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North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta September 7th 2013

It’s Saturday morning and Drew and I are supposed to be on our way to the airport. Well we’re running late, everything is on hold, and to top it off it’s 8:30 am and our flight just left Orlando to Atlanta. Hmmmm It’s going to be a hectic day. Kirsten hurries me into the shower and keeps everything moving along. You know those Darden mangers they don’t let any project slip. It’s now 10:30 am, Drew is here and Kirsten and Lori are taking us to the airport. Drew’s nervous, I’m nervous, Kirsten & Lori are smiling from ear to ear. We jump out at departing flights and hugs & kisses are exchanged. Drew & I walk up top the Delta counter. We check in and as usual the agent tells us how bad it is. ... read more

Europe » Switzerland » North-East » Zürich September 15th 2012

It’s 6 AM and Kirsten and Bea are standing over me ready to go to the airport. I’m lying in bed thinking can I just get another hour of sleep? NO! I struggle to the bathroom, I turn on the shower, I step in, it feels great, one problem, I still have my pajamas on. As I exit the shower Kirsten catches me and says baby you are one tired puppy. Yea! We’re out of the hotel and heading to the Flughoffen (Airport). Bea comments that this is our best time ever, as I’m still brushing my teeth. We turn the car in and start pulling our luggage through the airport. I keep thinking; I hope, I get bumped, I hope I get bumped, about that time Kirsten, looks at me and says, NOT EVEN NO, ... read more
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Europe » Switzerland » South-East » Andermatt September 13th 2012

What! What! Wake up, its 7:30; uhaaaa! Ok! Ok! Give me a minute. Ok, What is there a problem, yea! We need to get on the road, why! You said last night, we are on the down side of the hill of our vacation. Yes, that is correct. Well we need to get to Zurich to check in. But, our flight isn’t till Saturday, Oh that’s right. Ok, you can rest another 30, minutes. Thanks! Breakfast was good considering the wake-up call I received. Kirsten keeps apologizing for waking me up early. STOP! I want everyone to know today is my brothers birthday. His name is Clayborn, he is named after my Uncle Buster. Happy Birthday Clayborn; love ya and thinking of you along with the years we grew up together. Look forward to seeing you ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Piedmont » Stresa September 12th 2012

After waking up and having breakfast in La Morra we loaded up and started toward Turin. This is where the shroud of Christ is stored. In the Domo, last time I was here I was unable to see it due to the cathedral being repaired. I hope to see it this time. We arrived within 2 hours; we walked around Turin and had lunch. We saw sights but couldn’t see the Shroud. Not open, so I read about it, I’ll just have to come back another time. Bea suggest we stop at a café and have a Bicerin, you say what it’s pronounced “Bitch Er In”. It’s a coffee that has chocolate and cream. Very rich and unique to Turin. As were leaving we get lost trying to get out of the Turin, I think we ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Piedmont » Barolo September 11th 2012

Today Brian’s and Swen’s birthday, happy Birthday. We won’t forget their birthday any time soon. Clayborn’s is just around the corner and I’m somewhere in there. We get up and have a flash breakfast Kirsten is ready revving the engine. I’m climbing in my seat with a piece of toast with jam as she’s pulling out the drive. We tour the Barolo area villages and vineyards. We visit another WI MU, Wine Museum in Barolo. We stop at numerous cathedrals, Bea remarks, if you seen one you’ve seen all. Hmmmmmm We have lunch in a sleepy village of Cherasaco at the intersection of Hwy 50 and Hwy 17-92. Yea you get the picture. Traffic everywhere. We have antipasto and when we’re almost done Bea says, hey they’re famous for snails. Kirsten says order some. So Bea ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Piedmont » La Morra September 11th 2012

I slept so well, the bed was as hard as granite and the thread count of the sheets must have been over 1000. Kirsten, hmmm let’s not go there. She was happy that the bathroom had a tub. I’m up and out of the room heading to breakfast. It’s not the best but pretty good. Kirsten and Bea come down 20 min later. This time the dinning room is full of European Hells Angels. Yea, lots of bikers all dressed up in their Harley Davisson gear. It’s hard to take a badass biker serious when he speaks German or French. After breakfast we load up and are heading to the Barolo wine region, to get out of the Po Valley ASAP we get on the Autobahn and drive like there is no tomorrow. Let me just ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Liguria September 9th 2012

It’s our last morning at Greve, we’ve had a good time here but all good things must come to an end. We finish breakfast in the courtyard and pack up the car. Kirsten says goodbye to Dora the white lab and she looks sad to see her leave. Our plan is to head west this is where we back tract toward the Cinque Terre. To make up time we get on the autobahn and head toward Parma. Were making the figure 8. After about two hours we get off the autobahn in search of mushrooms. Well not exactly. Were heading toward this itty-bitty village called Albareto. Yea, I mean if you blink you’ll miss this one. Kirsten found that they hold a mushroom festival here and was going. OK! We drive & drive & drive turn ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Greve in Chianti September 8th 2012

Everyone is up and ready to go by 8, it’s market day and Kirsten wants to get there first. Wait a minute, I would like a little breakfast ok! Bea speaks up YEA! Ok, but don’t take all morning. Yea, Yea, Yea as Bea and I walk toward the dinning room. Kirsten follows us in, Oh that’s looks good. Around 9, after a nice slow and enjoyable breakfast Kirsten is revving the engine. It’s a small engine however she is revving it. LOL. Were pulling out I have one leg still hanging out of the car and Bea is trying to close her door. Ya’ll just need to eater faster. We pull into Greve, Kirsten finds the market, yes her and Bea are out and gone before I can even get out of the car. Not ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Greve in Chianti September 7th 2012

This bed is as hard as granite, I love it, and Kirsten doesn’t. I wake up around 7 AM, shower and dressed by 7:15. I’m sitting in the court yard all by myself writing the blog. It’s brisk and the coffee is perfect, yea this is what I image heaven to be. We wrap up breakfast and load into the car. Today were doing Florence, yea were going to hang with David and Michelangelo. It’s about 22 KM north of our Agriturismo. We are they’re in less than 30 min, and Kirsten’s pulling into a parking space. Every time we come to Florence Kirsten has always snagged a parking spot. We are within walking distance to Ponte Veccio. We’re out of the car and walking and decide to walk up to the Michelangelo Piazza. I believe ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Liguria » Cinque Terre September 6th 2012

I wake up the church bells are ringing its 7:30 AM. Kirsten is coming out of the bathroom fully dressed. Her and Bea are ready, Kirsten suggested they would walk the remaining villages and I could stay here and update my blogs. Hmmmm, walk a lot or sit at a café. Your right honey I think I need to take it easy today. I’ll stay here and update the blogs and check out. I’ll wait for you on the steps of the hotel. Ya’ll have a nice walk. After getting up I head up to the terrace, this is where the Wi-Fi is located. I sit down and start updating my blogs. Cappuccino, quite, beautiful view, its great for the first hour. A door opens and out walks Betty. Yea, Bea’s BFF. She told me all ... read more
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