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So Long Swish Chalet

We parted ways with how the other half live and rejoined our tribe: In economy class, sardined inside funnel tubes that aren't far removed from the Central Services supply ducts of Gilliam's Brazil.   From the seashore looking up, from…

A Finished End

Stephen discovered a Milos travel guide on his iPad.  On our last day!  Some good that does us.  Interesting to note, I guess, that the island has been inhabited from around 2300 BC. After yet another top-heavy breakfast we went…

Jim Goes in for a Closer Look

Anyone remember Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom?  Marlin Perkins stayed well back and would say things like “watch Jim as he approaches that lion.”  And Jim Fowler would do something theoretically dangerous.  Today I could have taken Marlin’s job.  …

It’s All Greek to Me

Monday morning.  24 degrees. Or 27.  Something hot.  We were out of the hotel early, 6:40 a.m. or so, and the airport was HOPPING.  Crazy busy.  We navigated through check-in, then fast track security, then duty free (Schengen zone duty…

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