I've written about traffic and driving techniques in other parts of the world - South America, South Africa, St. Helena and London come to mind, and each was unique and interesting in it's own way. Rome traffic brings this to another level altogether…Read More
My Merrell hiking shoes are just about done. The treads are okay, but the topsides have cracks and splits large enough to stick my finger through, and certainly aren't worth bringing with us on the Via Francigena. While they were quite comfortable, they didn't last nearly as long as I expected. In addition, after wearing them on the trail for a long day, my sweaty feet really generated some serious stink. After our 20+ days on the Thames path, they weren't allowed in the same room with us at the end of the day.
Marcie's Oboz are just as old and have at least as much mileage, but are still in pretty good shape. The problem with her shoes was that they were uncomfortable after 8-10 miles. Even worse, she was constantly plagued with blisters. Time for both of us to look for replacements. Off to REI to look for replacements…Read More
When we were gathering an immense amount of stuff for our visa applications, we found that the cost for passport photos was kinda steep. I figured that if the 12 year old kid in charge of the photo section at Walgreens could whip them out, how hard could it be? Maybe I could figure it all out for next time and save some money. As it turns out, it really is pretty easy to do it yourself.Read More