Rome, Italy

“Ble Violet” Ivan Rabuzin, Croatian na├»ve artist.

December, 1983

We just got back from Rome – had a glorious time sightseeing, window shopping (elegant!), eating pasta, drinking cappuccinos several times per day. We had a good time. Rome is history, chaotic, beautiful and fun. I got black boots and postcards – nothing else. Wish you had been there too.


Chartres, France

Chartres Cathedral, West Rose XIII century

February 1974

We made it to Chartres today and both liked it very much. We took the train out and spent about two hours wandering around the church and museum. Time has flown by. Weather has been mostly ok. Will write letter with details.


Karachi, Pakistan

Karachi Municipal Building

January 1970

Remember the 3-wheelers in Rangoon? These are highly decorated ones. We came up to Islamabad today, the all new city which is now capitol of Pakistan. It is a very beautiful area – not far from the Khyber pass into Afghanistan. We got lots of mail that had been forwarded to us the other day. Hope to get a letter from you before we leave here. Karachi was fun.


Cosmonauts Day

April 12 is International Day of Human Space Flight. It commemorates the anniversary of the first human manned space flight buy Yuri Gargarin on April 12, 1961. Gargarin was 27 years old and he circled the Earth for 1 hour and 48 minutes.

Here I am holding my child up against the statue of Yuri Gargarin in Moscow, Russia. I love that statue.

Venice, Italy

The Doges’ Palace and St George Island

July 1976

Well, here I am, about halfway on my trip to Europe. Left home two months ago and if things go well, will still be here another month and a half. Would have sent word earlier but lost my address book and had to wait for somebody to send me your address. Hope all is well with you. You will be hearing from me again.

Lots of love

Tampa Bay, Florida

In 1924, Gandy Bridge between St Petersburg and Tampa, was said to be the longest automobile bridge in the world at six miles across. In 1956 it was re-built and used until 1997.

In 2000, the longest bridge, Bang Na Expressway in Thailand, opened at 34 miles across.

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