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Travel Scans: Blenheim Palace

I haven’t seen a lot of country homes in England, so I really enjoyed visiting Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. It was built between 1705 and 1722 and is the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill. According to Wiki, … Continue reading

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San Diego de Alcala

San Diego de Alcala, the first mission in California, is considered the birthplace of Christianity in the far West. The mission was founded on July 16, 1769, by Father Junipero Serra, after King Carlos III of Spain ordered expeditions from … Continue reading

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A California Break

We were in California for Thanksgiving and I just haven’t gotten around to posting those photos. Here are a few random shots from that brief trip: We almost made the sunset, but had to meet someone, so left before the … Continue reading

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Parting shots

No, your monitor’s not messed up. The water really looks that green. It’s a limestone pool at Dumbarton Oaks, and the cherub or putto is made of lead. I imagine there’s a bit of algae in there too. This is … Continue reading

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Spanish honeymoon

As I’ve posted before, my husband and I went to Spain on our honeymoon last year. Neither of us had been there before and it was his first trip to the Continent. We traveled to Madrid, Seville and Barcelona. I … Continue reading

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