Mount Calvary Monastery & Retreat House
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One more night and then we are on our way home. It has been a great holiday. We have been surprised with all the fantastic places we have been and the wonderful sights we have seen.
Minus of course the ****** food. We have managed some lovely food, but it was certainly outweighed by not so good stuff. I think we are getting used to the coffee as it hasn't been so bad lately.
Everywhere we travel to we always wing our accommodation and never have we had a problem, ...
With Elephant safely delivered to the docks in Brisbane on 22 July, Jo and I flew out to London to spend six weeks with our daughter Sarah, her husband Mike and our grandchildren Erin and Conall. It was six weeks of family time, renewing our relationship with Erin and starting our relationship with three month old Conall. A week before we left London, four year old Erin started school and we watched her depart for her first day in a ...
... one on Hoover Dam, so to see it in the flesh was impressive. I highly recommend all to visit Hoover Dam. Valley of the Fire, was incredible to see also, the different colours of reds and purples in the rocks and sand was amazing and reminded me so much of the Northern Territory back home. Walking in the heat on the red sand made it feel we were right in the heart of the Nevada desert. I had a great day visiting the Valley of the Fire. On our last night we ...
... ahead and promptly cut him off and nearly hit him...there was much discussion of whether we connected or not...we decided we didn't, and took off. That is how you treat the locals when you come from Australia.
By this stage Peter's backside was really killing him as the seats were ridiculously hard and we had just about lost all patience with driving anywhere. After another couple of wrong turns and a few curses and grrrrrs ...
... I did not ask if they have an AAA rate, I did not start looking through my coupon book, I simply started to think where did I pack that poncho? I contemplated turning back for the next ten minutes of wet riding, on twisting mountain roads now in a treed area. Then, I came across Fernwood camping, cabins, motel, restaurant/bar, general store and outfitters. They had a room where I dried off, warmed up and then went in to ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Mount Calvary Monastery & Retreat House Santa Barbara
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