Architecture

Mary on June 5th, 2011

The King William Historic District is one of the many little neighborhoods in San Antonio, Texas that is worth a stroll.  This little enclave begs you to explore on foot, especially if you like a variety of residential architecture.  Each home has its own unique flavor in this area that was first settled by wealthy […]

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Flying into Schiphol International Airport, it was quite easy and fast to get to the historic heart of Amsterdam. A short train journey, and I arrived at the edge of the old city.  I headed to my hotel by tram, a convenient option for getting to the various neighborhoods and squares throughout the city.   […]

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Mary on January 17th, 2011

Five Catholic missions were established along the San Antonio River in the early 1700s.  I visited four during my exploration of this historic Texas city.  Catholic missions are part church, part farm, and part fort, and were established to expand Spanish influence north from Mexico. They are found throughout the American Southwest. San Antonio de […]

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Mary on December 30th, 2010

San Antonio is full of sites that fit my personality perfectly. It has history and interesting architecture at The Alamo and Catholic missions, cool neighborhoods to explore on foot, shopping with a local flair at El Mercado, and natural creations at the botanical garden. This city meets all my needs, and this trip ranks as […]

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Mary on September 30th, 2010

Asheville has had my attention for a while.  To the point that I jokingly mentioned I would retire there. Realizing my obsession, I figured it was high time I made a trek there. Local breweries, art deco architecture, and the great outdoors.  What more could you ask for? Well, you may not ask for more, […]

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Mary on July 14th, 2010

The White Dove of the Desert, aka Mission San Xavier del Bac, is one of the many Catholic missions in the American Southwest. It’s part of a series of missions trailing north into Arizona from Mexico. The White Dove was founded by Franciscan friars in the late 1700s, and continues as an active Catholic church […]

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Mary on July 10th, 2010

I finally made it to Boston! I’d been dreaming of a Boston adventure for years, envisioning a trip during the fall so I could experience the colorful foliage in the northeast. The trip didn’t turn out this way, but it was so much better! Mom wanted to go to Boston so she could attend a […]

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Mary on September 25th, 2008

My latest adventure was to Quebec, Canada, to spend an extended weekend with a friend. This was not an adventure presented by a trip to a client site, although in a roundabout way, it is the result of my consulting job. You see…I was off to Canada to spend time with a friend that I […]

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