Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Incan Ruins of Moray, Peru

The ancient ruins of Moray are a giant terraced circular depression in the earth high in the Andes of Peru.  Created by the Incans, it is thought to have been an agricultural research station of sorts, meant to study the effects of climatic conditions on crops. 

The country surrounding Moray, the people lived and worked as they have for many years.  Burros were used to plant and harvest crops and children spent their vacation days tending the family flocks.  

Threshing fava beans

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Uluru (Ayers Rock), Northern Territory, Australia

Ayers Rock Sunrise
Considering how rare it is for this part of the world to see rainfall, we felt pretty lucky to be there when it rained.  The rock was beautiful with the moisture bringing out the color. We made a trip at sunrise and it was clear and beautiful with a brilliant orange hue appearing on the face of the rock for a few seconds as the sun comes up over the horizon.  Unfortunately the picture doesn't do it justice. Robyn and I went on a camel ride with Chester.  He seemed to like me. Interesting signage on the urinal.

Chester the camel giving me a nuzzle.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cafe Berlin - Sunset & Decatur

Three kinds on schnitzel, two kinds of strudel and a charming Bavarian accent and I was conquered.  I'm ashamed to admit that I surrendered faster than a French soldier hearing German tanks rolling. It is so hard to find good spaetzle. This  food is awesome. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

517 Pizza - Ashton, ID

Old fashioned sodas and great (but pricey) pizza. I had the Huckleberry Cream Soda. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I Love Sushi, Henderson

Juan's master creation: not on the menu. He just makes up stuff for us. Love thus place!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

E-Z & Lazy MTB Loop - Moab, UT

Moab was such and awesome place to visit.  We did some great male bonding one evening on a mountain bike ride.  This picture reminds me of the Sesame Street game: one of these things is not like the other . . . 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Torchy's Tacos - Dallas, TX

Pete said Torchy's Tacos was on his list. He did the driving and I rode shotgun and navigated. It was worth the drive!  

Sunday, August 25, 2013

6th Engine - DC

This place was the first fire station in Washington and has now been converted to a restaurant.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Maras, Peru

More than any other place we visited, Maras captured the spirit of Andean Peru. No tourism, no special sites to see. Just a little town with regular people. We stopped for a banos break and wandered around for a few minutes on our way to the Las Sallinas salt mine.  Water salinized from natural minerals is evaporated from man-made terraces to yield pink Andean salt.