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Sept. 9, 2022 – Bilboa to Guernica

We drove to Guernica from Bilbao today. The countryside is very hilly and covered in forests of Sycamore, Pine and the invasive and destructive Eucalyptus trees. The country is trying to rid itself of...

Sept. 8, 2022 – Bilbao, Spain

Today we took the city tour of Bilbao on a double decker bus. You can pick it up right in front of the Opera House. Most of our group did the Guggenheim Museum today....

Sept. 7 Bilbao, Spain

We met our group of fourteen today. Our young leader, Igor gathered us together for the initial meeting and rules for the journey. His name is very common in the Basque region where he...

Sept.27, 2022 -Our trip to Spain and Portugal

I am now home and will start putting up the daily diary of our trip to Spain and Portugal. It was a great trip with a few days of rain but mostly very good...

Aug. 31, 2022 – Map making in Spain and Portugal

Spain and Portugal have long histories of navigation, discovery and cartography or the art of map making. There are many rich stories in history about the worlds geography and mapping expeditions on the seas...

Aug.26, 2022 – Spain and Portugal

We are off to Spain and Portugal in a few days. As always, I will post a daily journal entry about our trip. We have been to Spain a couple of times before, but...

Aug. 15, 2022 – A look back at Greece

Yesterday was the anniversary of our trip to the Greek Islands and the Olympics. It was a spectacular and relaxing trip at the same time. We had the great privilege to come to the...

Aug. 13, 2022 – Sunrise, Sunset

I am going to put up one of the short stories from my book of short stories called “Sunrise, Sunset” here for you to read. I have another book of short stories under construction...

Aug. 7, 2022 – “The Last Time”

This is an original story of mine written in 1971. I’m sure you’ve had the feeling of being followed before, but last night I was sure it was more than just a feeling. In...

Aug. 2, 2022 – Another trip, finally.

We are off to Portugal and Spain in September. We have been to Spain twice. It is a beautiful place and full of history. The Alhambra was a military complex. It became the royal...