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We Arrive in Naples: The Gospel Comes to Italy

  We’re here! … in Naples, enjoying lovely Mediterranean temperatures, hearing the music of spoken Italian drifting from the courtyard below our window, and anticipating a wonderful two weeks touring with Jeff Weima on a study tour exploring the impact of … Continue reading

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… and, we’re off!

Tomorrow night, Gerry and I leave our comfortable Moose River cabin for six weeks of adventure, first “outside” (meaning the Lower 48, those continental states that are not AK or HI) then across the Atlantic. First, we will be traveling … Continue reading

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In the Mean Time …

This morning’s visit to the Museum of Natural History to view their collection of gems and minerals can be labeled a success.  Gerry (me, too) really enjoyed the displays even though the English school children were there in full force, … Continue reading

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A full day’s short report …

The British Museum and “Billy Elliot” – only two events, but making for a full day. While Gerry wrapped up at APPEX this morning, I headed off to the museum.  We made plans to meet at the information kiosk in … Continue reading

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The Most Important Street in Britain

During the off-season, the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace happens less frequently; today was one of the lucky days, so off I went, hopefully early enough to have a good viewpoint.  I scored a spot on the Victoria … Continue reading

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On the South Bank

London Bridge is fall…  no, wait — the actual London Bridge is in Arizona somewhere, replaced now with a very sleek and modern span across the skyline, so although the history associated with the bridge is interesting and full of … Continue reading

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Strolling down the Strand

Jet-lag is a mysterious thing; there are all sorts of remedies for getting over the time differential quickly and for lessening its impact, but nothing beats a nice long sleep, which we enjoyed last night – such a long sleep … Continue reading

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A long and winding road ….

We have had a series of delayed — and thus, missed — flights, so our 7+-hour trip to London turned into a 18-hour marathon.  Whatever could go wrong did:  our flight out of GR was late leaving, so we missed … Continue reading

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Anticipating an adventure ….

We are looking forward to a wonderful week visiting London!  Departing this Saturday (March 8), we anticipate meeting interesting people (as Gerry represents the Doyon Native Corporation at an international oil producers’ gathering), seeing famous sights, and enjoying our return … Continue reading

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A visit to Corinth

On Monday morning, January 20, we traveled outside of Athens for an excursion to the ancient city of Corinth, driving over the Isthmus of Corinth from mainland Greece onto the Peloponnesian Peninsula.  This isthmus has great historical significance since it … Continue reading

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