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It’s Winter Solstice Time Again

This Thursday, December 21st, we in the Northern Hemisphere will once again experience the Winter Solstice, an event celebrated by pagans for thousands of years.  After the solstice, the days will grow longer and the nights shorter, in the never … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Neon

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The Real Wild Las Vegas

Two friends and I drove out to the Valley of Fire State Park for a look at more wild Las Vegas.   The Valley of Fire is only 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas, but it seems a world away. There … Continue reading

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More From Natural Vegas

The Grand Canyon National Park is in Arizona, with 277 miles of the Colorado River running right through it. The Colorado River runs roughly east to west through the park, from Lake Powell on the Utah/Arizona border, to Lake Mead … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Without The Neon

It’s been two months that I’ve been in Las Vegas for work.  For a person used to the green of Oregon and Florida, this part of Nevada seems very brown.  The Las Vegas strip is crowded, noisy and lit by … Continue reading

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Things to do in Palm Springs

I met my sister in Palm Springs for a short 48 hours, a reprieve from a work assignment in Las Vegas.  She wanted to stay at a mid-century modern hotel, so we chose The Riviera.  The interior was definitely retro, … Continue reading

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Blue Notes

I’m in  a blue mood, a good one.   I recently painted the outside and inside of my house blue.   Now I see beautiful blues everywhere.   I found these note cards in Sweden.   They are from Danish … Continue reading

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The Relæ Experience

To many, Copenhagen is a foodie destination.  You can’t think of Copenhagen without thinking of Restaurant Noma.   But Noma closed early this year.  No worries.  There are still two restaurants in Copenhagen ranked in the top 50 of the … Continue reading

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Christiansborg Palace, Cophenhagen

After disembarking from the Juno, we spent one night in Goteborg.  The next morning we took the fast and easy train from Goteborg to Copenhagen, about 3 1/2 hours.  Arriving in Copenhagen, we had just 24 hours until our international … Continue reading

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Göta Canal Day Four

We had motored through Lake Vänern during the night.  The sunrise was spectacular, and very early. Lake Vänern is at 48.3 meters above sea level.  On this day, the last day of the Classic Canal Cruise, we end in Goteborg … Continue reading

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