Go Ape Elsewhere in North Carolina – Episode 2

Activated Adventures in the Piedmont Triad, North Carolina Episode 2: week of July 7-13 RV LifeTypically Kimberly does all of the driving but every now and then Dennis takes the wheel, which means she can use the inverter to power her sewing machine. Winston-SalemThis week, we were in North Carolina, where we explored the historic… Read More Go Ape Elsewhere in North Carolina – Episode 2

Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 18

Jan. 29, 2016: Venice to Vienna Having packed our gear, we say arrivederla to the woman of the house, who kisses us each on both cheeks — that’s 4 kisses total, for those keeping score — and tells us (as we clearly understand even with our primitive grasp of Italian) that if we ever return,… Read More Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 18

Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 17

  Jan. 28, 2016: Venice Yes, today’s destination is the fabled city of canals, Venezia. We walk to the train station in Musestre, stopping along the way to pick up some grub at a mom and pop shop. About halfway to the station, we realize that Kimberly has neglected to bring along the Eurail passes… Read More Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 17

Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 16

  Jan. 27, 2016: Florence to Venice/ Musestre Our train to Venice doesn’t leave until this afternoon, so we have the morning to wander around Florence some more. We ask Giulio if it’s okay to leave our gear behind, and he says it’s fine — unlike our hostess in Rome, he doesn’t have someone else… Read More Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 16

Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 15

Jan. 26, 2016: Naples to Florence Having passed the midpoint of our tour at approximately midnight last night, we get up early this morning and start packing for the next leg. The policeman is at home, and we communicate with him via the translator app on his phone (if you think WE finally had access… Read More Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 15

Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 11

Jan. 22, 2016: Rome/ Vatican City Today’s destination is the Vatican, which though smack dab in the middle of Rome, is officially both a city of its own and a country of its own. We take a bus this time, a bus so inhumanly jammed with passengers that there’s no way we can squeeze in… Read More Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 11

Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 10

Jan. 21. 2016: Rome Today’s destination is the Roman Forum. But we have to walk a couple of miles to get there, and we have plenty of occasion to take in the splendor of The Eternal City. One thing we are amazed by is the way ancient ruins are casually interspersed among bustling contemporary buildings,… Read More Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 10

Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 3

Jan 14, 2016: Versailles We sleep in much later than we’d expected, past 10 o’clock, which amounts to about 12 hours and is really snoozing overtime for a chronic burn-the-candle-at-both-ends-and-in-the-middle chap such as myself. But we needed it. And once we get going, we feel gratefully rested to tackle our half-day, as opposed to full… Read More Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 3