Front Door Turin, Italy October 5,2017 I always have to take a walk to get a general idea of where we are upon arrival…
Grocery Shopping

Grocery Shopping in Turin

October 5, 2017
Grocery Shopping Turin, Italy October 5, 2017 Our first morning in Turin we woke up and each made our own breakfast – Nancy has…
Our Home in Turin

Our Home in Turin

October 4, 2017
Our Home in Turin Turin, Italy October 4 – 13, 2017 Most likely Turin isn’t on too many people’s list of places to visit in…
Genoa

Genoa

September 26, 2017
Genoa Genoa, Italy September 26 – October 3, 2017 Although Genoa is has a number of palaces that as a group are an UNESCO World…
plaza in Florence

A Little of Everything in Florence

September 25, 2017
A Little of Everything in Florence Florence, Italy Sept. 25, 2017 The title pretty much says everything about this post.  I don’t…
Photographs from the inside: altar, ceiling (it would be easy to view the ceiling if I hadn’t been self conscious about lying on the floor and looking straight up) and the floor designs.

Duomo (Cathedral), Campanile & Baptistry

September 25, 2017
Duomo (Cathedral), Campanile & Baptistry Florence, Italy Sept. 25, 2017 What is an Italian city without its Duomo? The Santa…
palace ceiling

The Rich and the Rest of Us

September 22, 2017
The Rich and the Rest of Us Florence, Italy 22 September 2017 I decided to explore a place about five minutes from our apartment,…
Perseus holding Medusa’s head in the background

The Uffizi and Walking the Streets

September 20, 2017
The Uffizi and Walking the Streets Florence, Italy September 20, 2017 Today we had ticket reservations to enter The Uffizi art museum…
Nancy in the main room

Our Home and Our First Day Out in Florence

September 19, 2017
Our Home and Our First Day Out in Florence Florence, Italy Sept. 19, 2017 We left Rome for Florence on the morning of September…
The Colosseum

No We Aren’t Dead

September 14, 2017
No We Aren’t Dead Florence, Italy 14 September 2017 No we aren’t dead and yes we are still traveling.  I hope — and some…
Nancy in Rome

Living in Rome

September 12, 2017
Living in Rome Rome, Italy Sept. 12 – 15, 2017 No we aren’t living in Rome but it sure would be easy to live here. In central…
The Golden Arches

The Golden Arches

August 8, 2017
The Golden Arches Grand Trunk Road, Punjab, India August 8, 2017 As we come around a highway curve Nancy points and says, “There…
Nek Chand Rock Garden

* Nek Chand Rock Garden

August 6, 2017
* Nek Chand Rock Garden Chandigarh, India August 6, 2017 Some days you just happen upon fun things you had no idea were going to…
Chandigarh

* The City of Chandigarh

August 4, 2017
* The City of Chandigarh Chandigarh, Punjab, India August 4 – 8, 2017 About 2/3rds of the way through today’s drive I knew we…
shopping

Shopping

August 4, 2017
Shopping Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India August 4, 2017 When you are traveling long term you have to learn how to shop in the countries…
Spiti-Kinnaur Loop

Spiti-Kinnaur Loop

July 29, 2017
Spiti-Kinnaur Loop Himachal Pradesh, India July 29 This evening we drove into Manali (pop. 8,100 and elevation 6765’) after the…
Completing the Spiti-Kinnaur Loop

Completing the Spiti-Kinnaur Loop

July 29, 2017
Completing the Spiti-Kinnaur Loop Himachal Pradesh, India July 29, 2017 After stopping to walk around at 15,000 feet at Kunzum La…
Kunzum La Pass

Kunzum La Pass (Spiti – Kinnaur Loop)

July 29, 2017
Kunzum La Pass (Spiti – Kinnaur Loop) Himachal Pradesh, India July 29, 2017 We are old hands at driving the Spiti – Kinnaur…
Losar

Losar (Spiti-Kinnaur Loop)

July 28, 2017
Losar (Spiti-Kinnaur Loop) Himachal Pradesh, India Evening of July 28, 2017 About mid afternoon we began to see raindrops on the…
Kaza to Losar

Kaza to Losar

July 28, 2017
Kaza to Losar Spiti – Kinnaur Loop, India July 28, 2017 This morning we got off to a late start.  There was no real hurry because…
Key Monastery

Key Monastery

July 27, 2017
Key Monastery Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India July 27, 2017 This morning we finished breakfast, had our hotel manager draw…
Mussoorie

Mussoorie, India

July 8, 2017
Mussoorie, India We arrived late afternoon in a dense fog at the Indian hill station (town) of Mussoorie.  This was another drive…
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

July 5, 2017
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary Near Almora, India 5 July 2017 This morning we met our bird guide at 5:30, opened the doors to the parking…
Drive From Pangot to Kasar Devi

Drive From Pangot to Kasar Devi

July 3, 2017
Drive From Pangot to Kasar Devi Kasar Devi, India 3 July 2017 We arrived in Pangot in a cloudbank and left the same way. We stopped…
Pangot

Pangot

June 30, 2017
Pangot India June 30 & July 1 -3, 2017 In India I can vaguely divide into rain, fog, sunshine, bad and good and just average…
Trekker’s Inn

Trekker’s Inn

June 19, 2017
Trekker’s Inn Tatopani, Nepal 19 June 2017 This morning Audette, Nancy and I were up, clothed, fed, packed, checked out of our…

One Year on the Road

May 28, 2017
One Year on the Road 28 May 2017 – Koshi Tappu Nature Reserve, Nepal One year ago today Nancy and I boarded a plane in Los Angles…