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When the Wind Blows


Feb. 7, 2015. Those of you who don’t sail, may think this is a good thing for a sailboat, but it all depends on the direction and strength of the wind as well as the height of the seas. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Stewball is Heading South


Jan. 10, 2012: Some nine months ago we agreed to drive Stewball to Bluffton, SC to be part of our presentation at the Performing Arts Center. We had been invited to talk about our novel; how it came to be, what … Continue reading

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On the Road Again


July 25: It should have been an easy day. We took our time, had breakfast in our favorite cafe and left the Pullman with Stewball for the drive to Nieuw Vennep just outside of Amsterdam to ship Stewball back to the US. We … Continue reading

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A Lingering Death


July 23: It’s over. It was a lingering death. The cars are lined up in front of the Pullman hotel. The last time they will all be together and last night was the last time we will all be together. Lots of … Continue reading

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Stewball’s In Paris!


July 21: We all made it! All four cars are in Paris. We left Troyes,, a very old city on the Seine about 90 miles SW of  Paris. It was not damaged during the two world wars and has a very picturesque … Continue reading

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Never ignore a new noise


July 18: The day started out easy enough. Good roads, good speeds. Then we stopped to change drivers, telling the others to run on and we would catch up. So now we are speeding along at 65mph, maybe more, when … Continue reading

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Back East-Through Russia?


July 17: Stewball isn’t even tired and neither are we (well, not at this moment). In spite of the horrible roads we haven’t even changed a tire. The Great Race movie with Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood and Jack Lemmon ended in Paris … Continue reading

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We leave the group


July 13-16:  Wednesday we arrived in Vilnius, Lithuania, a really old, beautiful city. Our friends, Klaus and Maja VonDeylen, from Germany, surprised us. They were sitting in the hotel lobby waiting for us. Initially they had planned to join us … Continue reading

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Stuck Times 5!


July 11: Today we left Moscow. It didn’t go smoothly. As starters, we didn’t meet up with the Beetle club yesterday, they canceled. The group-or at least some of them had gone out of town and because of the road, (it … Continue reading

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Black Out


 July 7: Just when you’re almost convinced that your 5 star hotel could be in any major US city, you return from lunch ( and a city tour), to find that the electricity is out. So, OK, this could happen … Continue reading

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