Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, Italy “Night at the Piazza della Rotonda“ Two weeks ago, Nancy and I were lucky enough to find ourselves in one of the world’s most romantic cities — Rome, Italy — for Valentine’s Day. We found ourselves at sunset relaxing with a drink in one of the neat little cafes around […]
Every Fourth of July Nancy and I invite a group of friends and neighbors to cruise on a deckboat on Lake Thoreau at sunset, to watch the evening’s impromptu celebrations of Independence Day. Enormous, professional-grade starburst shells go off overhead as bottle rockets inscribe arcs over or between the boats. The whole thing is spontaneous and unplanned. Our music was a mashup of Sousa marches and patriotic country. This is America’s birthday, lake-style.
Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings! I and everyone in my home wish you and yours the very best of this magical season, followed by a wonderful and prosperous New Year! Many religions celebrate this season; One does not have to be Christian to feel the warmth, peace, and good wishes that so many offer in this season of celebration. …
The Khan el-Khalili, Cairo, Egypt “Shopping“ Touring Egypt 33: The Khan el-Khalili in old Islamic Cairo has been a bazaar for centuries. Originally, it was the Cairo terminus for camel trains across the great Sahara desert. Today, completely surrounded by the city of Cairo, it is a warren of fascinating shops, peopled by wonderful, warm, […]
Giza, Egypt “All in“Click here to share or send a greeting with this image. Touring Egypt 7: Here’s another thing to do if you are in Cairo at night. Every visitor should take the opportunity to visit Giza to see the famous sound and light show at least once. The booming presentation tells the story […]