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We’ll miss you, Jeff

For those of you who spent time around Gammage Auditorium or a certain seedy apartment near downtown Tempe a decade ago, you probably remember Jeff Nored. Jeff worked backstage at…

A trip to Richmond

After we returned from Italy we spent a weekend with our friends Yvonne and Brian at their flat in the west London borough of Richmond. We ate dinner at their…

Venice

Our Italian tour concluded with three days in Venice, the gateway to the Orient. The city was capital of an independent state until 1866, when it joined with the Kingdom…

Florence, part 2

We spent one morning in Florence at the Palazzo Pitti, a former residence for the ruling Medici family that is now a museum and public garden. The museum is home…

Florence, part 1

After the days in wonderful Rome we took a train north to Florence, the largest city in Tuscany and the heart of the Renaissance. Tuscan food is now probably our…

Rome, part 2

Italy was full of so many wonderful things, but we can’t really share the food or the hospitality on this site, so we stick with the sights. Rome happens to…

Rome, part 1

If you ask Kim where she would most like to live in Europe, she usually responds with the name of the last place that we visited. This time it’s Rome….

A visit from Mary Lu

My aunt from Florida paid us a visit back in April. She and her new boyfriend spent the week touring London, and on Saturday they came out to the countryside…

A visit from Kim’s father

About the same time that Chels and Co. were in town, Kim’s father paid us a visit from California. One day we took a short road trip to the nearby…

A visit from Chels, Amy, and Sherry

Back in March we got a short visit from some old Arizona friends who were on a long-distance girls’ night out. We wandered the city all day on Sunday and…