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Before dedicating a day to exploring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame I fortified myself with Cheerios and coffee while the nephews dined on fresh orange juice, yogurt and granola (it’s my story – can tell it any way I want – besides this will look good to the nephews’ parents). The Hall was […]

mermaids swimming along side the boat ….

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It wasn’t long after leaving Toronto before we began seeing the signs for Niagara Falls and no sooner had we passed the first sign than the debate began-should we view the falls from the Canadian side or from the U.S.? Since we had spent all our loonies and toonies at Tim Horton’s for breakfast we […]

french fries and gravy …

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I am told that the road goes on forever and after this past two weeks I do believe that the highway never ends. The road that wends through Toronto, Ontario was especially sweet, allowing us to sip Canadian Club, eat Canadian cheddar, drink Canada Dry and see Canadian Mounted Police. I liked Canada. Our friend […]

“Do you have permission to take your nephews out of the country?”

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From the description given, it seemed a great idea to stay in Windsor, Canada while visiting Uncle Al and Aunt Rita in Detroit. It was just 5 minutes away and would be an adventure. Someone forgot to mention the aspect of going through customs every time we turned around. After checking in our hotel in […]

.. recalculating ….

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In two words I can describe the drive to Chicago. I slept. After 9 hours, I was awakened as we entered the city and was instructed to finish the drive to our hotel (TWWNCBUIP does not choose to drive in the city or parallel park). If you have never tried to dock at your hotel […]

And a movie about a teddy bear …

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The boys were still sound asleep when we arrived to pick up them at CB’s on Tuesday morning, however CB only had to mention biscuits and gravy and they were racing to the showers to get ready for a down home Memphis breakfast feast. We were out the door in 15 minutes. After our overwhelming […]

It’s the crack of dawn ….

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and the nephews, TWWNCBUIP and I are loaded into the minivan, about to head out on Road Trip 2012. First stop Memphis. It seems we have made our way to Memphis as the first stop on several Road Trips…could be that’s because Memphis has been home to Chicken Boy and Calvin (CB’s wife) for the […]

Crying in the chapel…..

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Arriving in Rome we were taken immediately to our hotel – The Giulo Cesare, where we were greeted by a rep of VBT – the quite dapper, Dr. Utr. Ius Frank Van den Broeke.  Snappy jacket, purple tie, white hat and a bicycle. After a brief orientation, with special instructions about how to always “stand […]

A few confessions …

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Things are winding down for the bikers. A quick ride in the morning. Off to Lecce for lunch and a Cappucino. Visit to another church where I heard a few confessions. Naptime in the Masseria.[slideshow] Farewell dinner. Head count before boarding the bus, and we are off to the airport in Brendisi.

No biking today …..

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Our bike tour was to begin in Trulli today, so we had to transport the bikes to the starting point an hour away. When our transport arrived in Trulli we were to tour the ancient city before embarking on our daily ride. Since the temperature had dropped to less than 50 degrees and we were […]