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Oct 24, 2011

Vacation in Southern Europe: Rome

Ssssoooo, Rome was a bit different from Venice and was much like any other major city. Big, alive, lots of lights and sounds (ah, I wax poetic, eh?). Several items of note.....there are hundreds of buses and quite a few trains...do yourself a favor and remember the stop of your hotel...slightly important....jjjuuussttt slightly.

Oct 20, 2011

Vacation in Southern Europe: Venice

So, I dragged my wife out on another trip, but this time there was no snow. Yeah, someone with fewer brain cells than I planned our last vacation - in the dead middle of winter in New York City....but let's not be the type to find out who that was and hunt them down for some version of retribution and whatnot....I'm all about forgiveness and all that happy sun-shiny stuff.

Feb 18, 2011

What it's like to own an Apple product

Heh, heh...this was shown to me yesterday and of course I must post it....www.theoatmeal.com is the creator of this, not me.

Jan 12, 2011

New Yawk, New Yawk

So, if it isn't obvious yet, my father's travel and photography bug has really caught on with myself and my sisters and if I'm in one state too long then little green people start talking to me and telling me about China and the United Arab Emirates and Peru and every other country I've not been to for which I need to visit before I've expired.

We had plans to visit several countries in Europe at the end of last year, but because of terrorist threats (actually not the threats, really the fact that people shut down tourist attractions!!!! how do you shut down the Eiffel Tower?! - anyway....) we had to cancel that idea. Next was a cruise down the Eastern Seaboard, but life apparently had other ideas for our family.

So! We resorted to a trip to the North East and I dragged Madame Bekki all around the place just after and before another blizzard which kept the temperatures in the low 30's and 20's, but sadly no manly stories of frostbite or missing limbs to make myself feel much more macho and manly and aide in growing my ego to the point of popping (that's what being a man is about, you know :) ) and I only have pictures to tell the story.

Ahem....take that Kait....:p

Liberty Island, New York City, NY

Subway, Queens, New York City, NY

Kennedy Memorial, Arlington National Cemetary, Arlington, VA

Liberty Bell, Philidelphia, PA

Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington National Cemetary, Arlington, VA

The White House, Washington, DC