A friend of ours is traveling to California later this week and staying in the area we visited last month. She was asking for recommendations of places to see and do. Naturally I'm heading to the central coast region of California for this week's travel Tuesday post.
Facebook is very good at reminding of things that you have done in the past. For example, today it reminded me that three years ago my friend Nancy and I arrived in Berlin. It was a great visit only marred by the fact that we were both quite ill - me at the arrival and Nancy near the end. We didn't get to do everything that we had wanted but we still had a great time. In fact, I enjoyed myself so much that Paul has insisted that go to Berlin this fall after our visit to Poland.
here are some shots from my time in Berlin in 2013 . . .
A few weeks ago I was searching for a particular pic for a photo hunt and came across our pics from our cruise of the Greek islands. Even though Ephesus is not one of the Greek islands it was a port of call on the cruise . . .
Ephesus is an ancient city in Turkey’s Central Aegean region, near modern-day Selçuk. Its excavated remains reflect centuries of history, from classical Greece to the Roman Empire – when it was the Mediterranean’s main commercial center – to the spread of Christianity. Southwest of Selçuk stands the House of the Virgin Mary, a pilgrimage site believed to be where Mary spent the last years of her life.
We left the snow behind and headed to California for a long weekend of fun. We shoppedm toured wineries, tasted olive oil, met up with good friends, and ate some wonderful food. I can't wait for slow bowl 2009.