Monthly Archives: June 2014

San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas, sticks in my mind mostly because of the bar at the Menger Hotel. Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders used to gather there.  I got my vodka gimlet and tried to imagine the scene back in the day. But

Posted in Found in the USA


Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, that country shaped like a boomerang. It is pronounced zah’-grrib. The second syllable is short and the r is a bit rolled. I had a waiter work on it with me until I got

Posted in World Glimpses

Gelada on picnic

In the Simien Mountains, the Gelada Baboons roam amidst gorgeous scenery.  It was like looking out over a section of the Grand Canyon.  Closer up, the thick-billed ravens perched amongst abysinth roses; much like a white beach rose but growing on

Posted in Wildlife

Six weeks in the USA

If you have 6 weeks to see the USA?  My suggested itinerary would include 4 days in New York City, a travel day, 4 days in the capital, Washington DC, a travel day, 3 days in New Orleans, Louisiana, a

Posted in Thinking Travel