Selected Photos–Volume 1

Without recalling or re-posting all of the details of any particular trip, I thought it would be fun to post a few special photos of special places.  Valerie does all of our photography and while neither of us claim any special photographic skills, she captures some very nice images.  (These photos are in no particular order.)

Turnagain Arm, Anchorage, AK

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Look Back: Iguazú Falls

In August 2013, we ended our 4 month trip to South America in Buenos Aires.  We rented an apartment there for two weeks and during that time we took a bus trip to Puerto Iguazú in order to see Iguazú Falls.  This is really a collection of approximately 275 discreet waterfalls that straddle the border between Argentina and Brazil.  Iguazú Falls are considered to be among the most beautiful and largest in the world.  They stretch out over an area 1.7 miles long so it’s difficult to take it all in but you can experience the beauty of these falls from many vantage points.

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While in Puerto Iguazú, you can easily check out Tres Fronteras which provides a view of three  countries at the confluence of two great rivers.

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Tim Baker Birthday

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Our friend Tim Baker and his twin sister Cindy, celebrated their 60th birthday in October.  We were invited to join them at their party.  It was held at Sweetwater Regional Park in Bonita, CA, a little southeast of San Diego.

The party was really nice and very fun.  It was held in the community center at the park.  They had catered snacks and a live band.  We had a really good time and enjoyed meeting their family and friends.

Of course, Tim and Dinah live in Prescott, AZ, so they brought their RV so that they could park at Sweetwater for the party.  The park has a very nice campground with really spacious RV sites.  And, they generously invited us to stay overnight with them in their RV.

We were so happy to be able to share this special occasion with Tim.

Munich, Germany

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Bavarian National Theater

Munich traces its founding to the year 1158.  In 1240 the city would pass to the House of Wittelsbach which would govern Munich (and Bavaria) for the next 700 years.  Munich prospered as a salt trading center but would be hit hard by the plague in 1349 and it would persist for the next 150 years.  The coopers (barrel makers) initiated a ritualistic dance in an effort to bring an end to the plague since their trade was suffering because people were afraid to leave their houses and therefore were not drinking as much beer.  This dance continues to be performed every seven years but it is reenacted 3 times daily by the little figures in the Glockenspiel high up on the main tower of the city hall.

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