Monkey Business in Gibraltar

We were in Gibraltar and took a great, if  long, walking tour on top of the ‘Rock.’  Part of the scenery are the Barbary Macaques, wild monkeys that roam the place.  Betty made a friend while we were there.  (When we get home and I have a chance to work on my photos, we’ll make a post for each place we visited.)


Greetings from Italy

This is our arrival into the port city of La Spezia, Italy.  We were there on our first day of our cruise.  We just got Internet access and I’m catching up on my photos.  There will be more to come.  We’ve also visited Nice, France and Barcelona, Spain.  We had a day at sea today, Saturday, and then we head to Gibraltar.  More to come later when I have time.


Volando a Roma

Thanks to my iPhone translate app, the title, ‘Volando a Roma’, means ‘Flying to Rome.’

Yep, as you read this we’re on an American Airlines flight from Dallas to Rome.  We’re going on a cruise with Betty’s sister, Margie.  We will board our ship, Celebrity Reflection, tomorrow.  Over the following 11 days, we’ll make stops in Italy, France, Spain and Gibraltar, then return to Rome.  Once we’re back in Rome, we’ll spend three nights there to see the city and sights.  During the cruise we will be ‘off the grid,’ as Internet access is way too expensive.  So, we won’t be able to post any pictures from our trip until we get home.  But, then you can expect quite a few for several days… so be prepared.

While we’re gone, be good and stay out of the cookie jar.


Apache Plume

I took this picture of an Apache Plume blooming alongside the road while walking Jessie.  Apache Plume is a native New Mexican plant that grows wild.  We have a couple in our front yard.


Happy Birthday Betty

Today is the birthday of the one who has always been there with and for me and given me hugs when I most needed them.  Happiest of birthdays, BettyAA76B233-E312-4CD4-9F16-BACB3BFC9C22-11565-000006CD742F353A