La Quinta Inn & Suites Baton Rouge Denham Springs
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... to Tirano; Bernina Express to Thusis (planned but could not exit so continued to Chur); train back to Thusis; bus to Bellinzona; train to Locarno- in bed by 1030 pm! ("Thusis incident")
Day 25 June 3 T Locarno: Lake boat to Isole de Brissago; visit botanical garden; went to market at Azcona on return; dinner with Heidi and Ron; goodbyes to Luigi and Barbara
Day 26 June 4 W ...
... Roman rule of the city lasted until 1453 at which time it was conquered by the Ottomans and became capital of the Ottoman Empire. Since the establishment of modern Turkey in 1923, the city was renamed Istanbul. This period of Roman rule is referred to as the Eastern Roman or Byzantine period.
I was able to get a few photos of the exterior of the Basilica from ground level- both ...
... work boats for moving goods requiring refrigeration.
Gondolas: We learned that there are 433 gondolas in Venice, not all of which are underway at any given time. Our visit to the gondola fabrication and repair yard gave us a much greater appreciation for the vessel and their operators. The gondola are actually quite sophisticated in design, having an asymmetrical hull which causes them to go straight in spite of being rowed on only one side. In the early ...
... yielding a total of about 150 oars.
A very early map of the Atlantic Ocean (Mare Del Nort) and the surrounding land masses presented a reasonably accurate depiction of the United States and the West Indies.
One scale model depicted a two lateen sail configuration with an unusual forward rake on the "jib mast." (that's probably not the correct term for that spar-can someone help?)
Back to our starting point with 4557 miles and 672 gallons of fuel behind us.
We really enjoyed the experience although we were gone for 17 days; it seems some stops weren't long enough, but we were all getting a bit homesick.
We were blessed with ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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