Thursday, October 26, 2017

We're thinking about how to continue with our blog.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Why Folks Moove to the Country

Cow, Valley Head, Alabama, USA
Relaxing scenes like this are why folks move to and visit rural areas.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Get on the Bus

Water Taxi, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
We think this little pontoon water-taxi from aquabus is so cute.  It runs up and down False Creek in Vancouver from Granville Island to BC Place.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Coorying in Hops

Rail Cars, Golden, Colorado, USA
These trains are heading to the Coors Brewery.  Perhaps this liquid tanker is carrying beer ingredients.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ready to Swim

Swimming Pool, JW Marriott, Los Angeles, California, USA
Although it was already October and well into the fall, this pool and the air temperature were perfect for a nice mid-afternoon dip.  If there's a swimming pool or beach at our hotel, we always bring swimsuits.

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Memory of Cheap Gasoline

Old Gas Pump, Cleveland, Georgia, USA
We can actually remember gasoline at 54¢ per gallon.  It hasn't been this cheap since the 1980's!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Pickled for Passvoer

Pickling Spices, Salmon, and Onions, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
It's not just celebrants at the Seder who get pickled for Passover.  Every year we make pickled salmon, just as Marc's family has done for generations.  This is a close-up of how it looks right before we pour the pickling brine on it.  After 7-10 days, it's ready for eating!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Deliverance Then And Now

Seder Table, Jaffa, Israel
This was our Seder table right before the start of Passover in 5764.  Inside the pages of our Haggadah is a prayer for the release of Soviet Jews.  That year, there was irony as we said the prayer.

Sitting at the table was a couple from the former Soviet Union and their son who was born in Israel hours after his parents' arrival.  As we celebrated our Exodus from Egypt centuries ago, we also celebrated this family's recent deliverance.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Seemingly Quiet

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is ranked the world's busiest, but you'd never know it from this picture.  In this flyby from around 10,000 feet, the airport looks quiet and empty.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hold Your Horses

Stables, Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia, USA
We visited Pebble Hill Plantation back in the spring of 1991.  We were quite impressed with everything, including the old stables.  If you needed somewhere to hold your horses, it looked like they had vacancies.  However, these stables were no longer in use.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

On Schedule

Dogwood Blossoms, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
The 78th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival is this weekend.  It doesn't always happen, but this year the dogwoods are in full bloom at the same time as the festival.  In fact, we took this photo just the other day.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

We'll Have What She's Having

Catering Sign, New York City, New York, USA
This is the catering and party sign in the famous Katz's Delicatessen.  Open since 1888, Katz's has served generations.  Marc's family has been eating there for decades.  His parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and perhaps even his great-great grandparents ate there.  Katz's is also the site of the famous scene in When Harry Met Sally where Estelle Reiner says "I'll have what she's having".  Meg Ryan's order was too complicated for us, so we stuck to hot pastrami on rye.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

A Big Splash

Aqua Tower, Chicago, Illinois, USA
With its wave-like balconies, the eighty-two story Aqua makes a big splash on the Chicago skyline.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Waiting to Azale

Azalea Bud, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
This bud is just beginning and will one day blossom into a beautiful azalea flower.  Spring is springing!