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Mar
14

Postcard From The Rhone Valley

Postcard From The Rhone Valley

 

Cruising France’s Wine River

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Guest — Janey Brunton-Munoz
What a great trip. I will retire someday!
Saturday, 14 March 2015 17:06
Guest — DeWayne & Sharon
What's better than wine and food. So glad you enjoyed it. Wha's next?
Sunday, 15 March 2015 14:11
Guest — Laurie McAndish King
Thanks so much for sharing your Rhone Valley adventure. I want to go!
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 20:15
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Dec
02

Postcard -- Barcelona, Spain

Postcard -- Barcelona, Spain

How did we travel in Spain years ago and miss this vibrant and interesting city? We think we made up for it over the past five days spent here.

Barcelona is our first stop in a three-part European trip. We met up here with our friend and travel agent Donna, her husband Joe, and four others at the modern Olivia Balmes Hotel. Next we'll climb aboard AmaDagio river boat hotel for a week-long Rhone River wine cruise, and conclude our trip with five days hanging around Paris.

Early on we visited Antoni Gaudi's church, Sagrada Familia. He took over the construction from another architect in 1883 and continued the work until he died in 1926. An enormous project, work continues today and is scheduled to be completed on 2026—100 years after Gaudi's death. The interior is beautiful, but cranes are active on the exterior working to conclude the construction on time. Gaudi has other buildings in the Eixample neighborhood that are a must see—Casa Mila and the Block of Discord drew crowds, including us.

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     Gaudi's Church inside and outside

 

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Guest — Laurie McAndish King
Barcelona is on my list, and I loved seeing it through your eyes. Thanks for the post and photos!
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 09:18
Guest — DeWayne & Sharon
This is one place that is still on our bucket list. I've been reseaching it for a trip down the line. Enjoy.
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 16:04
Guest — J & M
Yes! Si! Si! What could be better? Gaudi, Picasso, Romans, Columbus, tapas, and vinos. Muy Bueno!
Friday, 05 December 2014 08:09
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Nov
12

Postcard --Finding Stu's Roots in Ohio and Pennsylvania

Postcard --Finding Stu's Roots in Ohio and Pennsylvania

     “Well, that makes you Westmoreland County royalty!” said Anita of the Westmoreland County Historical Society. This came after we had confirmed that John Culbertson, Stu’s 5th Great Grandfather, had purchased several hundred acres at Hanna’s Town from the widow of the town’s founder, Robert Hanna, in 1786. Unfortunately, no castles or palaces accompany the “royal” status.

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      John Culbertson's 1786 property sale and a Culbertson Memorial

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Guest — Rob Ramey
Hey Stu, I was raised in NE Ohio, in and around Geneva.
Thursday, 13 November 2014 10:12
Guest — DeWayne & Sharon
Isn't it great to find out so much family history. I have family from that area so it says in some of my information. Would love t... Read More
Thursday, 13 November 2014 13:03
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