Travel Journal

The following blog entries are transcripts of my travel journals from various vacations and adventures around the world. I owe my rich background in international traveling to my mother who took me on my first trip out of the country at age 11. These entries also include highlights from my photography on these extraordinary trips.

Trips Taken:

Circle of Wits

August 6, 2012
Cuba Capitol Dome

Outwitted by Edwin Markham (1852-1940) He drew a circle that shut me out — Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in! Have you ever experienced prejudice or adversity on your travels? How have you handled it?

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Secret Destinations

August 3, 2012
Double Rainbow in California

I find that traveling allows me to discover myself in ways I could not otherwise do so. I’ve found strength, courage, and daring on my travels. I’ve had the strength to keep going when physically and mentally tired. I’ve had the courage to try new things outside of my comfort zone. I’ve had daring to […]

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The Artist Eye: The Parthenon, Athens, Greece

May 4, 2012
Keira at the Parthenon

Q: What is the Parthenon? A: It is the Doric temple of Athena on the Acropolis in Athens. Q: What is the Greek Doric style? A: You can tell a Greek Doric column apart from other Greek column styles (Ionic, Corinthian) with relative ease. The Doric style is the simplest of the columns in terms […]

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Holy Land Cruise Day 8: Nazareth and Galilee (Part 2)

September 7, 2011
Jordan River Baptism

Continued from Holy Land Cruise Day 8: Nazareth and Galilee (Part 1). Very, very hot. Guide says it is often hotter. 11 AM – It is About a 20 minute drive to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. It’s a little bit misty. Earthquake area. Going from the north past Jordan River, which […]

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Holy Land Cruise Day 8: Nazareth and Galilee (Part 1)

September 7, 2011
Church of the Beatitudes

(Photo Count: 265) It’s Wednesday September 7, 2011. We are going to see Nazareth and Galilee as part of a Jesus Ministry excursion. 6:30 AM – Wake up call, breakfast in room. 7:45 AM – Meet group for departure. The Official Scoop: Day 5: 07-Sep-2011 Location: Nazareth and Galilee, Israel Tour: Jesus Ministry HF16 Reservation […]

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Holy Land Cruise Day 7: Haifa and Tzippori Mosaics

September 6, 2011
Tzippori Mosaic

(Photo Total: 159) It’s Tuesday September 6, 2011. We are at the Haifa port and plan to take an excursion to visit the Tzippori Mosaics. Today’s Temperatures: H = 89 F; L = 76 F. Forecast is clear and sunny. 8:30 AM — Breakfast! I had my usual banana pancakes; so good. Mom tried the […]

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Antarctica Journal Day 18: Miami to Orlando

March 1, 2010
Mom and Keira last hurrah in Argentina

We got to Orlando right on time 8:10 AM and Dad was waiting for us. Passport control: It was miles from the plane to the passport control in Miami. Then through customs, picking up our luggage, and dropping it off in the next room Orlando area. Thank God there are trollies. It was a long […]

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Antarctica Journal Day 17: Buenos Aires to Miami

February 28, 2010
La Recoleta Cemetery

We ate some breakfast (I had toast and fruit) (Mom had fruit). Buenos Aires Tour and Tango Show: Then we went to the Martini Bar on Deck 5 by 7:15 AM. We were off the boat by 7:30 AM. The bus was comfortable, and the tour guide, Amalia, was very nice and competent. She was […]

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Antarctica Journal Day 16: Montevideo

February 27, 2010
Keira next to a fountain in Montevideo

A little boat trivia: There is no jail on the boat, but there is security. The crew is not allowed to handle difficult guests. They call security. Evidently on the Christmas cruise a man was beating his wife in their room. The room next door called to report it. They ended up holding the man […]

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Antarctica Journal Day 15: Sea Day

February 26, 2010
Mom looking very pretty.

We have moved the clocks ahead one hour. It’s rocking and rolling quite a bit. Quiet, happy day on the boat. It really makes a big difference to have a lovely boat to be on. There is something about the Infinity that makes it big enough to have things going on. And the areas around […]

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