Magnuson Hotel St. Francisville
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The girls had a hearty Embassy breakfast before we packed the car and drove to the Rice campus. On the way we found my old apartment building on Westheimer, Avalon Square. The whole area has been built up with high ride condo building and high end shops and restaurants, and a Whole Foods just a few blocks away now. We parked on campus and walked around the music building. I thought I would be more flooded by emotions, and it was really neat to be there, but it ...
... furniture, and has become very popular foe all sorts of occasions thanks to the internet apparently!
There is so much rain and warmth round these parts it's not surprising that the grounds are green and lush so need cutting often with tractors.
After oohing and ahing at the house, we took our leave to do more sight seeing. this time to a place called Angola where there's a state penitentiary ...
... br> Day 20 May 29 Th Locarno: Met Untour Host- Elizabetta at train station and walked to Information Bldg for orientation; met other Untours travelers Ron and Heidi; walked thru Market-disappointing and took funicular and aerial bus to Cadada overlook
Day 21 May 30 F Locarno: Bus to Sogona via Versaca Valley, lunch at Grotto Elba; return by bus to Locarno; food shopping trip to the Coop ...
Following John's tactic, we set our early Tuesday morning the 27th to be at the front of the queue for admission to St. Mark's Basilica at San Marco. We succeeded beyond expectations and found ourselves first in the queue much like John the previous day at the Campanile. Not having posted John's winning form previously, it is included along with Sara's.
St. Mark's, located ...
... 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 ...
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