Bluff City (Memphis) – On the banks of the Mississippi…

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Why Memphis?  Well, it’s becoming one of my favorite cities and it’s my 70th birthday. Yes, yes, it’s true, I have spent the last fifteen or more years turning various ages in Las Vegas. And wow, LV is so much fun.  All those lights, that action, the people watching. And our friend Amber is the […]

AmericanaFest – Nashville 2016

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the cookie and lemonade happy hour

“The best lemoncello in Italy”

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The first day in Puglia we were given the freedom to wander about the country, at least the country surrounding our hotel. Starting the next day our hosts from VBT, Deborah and Juliano (native Puglians) had us awakened at TCOD (the crack of dawn) as opposed to my usual TCON (the crack of noon). We […]

Making noodles and drinking prosecco …

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[slideshow]We were still awake after 26 hours and quite hungry so we joined Val (a fellow cyclist) for brunch at our Masseria Torre Maizza Hotel restaurant. After lunch, I insisted on a short nap before exploring the area and ocean around the hotel. Some of our cycle mates advised against this nap plan of mine, […]

In spite of my dose of Ambian and covering my head with a blanket….

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I still could not sleep, so between meals I finished my book, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” then watched a little Italian T.V. and tried to finish the crossword puzzle, which was difficult for me as I don’t speak much Italian, yet. Once we finally landed in Roma we were directed to Terminal B […]

Delta was ready when I was ….

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It’s a good day so far, I may not be in the First Class section of the plane, but I can see it from here.

I had no idea that I needed these..

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I didn’t even know they existed. But now that I am going on a road trip to the villages of Puglia, I don’t think I can live with out them. These new shorts along with my new under-the-shirt-hidi-pouch to conceal my newly issued passport (Delta said that my old one not only had expired and […]

We’re taking a Very Long Airplane Ride

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all the way to Italy. That’s in Europe. That’s right – THE Europe. And when we get off the airplane we’re going to have to ride bikes all the way across the size 8 million and a half boot. Apparently I’m a little too tall to fit in the fancy Italian sports cars. Stay tuned […]