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Europe

Our favorite place to travel, since there’s so much to see and do in such a small area.

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…

Switzerland, part 2

After we came down from the snowy alps, we spent the rest of the day wandering around Montreux before returning to Geneva that night. Known for its annual Jazz festival,…

Switzerland, part 1

For the second part of Kim’s mother’s visit we flew to Switzerland for a few days. We spent the first part in Geneva, then we took a train east to…

Leeds Castle

Kim’s mother came for a visit in March, and during her first weekend in town we drove east to visit Leeds Castle. Continuously inhabited since the 1100s, the castle came…

A visit from Tom Plachecki

We’ve actually had two visits from Tom. The first time was late last summer, and more recently we had dinner in London in January. Kim took some photos during his…