Category Archives: Personal Experiences

Lessons Learned While Traveling

On August 11, 2001, my husband George and I departed for a journey around Europe that lasted until the following July. It was sometimes challenging, sometimes tiring, always interesting and the greatest experience of my life (other than some important … Continue reading

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A new year, new plans, same old me

My apologies for the long delay in adding something to my blog. The election and its outcome, visits to my family in another state and a varied assortment of holiday entertaining and minor illnesses all combined to interrupt my plans … Continue reading

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Home Again!

Although I flew home last Friday I’m still feeling the effects of jet lag and waking up in the middle of the night. That’s making me slow and dopey throughout the day and is at least part of the reason … Continue reading

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For Charlie, Sarah and Colin

To my youngest grandchildren and to everyone else — Happy Easter!  I hope the sun is shining where you are.  Here are a few Easter shop windows I’ve spied in France and England. Libbie    

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Two Weeks in Malta: A Learning Experience

I suppose on a trip as long and complicated as mine there will be at least one place that disappoints. For me, that’s Malta. I made mistakes in planning the Malta part of the trip. Although it’s off most Americans’ … Continue reading

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Time Out!

I’ve had the flu since Thursday and I’m just getting over it. I don’t know what this bug is that they have here but it must have been brought by the Ottomans or another of the enemies of the Knights … Continue reading

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Day 1 and 2 – one very long day!

(Written at the end of the day on December 30) I’m back in Paris and loving it! Being in Paris is wonderful. Getting here is not! As I write I’ve been up for about 30 hours. I’ve been dragging about … Continue reading

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