Nearly as much as we love traveling, we love to have guests. Therefore we were so excited to have Abe and Emma visit us in the autumn followed by his parents, Jeff and Anne over the new year.
After visiting Romania numerous times when we lived in eastern Hungary so long ago, I finally managed to visit its capital. And it is a wonder what the passing of time can do.
It’s no secret that I am a Pink Floyd fan and I am very much aware that I have been terribly fortunate to have seen Roger Waters perform multiple times. When Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, was playing the historic Olympia theater in Paris I naturally had to go.
It was a busy summer. But looking back we realized that we had spent little time enjoying Switzerland. So we headed to Lake Lucerne for a weekend between blue-green waters and soaring mountains.
Since our last trip to the US when we were able to visit San Francisco, we have been excited to visit more of the West Coast. As it turned out, my old friend Zeia was getting married in Seattle, providing a fantastic excuse to explore a small part of the pacific northwest.
Since I was a kid I have loved Pink Floyd. Seeing Roger Waters perform a classic set from Pink Floyd as well as selections of his new work, I really started thinking about what the music means to me and how much of it speaks very clearly to our times.