Author Archives: danroyerickson

Dusty Delhi

On Friday, November 9th, the Birthday Girl and I attempted to fly standby to New Delhi to meet up with Uncle Steve and Auntie Susan.  We soon learned the 14:30 flight was full so, sadly, we returned home and spent … Continue reading

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Wadi Mistall Solo Hike

The Jeep was already packed when the whistle blew at quitting time on Thursday, October 25th.  I was off for my first solo trek in the Hajar Mountains, Oman.  I crossed the Khatim al Shikla Border Post with relative ease … Continue reading

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Judy Returns to Abu Dhabi

Bec was waiting for Mom and I at the airport when we arrived into Abu Dhabi from Paris on the evening of Monday, Oct 1st.  I was back into work the next day, so Mom relaxed by the pool reading … Continue reading

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Ryder Cup

On Friday, September 28th, Mom and I did the 3 hour drive from Bayeaux to Paris.  We made a small detour off the highway to a town named Giverny.  Giverny is home to Claude Monet’s Gardens that inspired so much … Continue reading

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Normandy Road Trip

Mom and I caught the 11:10am to Brussels and then the 12:17pm to Lille, France.  It was worth taking the train to Lille and renting a car as opposed to renting from Bruges and paying the cross-country drop off fee.  … Continue reading

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Amsterdam to Bruges

On the morning of Friday, September 21st, Bec and I set off for Amsterdam.  My mom, Judy, arrived a few hours before us and we caught up with her at the Mauro Mansion hotel on the Geldersekade canal.  The weather … Continue reading

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Cairngorms National Park

We continued our drive off the Isle of Skye on August 22nd and crossed the Skye Bridge back onto the mainland.  Our first stop was the picturesque Eilean Donan, a 13th century castle built on a small tidal island where … Continue reading

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