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A Few Days in Anchorage

Last week’s post told how it happened that we were off to Alaska. This week it’s about Anchorage. Having few plans worked out well. A number of things we had read repeated the oft-heard saying that, in Alaska, as in Maine, if you don’t like the weather, wait a while. The forecast was for periodic […]

Alaska! The 49th State is Our 50th!

Matanuska River, Alaska

Growing up, my parents would take us on summer vacations that always involved driving. Sometimes we drove to visit grandparents, or aunts, uncles and cousins, and sometimes we drove to see historic places. Dad was especially fond of battlefields. Revolutionary War, Civil War, French & Indian War, we saw a lot of them. As a […]

Orvieto in Bloom

Orvieto 2018

We spent ten days in Orvieto on our recent trip to Italy. Less well known, less touristy, and charming, Umbria (the region where Orvieto is located) is beautiful, and less crowded than Tuscany, in most places. I hope you enjoy this Spark of our time in Orvieto.