I have survived the first week and though there were a few moments when I asked myself “what the hell am I doing here?” for the most part it was fine. Continue reading
For the most part, we are creatures of habit. It is easy to get used to the way things are and plod along. We only drink coffee with breakfast, we exercise in the evenings, we do not ski, etc. Nothing wrong with that except that perhaps our world becomes that bit smaller. Continue reading
Sometime during the early 1700s, and while Texas was part of Spain, it was decided that something needed to be done to stop the French advancing from Louisiana and a mission and fort were built along each other. Continue reading
Charleston is without a doubt one of the prettiest towns I have ever seen. My couchsurfing host was very nice and said I could stay for a couple of weeks which was wonderful. Continue reading
A few towns in Georgia form the antebellum trail, that is, seven historic communities that escaped being burned during the civil war and Sherman’s March to the Sea and that are a show case for the most beautiful architecture. Madison is the jewel of Georgia’s antebellum trail and remains full of history. Continue reading
Margaret Mitchell’s home is a small apartment she later fondly called “the dump”, where she wrote most of her famous book. It was indeed tiny and hard to link the mammoth volume with such tight surroundings.
Whistler has always been one of those names that compels a visit. Perhaps because of the skiing, the Olympics, the mountains, whatever it is, there is something about the place. Continue reading