Travel Blogs from Aiken
Go with me? Polo? Montmorenci wines? Yes, we're going for a wine-and-horses weekend in Aiken, South Carolina, a real-life center of equestrian sports. It will be our pre-holiday indulgence, a chance to relax and pamper before the rush begins. We can sleep in a four-poster bed at the Willcox Inn, as John Jacob Astor once did, and sit in the lobby's …
... Journal from my dad
Sunglasses (over Rx, clip-on, and regular)
Spare glasses and case
Contacts, drops, and solution
Leatherman swiss army knife
Extra ziplock bags
Combination lock from my mom
Word lock with cord
Small insulated bottle
Nalgene with UV purifier from the Wolves
Sunscreen from Kara
Compass from Kara
Earrings (for ...
... Katy told us where the secret spare key was (I will die with this secret), so we made ourselves at home. We entered the house with caution as we had been warned about their three dogs Frank, Rosie and May Pearl (She was a brand new puppy). The dogs were great although Rosie did give us a little grief. (Just a few minutes of barking then she gave up)
... We were assigned Hawaii instead.) It was a rough flight, and by the time we made our final landing, I was feeling green. We grabbed the rental car, found our way to the first of many hotels for our trip, and caught some zzzz's. Feeling human and very hungry several hours later, we headed out for dinner. The Germans at this restaurant spoke English about as well as Dave spoke German. It wasn't pretty. He looked over the menu and asked me what I ...
... or spitting camels with attitudes on this trip. At first we were disappointed, but we found a different trip—a better trip! This trip packed the spaces between Athens and Rome with ports in the best of Italy. It added Barcelona and some Gaudi creations at the beginning to raise the bar. It threw in a little France for fun and added the unexpected treasures of Turkey. And all of this will ...