Category Archives: Kids

Stuff about, from the kids on travel, and / or for kids

Hodi 2!

It must be our Puppy Karma to help abandoned puppies… A month ago, a stray dog was found and the armload was carried inside by Joan, the Executive Director at BAGI (Bay Area Glass Institute).  I was blowing glass and … Continue reading

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The Curse of the Fast Thinker

– thoughts during the course of a day Feb 25, 2012 It’s a Saturday night, and I have only myself to entertain. In the prison cell of my apartment, I sit in isolation, buffered by the empty air around the … Continue reading

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The further adventures of Hodi!

Well, in preparation for Hodi’s coming, I shopped around and found a pet-appropriate vaccum cleaner, in anticipation of allergies (yes, I’m allergic to dogs, but MUCH more to cats – off the charts!).  WOW!  Those vacuum cleaners cost a  heap! … Continue reading

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Florence — Firenze really IS a dream …

Our first day in Florence, also known locally as Firenze, and we woke up late, but made it JIT (just in time at 8:45 am) for a partial breakfast with grumpy women cleaning everything up as quickly as they could.  … Continue reading

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A Day with Afro Celotto

Today was a SUCCESSFUL day that started with the purchase of our train tickets to Florence from Venice (only took 5 minutes from the aptly named Fast Ticket booth – like BART, though for trips all over Italy!).  The water … Continue reading

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1 Home, 2 Still Out – wandering around Istanbul!

Just got an email from Mark that he’s going to meet Chris this weekend!  It’s still a bit incomprehensible that Chris is finished with his round the world jaunt, and Amy and I have yet to reach Europe!  All during … Continue reading

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Victor Harbor has one of the most fun places on earth!  Urimmburah Wildlife Park just 10 minutes northeast of Vic Harbor’s CBD (Aussies fondly call their “downtown” Central Business Districts, CBDs).  For a mere AU$6 (about the same in US$ … Continue reading

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