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North America » United States » Kentucky » Lexington July 12th 2018

We picked up our dog on our way home. She really missed us. It’s great to be home!... read more

North America » United States » Kentucky » Lexington July 2nd 2018

We pulled out of Lexington around 1:30. Our first stop was to drop off Lilly at the kennel on the way out. She was not too thrilled about the arrangement.... read more

North America » United States » Kentucky » Lexington April 5th 2018

We are officially in horse country! Found a horse farm to buy ☺ We are on our way to The Ark Encounter! Can't wait to see this giant boat!... read more
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North America » United States » Kentucky » Lexington April 5th 2018

The Ark Encounter was amazing! Definitely worth a trip to see. There are so many things to learn about the whole story. Many different kinds of animals, even the kind that we would call dinosaurs 😊 and so much more. Pictures do not do justice here. It is a must see. ... read more
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North America » United States » Kentucky » Lexington October 23rd 2017

We arrived at the airport Monday with plenty of time for our 9:15pm flight, so we stopped at the pub for a beer, walked around the shopping area, went to the bathroom, got water for the flight, charged our devices, got another beer, had something to eat, went back to the bathroom, stopped off at the charging area to top off our devices…etc, etc, etc. We even started watching the security folks until they gave us the “stink eye” and then we headed to the bathroom again. Finally, it was ready to board. This would be a short flight to London where we would layover and stay the night at the IBIS hotel. The hotel was small, and fairly inexpensive, but they made it up on the breakfast…$27…ouch! And it was terrible. Our flight didn’t leave ... read more

North America » United States » Kentucky » Lexington September 14th 2017

Kathy and I are headed to Spain!!! Yeehaw! We have spent the last month or two finalizing the arrangements. We will visit Barcelona, Zaragoza, Logrono, Santander, Pecos de Europa, Oviedo, Madrid, Seville and Valencia with a final stay in Barcelona before heading home. Of course we have incorporated a hike into our trip in the Picos de Europa National Park. Our hike will start about 4 days into our trip and will be a series of day hike loops with multiple days at each B&B. Total distance will be about 60 miles and total time will be about 6 days. This will be different than our normal hikes because we will stay in one area which will allow us to enjoy the local shops and restaurants for several days. Terrain will cover 10 to 15 km ... read more

North America » United States » Kentucky » Lexington May 11th 2017

Caroline heard about inexpensive tickets to LA direct from Cincinnati and with a little luck we were able to swing cheap tickets, rooms and rental car for a trip to LA. This lets us visit the left coast, introduce Abcde to some friends and me to burn off the last of my vacation days before they expire. I have never been to LA before, and it has been almost 10 years since I visited San Francisco, this trip should be interesting. We are going to be changing hotels every couple of days so hopefully Caroline will pack light. I am working on finding things to do with a 2 year old and Caroline is just thinking about the beach.... read more

North America » United States » Kentucky » Lexington April 10th 2017

We pulled into the drive minutes before the sun began to drop below the horizon. Tyler and I unpacked onto the lawn and dispersed all the baggage to its respectful owners. The take away: 1. Tyler needs a diaper and cranberry juice or pills, too many bathroom stops. 2. Speck needs to wear more sunscreen. 3. Abcde travels like a champ. 4. Wife needs to be the first through the bathroom each morning, not the last. 5. The Boucherie's 12 hour brisket with horseradish and onions was the best thing I ate the whole trip, closely followed by Muriel's goat cheese crepe with crawfish remoulade and Jack Ruby's butter steak sliders img=http://images.travelpod.com/users/thespeck/thumbnail.xlarge.18.1492043631.img_0834.jpg?1492720209Ariel shot of Jackson square . 6. If leaving after Caroline works a full day,... read more

North America » United States » Kentucky » Lexington April 4th 2017

New crew for the French Quarter Festival. Returning from last year are Caroline, Abcde, and Tyler, we are also now joined by my neighbor Vallery and her friend Joyce. Our luggage includes 6 carry on suitcases, 2 coolers, 4 collapsible chairs, Joyce's walker and Abcde's 2nd most compact stroller, my CPAP and Caroline's backpack (which is playing the part of diaper bag/ Mary Poppins purse). Needless to say, we are blessed to have the Ridgeline Saddlebag available to use to tote some of this stuff outside the car cause sure as heck it wasn't all going to fit inside. Vallery, Joyce, Tyler and I also had small Go-Bags with our toiletries and a change of clothes so that at the overnight, not all the bags would have to leave the car. Caroline drove her car to ... read more

North America » United States » Kentucky » Lexington March 26th 2017

Just finished watching the UK/UNC basketball game. What a shame! But we are ready to travel. Finished packing today and all the packs are within the acceptable limits. Obtained our Euros earlier in the week and purchased 72-hour bus passes which covers the first 3 days of our trip including bus from the hotel to the start of our hike in Wicklow Mountain National Park.... read more




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