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Semper Fidelis

  This morning I woke up with the words “Semper Fidelis”, and I had the picture in mind of the Marine who is faithfully guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Military Cemetry. He will be there day and night in all kind of weather always faithful to his oath. Here is more on the voluntary sentinels who […]

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Modern Art in San Francisco, SFMOMA

SFMOMA   We love to visit museums so this on modern art was no exception. Sometimes it’s a bit tricky to find the right address. Maybe that is just us? In case you look for it the map is here, The area is Mission Street and Market Street and the surrounding buildings are so big that it’s easy to lose focus on […]

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Grace Cathedral and Surroundings

To get a grasp on how to get to know San Francisco, Henry and I got on one of these circulating tourist buses that are available in most big cities. After a while we got places and headsets to hear the information about the city. Suddenly this huge beautiful Grace Cathedral in Gothic style stood high above in the street. […]

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Experiencing Amtrak

My husband was convinced that he didn’t want to rent a car and travel from San Francisco and down the coast towards Los Angeles. He is no novice in driving in the United States but his voice told me that he meant it. I had never driven anywhere in the United States so it was out of the question that […]

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A Fragment of San Francisco

Continuation of the tale of our recent trip to California   We had four nights at a normal hotel near Union Square. It was a practical place to stay though I wouldn’t be able to remember anything from that hotel. We would like to see another part of the big city and found an old Victorian Hotel called “San Remo” at Mason […]

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Historical Christmas Trees

Visiting the Ronald Reagan Library at my recent tour to California we entered a room with decorated Christmas trees. At first, I thought it had to do with White House Christmas trees but it appeared that they each symbolized a decade of the U.S. history. The Christmas tree was invented around the 1840s in Germany  I love history and found […]

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Channel Island National Park

Continuation of impressions from Ventura Southern California Links to the other posts on this holiday From the coast where we stayed in Oxnard, we could see the contours of The Channel Island. At the harbour of Ventura, there is a Channel Center Visitor Center. If you can’t go to the desolate and exotic islands, the Visitor Center is a fine substitute. At […]

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Prayer on Healing

Devotional Friday   I like to follow David Joseph on Periscope and Twitter. He is a Christian teacher called “Praying Medic” as he learnt to pray for difficult cases as a first responder in emergencies. I recently took notes on his Saturday teaching.  I like that he does teaching on both biblical matters and on how he sees the things happening politically […]

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