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Day 5 – sheep in a park and green brains on the road

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Marble butts, fig leaves, and a subway fistfight–our first full day in Rome

We got up relatively early and took the train (Metro) to Vatican City. Along the way, I re-learned what I’d already known from other trips–there is no such thing as “personal space” in Europe. Especially on public transit. If you’re … Continue reading

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Beer at breakfast, wine at dinner: on our way to Italy

Okay–so flying transatlantic is better than swimming it–but only just. I love traveling, but I never look forward to long flights; my tailbone (and now my legs) gets put out by the long sitting time. I swear, the airlines should … Continue reading

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Day 5: A day on Lewis

STORNOWAY STANDING STONES/WAR MEMORIAL TOWER/LEWS CASTLE/INVERNESS I’m happy to report that I slept quite well, given the circumstances. Meaning—doesn’t anyone use just blankets and bedspreads anymore? These duvets—it’s either sweat or freeze. Last night was workable though, because Paul had … Continue reading

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Day 4: Finally, off to the main reason for this trip

LEWIS/DUN EISTEAN So here we are in Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis. BEST. DAY. EVER!! Earlier in the day, we got up early to ensure our place in the car line for the ferry. But first—breakfast. Traditional Scottish one—OJ, … Continue reading

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Scotland, Day 3

LOCH LOMOND/BALLACHULISH/ULLAPOOL Up early—I might have gotten a little bit of sleep, but not much—and over to the airport for coffee. We then had breakfast in another area of the airport. This is where we discovered that Jack Daniels sells … Continue reading

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Interview with Frank Ruffolo, author

  Hello all–happy to have you visit. You’re here on a very good day, for I have with me none other than Frank A. Ruffolo, an author with many and varied talents. I started reading Frank’s books a year or … Continue reading

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