Category Travel

T19 An old building with young blonde

  The Order of the Sons of Hermann, also known as Hermann Sons and by its German name as Der Orden der Hermann’s Soehne or Hermannssöhne, is a mutual aid society for German immigrants that was formed in New York City on July 20, 1840.[1][2] The order provides low-cost insurance and mutual aid and has […]

T18 Tower over in Wyoming

It is pretty amazing to see this in the flesh, er, I mean in the rock. I had seen this when it appeared in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. ( Now that I have written this, I had to go back to see the scene in the movie in which the Tower and the mothership […]

T16 Park yourself outside

After the wife and I started travelling following our marriage in SEP 2015, I tried to get her excited about the National Park System ( She had heard about them but was not on a tear to see a large number of the property under the NPS flag. There are only 59 national parks, but I […]

T10 Visiting Madrid sounds good to me

I have told friends that I have four favorite towns. Austin, NYC, Berlin, and Madrid. The wife has visited all but one of these with me. We flew to Madrid from Moscow in DEC 2017. We even spent New Year’s Eve in Plaza Mayor where I proceeded to have my iPhone stolen. Madrid (/məˈdrɪd/, Spanish: [maˈðɾið], […]

T08 Denver hosted many fests

Sixteen years ago, I was stationed at Fort Carson. Up the road, Denver beckoned with many offerings including the Larimer Square (,_Denver) Oktoberfest. A beer festival is an event at which a variety of beers are available for purchase. There may be a theme, for instance beers from a particular area, or a particular brewing style […]