50 Years Ago Today

Taj Mahal scan2

On this day in 1966 we were not at the Taj Mahal, but………..december-282016-blog


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South Africa, November 2016; Cape Town and the Garden/Wine Routes

dsc03481Here is the post covering our last 12 days in South Africa. This time we had more time in Cape Town with friends and then Molly and I drove along the Garden Route and back to Cape Town via the Wine Route. We hope you enjoy and will perhaps take a look at our full journal when we publish it on this site shortly.


Bob and Molly

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South Africa, November 2016. Cape Town and the Western Cape


We are currently in South Africa and enjoying beautiful spring time weather. This is our first post covering our initial stay in Cape Town and our six day drive north in the Western Cape. We are now (Tuesday November 15) back in Cape Town and are expecting friends from Massachusetts to join us here tomorrow for a few days before we take off on another driving trip.

Here is the pdf of our visit so far. Hope you enjoy and visit again later. south-africa-blog-1

Bob and Molly

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Midwest Fall Colors Driving Trip, October 2016



Here is the pdf file for our latest trip        midwest-blog

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Northwest Driving Trip, September 2016


Here is the blog from our Northwest Driving Trip of last month


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Eastern and Central Europe, July 2016


Here are two blogs from our recent Danube River cruise through Eastern and central Europe.

blog-1 and blog-2

The full journal of this trip and our six weeks in England (which immediately followed) are also now posted on this site.

Molly and Bob

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Northeast Road Trip, May 2016 (2)

DSC01426Here is the post of the second half of our road trip to Canada and the Northeast US.

Northeast, May 2016 – Blog 2

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Northeast Road Trip, May 2016 (1)

DSC01245Here is the pdf file of the first week or so of our road trip to Canada and the Northeast US.

Northeast, May 2016 – Blog 1


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Japan, Spring 2016 (3)


This is our final post from Japan. We have just finished two fantastic weeks in this country and (sadly) we will be leaving tomorrow (Tuesday) for home. With a stopover in LA, we’ll be home Wednesday after a super trip. We hope you will enjoy the final post in the pdf file here: Blog 3

Bob and Molly

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Japan, Spring 2016 (2)


We have just completed another six days of touring and sightseeing in Japan and are now in the Japanese Alps. This is the height of the cherry blossom season so every tourist destination has had lots of local and foreign visitors. Despite that we have enjoyed some amazing scenery, beautiful gardens, historical buildings and some interesting (!) food.

Here is a pdf file of those past six days.    Japan Blog 2

We have been very pleasantly surprised by everything we have seen and hope that the pictures and description give you some idea of this beautiful country which now must go into our “top five” list.

For those of you have read past blogs, you will no doubt have noted typo and some more important errors (Certainly Molly has when she has read them). I rationalize that it’s a result of putting them together in haste at the end of a long day of sightseeing. Whatever the case, I am sure that the blogs from Japan will have errors in spades as the place names, etc are not only unusual to Westerners but after a while they begin to “run together”. Hope you enjoy anyway.

Bob and Molly

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