Timing as they say, is everything.

And these last three weeks were excellent ones to be unplugged from the world, so to speak. The S.O. and I spent time touring the Netherlands and then to really have some fun, we climbed on board this fine beauty for two weeks: We took a cruise up to the North of Europe, Norway specifically […]

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Out and about.

Sorry for no posts for the last few days. I had to make a business trip to warmer climes. It was just a short couple of days of meetings and then up (very early) for the return flight to Deutschland. It was hot. Speaking of hot, as I mentioned, back in February, I had the […]

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While I was out.

He seized his axe, which he had made very sharp, and as the leader of the wolves came on the Tin Woodman swung his arm and chopped the wolf’s head from its body, so that it immediately died.

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Krakow

The S.O. and I went to Krakow for a long weekend. This is St. Mary’s Basilica in the center of the old city ( click to see properly):

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Stockholm

More pictures from the trip in July ( Click to see properly):

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Speaking of Ships

The S.O. and I made our first cruise ever on the Splendor of the Seas last year. It was her last year sailing for Royal Caribbean, as it had been announced she was being sold to TUI Cruises. We thought the crew did a good job seeing the ship out in style and we loved […]

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And we're back.

Ireland was really great. I really enjoyed it and have made up my mind that I need to go back. With the exception of the fact that the Union Jack was not in its rightful place flying over the buildings of Dublin-its a great place to visit.  As an aside-I have never understood the whole […]

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Road trip

"Skippy, Paul Ryan has us on double secret sequester probation,  whatever that is." " I know that". " And you are already taking a 20 % pay cut-that you didn't deserve and can't afford." "I know that too". " And furthermore-you've got a stack of credit card bills that would choke a horse. American Express […]

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More Madrid

The S.O. dragged me 447km round trip yesterday to buy a cast iron dutch oven.  Don't even ask how much it cost. On the plus side she seems to have re-learned the idea of gratitude sex-for now. We will see how long it lasts. In the mean time here are some more Spain pictures. Click […]

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Viva Madrid

I kind of think I now understand why Hemingway liked Spain. It is France without the stuck up attitudes of the French. Regardless-I really enjoyed my trip to Madrid. Surprisingly, the city was very clean, the subways worked much better than those here in Stuttgart, and the wine and food were simply marvelous. The down […]

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Taking matters into my own hands

Those frequent flier miles are not going to earn themselves you know. And since my erstwhile employer is not cooperating by providing me with the kind of travel I both need and should have as a job perk-I guess I will have to do it myself. So its on a plane today to the heart […]

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Return trip

The S.O. and I had to take separate flights home. She was on Lufthansa and I was on United.   I figured the S.O. would have had the better deal on Lufthansa-but as is typical for her, she found a way to fuck it up. She came into Frankfurt complaining about everything. The flight, the […]

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