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Day 16 – Jan.1 – 2019 – Sarnath – India

Day 16 – Jan. 1 – 2019 – Today we drove out to a nearby ancient Buddhist learning center. This is where Gautama Buddha preached his first sermon. We then visited the Sarnath Museum....

Living a full life- 2020

A full life is not determined by its length. Some might say that I have overstayed my welcome. I do not agree. With this virus among us now, perhaps it is time to rethink...

To my readers in Denmark – 2020

Tak, fordi du kom til mit websted. Thank you for coming to my site. Vi har vaeret i dit land og nod det meget. We have been to your country and enjoyed it very...

North Korea – The Subway

North Korea does have a subway system. It is very short and is really a bomb shelter. It is very deep under ground. While we were traveling down there on an escalator, the lights...

New travel photos are up 2-25-20

I now have many photos uploaded on different trips. These aren’t all of them, but it takes a little time. I will put more up each day as time permits. Thanks for coming to...

Jan.27, 2020-The health problem in China

This outbreak of this illness is exactly one of the most important reasons for proper border control. When you have easy access to travel around the world, it is more important than ever to...

January, 2020- Benvenuti nel mio sito

Sono uno scrittore sconosciuto. Mi chiamo R. C. hand, Google me a R. C. Hand, autore. Li vedrai una mia foto e le copertine dei miei romanzi. Sono un Americano e non parlo italiano,...

February 2009 – Carnaval and more – Carnaval e mais

Obrigado por nos fazer sentir bem-vindos. Come to my travel blog and look up the story of our trip to Brazil. Venha para o meu blog de viagem a veia a historia be nossa...

Hong Kong – 2020

Those brave people in Hong Kong are still hanging on. What other choices do they have? Death, imprisonment or freedom? I hope they get their freedom. There are millions backing them in silence and...

Nochevieja – 2019

Quiero desearles a todos ustedes y a Sudamerica un feliz ano nuevo. He tenido un muy buen ano y le deseo lo mismo en al proximo ano. Estoy investigando sobre mi nuevo preludio de...

Hong Kong – 2019

What are you going to do to help these brave people in Hong Kong. How long does liberty have to be kept from the Chinese people? Sadly this despicable regime continues to imprison and...

A look back at my youth. Dec.23,2019

I was very fortunate to live an unconventional childhood. Many others have done the same and benefitted from that experience, I am sure. When I was around six, my family created a restaurant in...

South Africa – 2018 – Read about our trip

Come to my Dec.8, 2019 blog and read it. I have a free chapter of my novel, “Sailing Away,” there, for you. Beware, it is a long chapter, and filled with historical information and...

Africa – Our safari – 2017

If you live in Africa or you are just interested in the “Dark Continent,” go to my travel blog and find the stories of our two trips to six countries there. We went to...

Dec.7, 2019 “Sailing Away” is up on Amazon now.

“Sailing Away is a sailing adventure that takes place on a voyage from London and through the Mediterranean sea with many stops. It then proceeds down the west coast of Africa to Cape Town....

To my readers in Africa – Thanks for coming to my site for a look

My wife and I had a great trip to Africa a few years ago. I have written about the trip on my travel blog. Please take a look at it if you haven’t already....

The Theater – November 2, 2019

I went to two plays this week in my area. One was Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch and the other was a live local production of “Violet.” The “Hamlet” was a five year old production...

Mongolia – 2016 -The Horse Race

We went far out into the countryside for a large and important event one day. It was a long horse race in a straight line from somewhere off in the far distance which then...

Leaving Folsom – Oct. 21, 2019

We are leaving Folsom for home today. We had a nice visit with family, but sadly we have to leave. All is well here and our long drive is now before us. As I...

Oct.20, 2019 – Off to Folsom

We headed back south to Folsom on the 5 Freeway through the Great Central Valley of California. It is the bread basket of our state. We are getting a second look at the countryside...

Oct. 20,2019 – We are off to Folsom

We had a great visit with some former neighbors of my wife. They have two grown children that my wife had baby sat when she was a young teenager. They all shared fond memories...

A road trip to Northern California – Oct. 18, 2019

We took off on our road trip this morning. Our first stop is Santa Maria, California. We arrived at my other in law’s home in three hours and fifteen minutes from Sunset Beach, California....

October something – I don’t need to know anymore.

My wife and I volunteer two days a week at a local hospital. We do this to meet new people, get some exercise and give back because we are so fortunate. Our hard work...

Sept.26, 2019 – Montreal Airport

The traffic to the airport was light this morning. It only took 25 minutes instead of the 40 minutes that it took to leave the airport before. The people who helped us load and...

Oct.2, 2019 – My diet on board ship

I behaved myself very well on this cruise when it came to eating, that is. I refused those lovely desserts that I was offered and opted for the fruit instead, for the most part....

The Sailing Life and Quebec

This adventure over rough seas has reminded me of the difficulties that sailors from all sailing cultures have faced in the past. We traveled in great comfort and were never wanting. Not so, the...

Tuesday, Sept.24, 2019 – Saguenay

We went into Saguenay for a tour of two old settlements today. They are recreations of the originals. There was Iroquois long house made of birch here in the past, as well as others....

Tuesday, Sept.24,2019 – Saguenay

We have turned north northest at Tadoussac and are heading up the Saguenay Fiord to Saguenay. The land is a mix of sheer cliffs and hills at the rivers edge. Everything is covered in...

Sept.21, 2019 – Life at sea and the plan-

The time at se can give us a time to think about matters seldom thought about at home. The seas are still heaving by the way and it is difficult to walk down the...

Friday, Sept.20, 2019 – Qaqortoq, Greenland

We walked near a couple of old Cemeteries here in town. We like to visit cemeteries and read the inscriptions. It makes me wonder about these people who have passed on. It was interesting...