Chartres, France Feb 1-2

Chartres, France Feb 1-2

February 1-2, Chartres, John We landed at Charles De Gaulle, Paris on the first, picked up our leased car and headed for Chartres.  On the way we stopped at IKEA to pick up a few kitchen items and pillows and a fleece blanket.  Heidi sleeps a bit like the Princess and...

New York

New York

It was shocking to leave Antigua in the afternoon, and find ourselves in cold, dreary New York in the late evening. Our friend Marjorie too us to lunch at a fabulous restaurant on the water owned by a former famous model. Soon we are in an Uber heading into manhattan....

Antigua, January 21-27, 2024

Antigua, January 21-27, 2024

Antigua, January 21-27, 2024 We left Austin for Houston on Saturday January 20 for an overnight at the airport Marriott to make a 07:45 Sunday flight to Miami for the final connection to Antigua.  By the end of the flight to Antigua, on the generally but not...

Austin

Austin

Spending 10 days with Alex was a joy. Despite her having to return to work, we explored the city, took walks, and saw friends. Margaritas and queso were a daily indulgence, and we did mange to take in some of the continuing “weirdness”. Alex’s friends Kaleen and Ernie...

Getting There (part2)

Getting There (part2)

So, on we went through New Yok, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, and finally Texas… Fortunately, we had a terrific overnight stop to see our dear family in Kentucky, cousins Anthony, Laura and little Thomas. We were welcomed with...

Getting There

Getting There

The first leg of the trip commenced in Connecticut, with an early morning departure at 4:00 AM. With a packed Jeep Grand Cherokee, dog (Wes) and cat (Bonnie), Alex and I hit the road, Austin bound. It was an inauspicious start. Not far from Stanford heading to NYC in...

John & Heidi’s Semester Abroad

John & Heidi’s Semester Abroad

We are writing this blog to keep our friends up to date on our travels, and perhaps to inspire and inform similar adventures. We are grateful to those who have chosen to join us along the way. Personally, I am taking a sabbatical from painting to find new inspiration....