Hike in Kananaskis

The foothills of the Canadian Rockies are similar to the foothills of the Colorado Rockies:  mountains in the distance, blue skies, cold wind, water flowing in streams and rivers, and flat plains in the distance.              After leaving Canmore and heading for Calgary, we headed south to the Kananaskis Valley and ski area.  Once again we warned not Continue reading Hike in Kananaskis

AGRITOURISM – Truffle Farm

The ridge between northern and southern Umbrian forests grows the magical black truffles famous in many Italian dishes.   On our hike to the ‘ecotourism’ Bartoli Farm, it begins to rain as fog rolls in and covers the mountains with mist. ( Patrico sul Monteluco,  agriturismobartoli@yahoo.it) The farm is a working farm and is available for dining tourists and Continue reading AGRITOURISM – Truffle Farm

Happiness is an Elephant

Numbers 12: 5-6 “Then the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud; he stood at the entrance to the tent and summoned Aaron and Miriam. When the two of them stepped forward,  he said, “Listen to my words: “When there is a prophet among you,  I, the Lord, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams.’”(NIV)             My greatest Continue reading Happiness is an Elephant

Shanghai Treasures

Jeremiah 52:7 “Then the city wall was broken through, and the whole army fled. They left the city at night through the gate between the two walls near the king’s garden, though the Babylonians were surrounding the city.”               Shanghai is an ancient city now bustling as one of the largest cities in China with a population of 24 million in 2017.  It Continue reading Shanghai Treasures