Monthly Archives: September 2012

Travel Theme: Fall Foliage

Having lived in the Northeast for 10 years I thought I’d have tons of fall foliage pictures, but came up with zip except for one I took in NYC in 2009…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary P2

Just discovered this ‘Weekly Photo Challenge’ yesterday, and I’m hooked… We were in NW Argentina in 2009, and as we’re driving from Cafayate to Salta, we saw this lone gaucho traveling on the side of the road.  Notice the wing-shaped … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

This picture was taken in the southern tip of Phuket.  Patong is known for the hustle and bustle, loud music, and the rowdy tourists.  However, in the southern tip it is much quieter.  While strolling on the beach in the … Continue reading

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Laguna Beach Brush Fire

Started hearing helicopters flying back and forth above our house.  Thought they were rescuing stranded hikers, but J started smelling fire and it dawned on us that it was a brush fire.  A check online confirmed our suspicions. Whether we … Continue reading

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Last Day In Madrid

We didn’t do a whole lot because I think we were just beat from all the traveling, running, and drinking. Checked into Posada del Dragon in the La Latina area. Had some less than mediocre tapas at Chiky. Walked around … Continue reading

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Barcelona Street Performance

While on our trip to Spain we saw a variety of street performances that you would never see in the US.  Some were cute, others eye opening.  There was one particular performance we saw in Barcelona that involved playing the … Continue reading

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A Sample Of Bordeaux

By the time the shuttle dropped us off at the hotel after the race, it was already 7:30PM which meant no time to tour the city.  Did go out for dinner and brought one of the bottles of wine (we … Continue reading

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Marathon du Medoc Race Report

Race day!  So here’s the thing about this particular marathon.  It’s not a race where one would try to get a personal best (one is obviously not taking the race seriously when running in a costume and carrying a camera). … Continue reading

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Marathon du Medoc Pre-Race Report

The main purpose of this year’s trip to Spain and France was to run the Marathon du Medoc in Bordeaux, France.  Spain was a side trip, and we thoroughly enjoyed the time there.  Going from one city to another did … Continue reading

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“Magic Fountain” In Barcelona

Here’s a short clip of the show.  Interesting that they played American music as opposed to Spanish music; would have liked the latter better.  Love the red and yellow Spanish colors.  Wish I could have recorded longer, but camera battery … Continue reading

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