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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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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Holiday in California

#two in a series on first time Should any of you have been wondering why I haven’t been posting, I have a good excuse. My husband and I spent 15 days in California. This was the first time for me. The distance from Denmark and the huge difference in nature and size overwhelmed me even from before the departure. Mentally […]

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Two Old Town Centers in Sweden

#2 in a series on a tour in Sweden in May 2017 In Sweden many houses are still wooden and are seen everywhere in the landscape. Houses in different colors often with white framing. The gardens have lawns and a few bushes or trees. In Denmark we have a tradition of hiding our brick houses behind hedges. In the 1960s many […]

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