2017In January we spent two weeks away from Louisville, Kentucky. We rented a condo on Amelia Island, just north of Jacksonville, Florida on the Florida-Georgia border.
We drove the van, taking two days to cover the distance each way. Going south we did an overnight in McDonough, Georgia and coming back we spent the night in Calhoun, Georgia.
The photo albums and daily blogs are below:
FLORIDA 1 FLORIDA 2 FLORIDA 3
Day1 Day2 Day3 Day4 Day 5 Day6 Day7 Day 8 Day9
Day10 Day11 Day12 Day13 Day14 Day15 Day16 Day17
Shortly after returning from Florida, we created a JANUARY-FEBRUARY and a FEBRUARY-MARCH photo album. We posted the January February & March blogs.
Then in mid-March we spent some time in Sicily, watching Mount Etna erupt. The albums are:
SICILY 1 SICILI 2 SICILY 3 SICILY 4 SICILY 5 We recorded daily blogs.
Outbound Day1 Day2 Day3 Day4 Day5 Return
As April Fools, we drove 1,035 kilometres to Toronto. We started a photo album to record our Third Spring as APRIL MAY & JUNE and blogs for April May & June
We took a break in mid-May for a coach trip to Ottawa for the TULIP FESTIVAL. We kept rough notes for a Tulip Blog.
We drove south to Louisville in mid-June and built a PHOTO ALBUM and wrote a Blog. After the trip to Switzerland we continued the June photo album in July and early August.
We spent late June and early July on a two week rail-based trip within Switzerland. The execution of this trip was flawless. The photo albums are:
SWISS1 SWISS2 SWISS3 SWISS4 SWISS5 SWISS6 SWISS7 SWISS8
Luzern-Mt Rigi Interlaken Grindelwald Zermatt Castelgrande Oberalppass Poschiavo St Moritz - KlotenWe drove north to Toronto in early August and started a PHOTO ALBUM On our return from the Rhine, Main, Danube cruise, we added photos of autumn colours and Toronto Hydro upgrading.
In early September we flew to Amsterdam to start a very long 28 day trip on the Rhine, Main, Main-Danube and the Danube, with a land extension in Romania.
The photo albums are: RHINE MAIN DANUBE1 DANUBE2 DANUBE3 ROMANIA1 ROMANIA2
Amsterdam to Mainz Miltenberg to Kelheim Regensburg to Vienna Budapest to Osijek Belgrade to Russe Bucharest to Brasov Brasov to Toronto
The daily blogs are:
Outbound Kinderdijk Cologne Koblenz Miltenberg Wurzburg Bamburg Nuremberg Regensburg Passau Melk Vienna1 Vienna2
Budapest1 Budapest2 Kalocsa Osijek Belgrade IronGates Vidin Russe Bucharest1 Bran Peles Bucharest2 Vienna3 Return
On Guy Fawkes Day we drove the 1,035 kms from Toronto to Louisville. We started photo albums NOVEMBER and DECEMBER and a series of weekly blogs.
Nov5 Nov12 Nov19 Nov26 Dec3 Dec10 Dec17 Dec24
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