Always on the Verge

Reflections and connections of a life-long learner.

Chateaux; Half-Timbered Houses; Battlefields; and Wine, Wine, Wine

Greetings from France, where we have had an amazing three weeks. Our plan: stay in eight different regions using one city as our lily pad and jumping about as the spirit moved us. So much to see! Upfront apology: this blog is long on photos so I am keeping the narratives shorter. Pictures > 1000 words. Also note: Rather than trying to document every detail of a place I am primarily sharing sights that struck.. Read More

Rounding up the Canada/USA Portion of Summer: Quebec (x2), Corning, Niagara Falls

Quebec City This destination was added to our list due to Bob’s recall of a wonderful visit there when he was just out of college. And, as memories go, those first-time experiences we have while young don’t always age well. Additionally, we had a rental that had more than it’s share of kinks: the owner lived there part-time so many areas were locked off to us and we had limited access to living spaces and.. Read More