What to our wondering eyes should appear, just in time to stave off the after-Christmas doldrums? A flight from NAS Whidbey to Hickam on December 29! Hmmm...bringing the year to an end with clouds, cold, rain and dark, or starting the new year off with sun, sand, heat and light...which to choose, which to choose?…Read more Out with the old/In with the new in Paradise!
My three idyllic weeks studying Italian in the beautiful city of Lucca had come to an end, and it was time to bid arrividerci to Italia and begin the long trek back to the east coast, and ultimately home to the great Pacific Northwest. Since our Plan "A" for getting to Italy had not…Read more Full Circle Part 3: The Long Way Almost Home
Family visits happily concluded, it was time to move on to phase II of our springtime space a journey - three weeks in my favorite little city in all of Italy: Lucca! I had signed up at Lucca Italian School (www.luccaitalianschool.com) for language lessons beginning April 3, and rented an apartment from Air BnB with…Read more Full Circle – Part 2: On to Italy!
Our latest space a trip started long ago, on March 11, and just concluded last week Sunday, May 7. Whew! Talk about a trip! The idea was to visit eastern CONUS family (Part One), and position ourselves on the east coast for a flight to Italy (Part Two), where LC6 had made arrangements for 3…Read more Full Circle – Part One
A fellow Cat 6 traveler, reading about our most recent space a adventure (which had gone off like clockwork!), inquired whether we ever experience any “hiccups” along the way in our travels. Oh, Mercy, YES! We've experienced FAILURE: on several occasions (like our planned trip to Italy this past fall from Norfolk) we haven’t gotten out at…Read more The Tao of “Hiccups”
NOTE: At the time of our travel, the Moroccan Dirham (MAD) was 10 to 1 USD. Easy to divide MAD prices by 10 to get the US equivalent. January 20: Our tour of Morocco began in the hustling (literally!) bustling port city of Tanger (Tangier). Waving off swarms of “mosquitos”, we made our way across…Read more The “Road” to Morocco: The Final Chapter
The second we disembarked from the ferry in Tangier, we were immediately engulfed in a buzzing “cloud of mosquitos” – young men, one after another, insistently “offering” to “guide” us, or “help” us find someplace to eat or stay (for pay, of course)! The introduction to Morocco was molto intensivo! In the interest of providing…Read more The “Road” to Morocco, Part 2: Both Sides of the Pancake
Ever since my sponsor enjoyed a solo trip to Morocco just about a year ago ( Let Your Sponsor Go! ), he’s been on a mission return, with "moi" in tow. Thus, our first overseas space a adventure for 2017! From Rota, Spain (via space a from Norfolk), we planned a circuit, taking the ferry across the Straits…Read more The “Road” to Morocco, Part 1: Logistics
Lady Cat 6 just loves Serendipity! There I was, at the beginning of June, craving some Yiya time with our grandboy in North Carolina, when, what should appear on NAS Whidbey’s forecast? A very rare flight to MCAS Cherry Point…North Carolina (https://www.facebook.com/CherryPointVAL/ )! Sponsor and I quickly dug our summer togs out from their winter…Read more Happy Chance
It’s been about three weeks since Lady Cat 6 and sponsor splashed down at home, returning from our adventure to Sardinia! Our travels on the island will be another post; for now, let’s talk about the travel logistics. As is often typical with space a, some things went according to plan, some missed the…Read more The Air, the Bus, the Train, the Sea, and Sardinia