In 1973, I rode a donkey up that zig zag road. It was not my best moment. But the view from the top was spectacular.
Postcard from the 1968 Olympics, Mexico City. We were living there at the time and I had a month off from school because they were encouraging people to leave town to ease the congestion.
Last week we took a tour of Parliament rather than have class. It was interesting. We’ve seen a couple of plays – the other night Shakespeare in an outdoor theatre. Today we took a bus to Stonehenge. Needless to say I am keeping busy.
The postcard says, View of Lake Atitlan, a great tourist attraction. Land of Eternal Spring.
Here I am at Lake Atitlan, about 1967. The lake is actually a collapsed volcanic cone.
This is the gondola we see outside our window and the one President Ford rode in up to give his speech on top of the mountain. I haven’t been up in it yet – maybe tomorrow. It is misty and chilly today.
(We spent a week in Vail playing tennis and hiking. We actually saw President Ford getting out of the gondola.)
“One of the newest and most popular winter resorts in the “Valley of the Sun” is the spacious modern Camel Back Inn, located in the heart of the desert near Phoenix, a resort of real charm.”
This is a picture of the Queen’s refurbished castle in the Hague (Paleis Huis ten Bosch). She and family are moving in today so flags are flying, there is music and dancing all over the city. A “tub race” is going on in the park near my apartment. I’m going to walk over and see what it is.
Historical Marker, Prescott, Wisconsin:
“The St Croix River joins the Mississippi here. In 1680 explorers Hennepin and DuLhut both passed this point. About 1755 this area was the site of a surprise attack in which over 335 Sioux were killed by Chippewa Indians. In 1827 Fort Snelling army officers made the first claim for a town site in the upper Mississippi country at this location. To hold the claim, Philander Prescott, an Indian interpreter and trader, established a trading post and ferry across the St Croix here in 1839.”
Prescott is a small town of about 4,500 people. On summer weekends it is flooded with motorcycle riders. We saw close to 100 just in the short time we were there. They kind of overwhelmed the two block downtown area. But down the river(s) it was very pleasant with lots of boaters.
Up the road a ways is Ellsworth, Wisconsin. Ellsworth is the cheese curd capital of of Wisconsin and has a cheese curd festival every summer.
We arrived yesterday after a nice flight. We tried to get caught up on new clothes, hamburgers, and milk today! This is really a fabulous place – beautiful, too. We are staying in Kowloon with a nice view of Harbor, ships and Hong Kong.
Well, we aren’t in Mallaig anymore. We are in Oban. The weather at Mallaig was terrible. We went from there to Skye for a day trip and got drenched from head to foot. It was pretty bad on the trip down here, too, but today has been beautiful and sunny. We took a day trip today to Mull and Iona. Really nice. We have to do laundry tomorrow before we head to Glasgow. (We stayed in Mallaig about where this photo was taken from.)