Fun Facts About Texas

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Travel Update, United States | 4 Comments

There is a growing feeling that perhaps Texas is really another country, a place where the skies, the disasters, the diamonds, the politicians, the women, the fortunes, the football players and the murders are all bigger than anywhere else. Pete Hamill We spent ten days in Texas, the former republic that my friend Kim called […]

American Icons: Pepper Sauce and Texas Beer

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Travel Update, United States | No Comments

“Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien Our journey across America gives us an opportunity to get to know more about iconic American businesses. Recently we had a chance to tour and taste at two. Shiner. Our friends Rich and Cathy took us to Shiner, Texas, home of the Spoetzl Brewery and their […]

The Queen of the Missions

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Travel Update, United States | 6 Comments

“…in point of beauty, plan, and strength…there is not a presidio…that can compare with it.” Father Morfi, 1777 I expect that most people don’t even know that what is probably the most famous Spanish missions, was even originally a mission. But, I’m getting ahead of myself. Laurie and I have visited our share of churches […]

Walking into History: Fort Bowie, Arizona

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Travel Update, United States | 2 Comments

“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kanas anymore.” Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz A roadrunner, spooked by our Subaru, started racing us down the dirt road. He pulled ahead and after about 35 yards ducked under a barbed wire fence and disappeared across a field. A match against a roadrunner may be common […]