A View and Review of the Impressive Panama Canal

One of the highlights of our trip to Panama was visiting the Panama Canal and the Canal Zone. We also learned about the history of one of the world’s greatest achievements. Many years ago, I read a book about the Panama Canal. Ever since then, seeing the canal in person has been on my bucket list. Continue Reading


A Time for Chores, Family, Friends, and Fun

It was time for our nearly three months in Europe to come to an end. We weren’t unhappy with having to return to Barcelona to fly back to the Bay Area. Our roving retirement isn’t like a vacation, it’s like living in lots of different places while managing life stuff, much of which is in the Bay Area. Continue Reading


La Cité, the Unique Walled City of Carcassonne

We have been looking forward to visiting Carcassonne, on our roving retirement journey, since we were in France in 2020. Both Diana and I had visited many years ago and we only remembered the climb up the hill, the “fairy tail” walls, and the cassoulet. This time we chose to stay inside the city walls of Carcassonne, to maximize our time in situ. Continue Reading