The miracle of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and we give a hand!
Despite our intentions of arriving at the Leaning Tower of Pisa early in the day, we found ourselves landing at the popular tourist destination alongside hundreds of fellow sightseers. This world-famous freestanding bell tower is considered one of the most remarkable architectural structures from medieval Europe and possibly the tallest bell tower in Europe. Read more
Our visit to the Stonehenge Ruins on Salisbury Plain
After spending a few days in London, England, taking in several of the well known sights, Bob and I, with our teenaged son, escaped to the peaceful countryside just outside of Salisbury. On a misty morning befitting a visit to the spiritually significant standing stones, we arrived to find Stonehenge hauntingly empty of anyone but ourselves. Read more
Chateau de la Bourdaisiere A Magnificent French Castle
One of my hopes on our trip to France was to spend a night in a “real” castle like Chateau de la Bourdaisiere. By happenstance we learned about this castle, when we came upon a little tourist information booth along a country road in the Loire Valley, and it happened to be staffed by an English-speaking young woman. Read more
Monet’s Garden, Our Tour of Giverny and the Water Pond
In the small French village of Giverny, we found Monet’s Garden that he began to build and cultivate back in the 1880’s. In 1890, the digging of his Nympheas basin was started for what would become his Water Garden. Read more