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New Year Break in Cluj and Turda

ROMANIA | Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 | By steve_and_emma | Views [18]

After a quiet Christmas in our flat in Timisoara we opted for a change of scene and headed north to Romania’s second biggest city for a short city-break. Cluj, or Cluj-Napoca to give it the full Sunday-best title is another lovely medieval Transylvanian ... Read more >


Time For Cocoa

USA | Sunday, 10 Jan 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [43]

WE’RE BACK IN COCOA BEACH AGAIN and I, for one, could use a cup of hot cocoa. I don’t expect you poor souls in Colorado, Minnesota or—god forbid—New Jersey to feel sorry for us. It was 38° this mornig and the expected high ... Read more >


Photos: New Year Break in Cluj and Turda

ROMANIA | Thursday, 7 Jan 2021 | By steve_and_emma | Photo Gallery


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Somethin's Happenin' Here / What It Is Ain't Exactly Clear.

USA | Wednesday, 6 Jan 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [42]

“GUESTS, LIKE FISH, BEGIN TO SMELL AFTER THREE DAYS.” Back when old Ben said that there was no refrigeration—heck, he hadn’t even done the kite in the thunderstorm thing yet. Even with refrigeration and air-con, Paul still must ... Read more >


Photos: Back in Florida

USA | Tuesday, 5 Jan 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery


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Good Riddance 2020—Hello 2021

USA | Friday, 1 Jan 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [50]

WE SEEM TO FIND OURSELVES AT BOYCE Thompson Arboretum every time we come to Arizona. We always enjoy ourselves and usually see something new. This time it was the brand new Wallace Desert Garden which adds another dimension—and 13 acres with a ... Read more >


Musical Instrument Museum

USA | Tuesday, 29 Dec 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [51]

PAUL TENDS TO FORGET THAT WE HAVE visited him in Arizona before—five times if memory serves. This year we're here to support him through the best and worst of the holiday season, not to be entertained. But Paul, who can’t help being the perfect-... Read more >


. . . And Early to Rise

USA | Sunday, 27 Dec 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [52]

THE DAY BEGINS EARLY IN ARIZONA, at least it does at Casa Paul. Connie is the earliest bird. She is one of those unfortunates who can’t go back to sleep once awake so she rises at oh-dark-whatever. Paul, I’m assured, gets up before six on ... Read more >


A Very Grinchy Christmas

USA | Friday, 25 Dec 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [50]

WE CELEBRATED CHRISTMAS LIKE NORMAL FOLKS for the first time in years. We shared a delicious meal in the company of friends, quaffed a wassail or two and shared stories, both old and new. We didn’t exchange gifts or sing carols but Nick and Peggy ... Read more >


Arizona For The Holidays

USA | Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [75]

COVID BE DAMNED, WE HAVE TRADED palm trees for cactus, the Gulf of Mexico for the Sonoran Desert, humidity for dust and manatees for coyotes. Yeah, we’re spending the holidays in Arizona—Gold Canyon to be more exact—with our friend ... Read more >