Day 200 February 7th 2011 Today is a milestone…it is day 200 since we left Colorado Springs. It seems like a good opportunity to reflect on what this trip has given us as we have many things for which we are grateful. First, there have been very few negative things that have happened. Neither of us has been seriously ill, we have not lost anything of value and we made it safely out of the Middle East.
Second, the ... read more
Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Barcelona » Barcelona Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more