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About carolinebotwin

Caroline Botwin and her husband Mike are retired educators who have always had a yen for travelling: he with a PH.D and teaching Architectural Engineering plus California wine education, and she having taught high school English, speech and drama. Both wanted to learn first hand about other cultures. While Mike predominately studied buildings and structures and met with winemakers, Caroline hunted for ancient sites and peoples. And kept journals of all their travels. Kevin Klimczak, extraordinaire, is the website designer and editor of the blogs.

Footsteps of the Templars- Aveyron, France. Part 1

Footsteps of the Templars- Aveyron, France. Heavy hoofs clacked against the graveled road of Covertoirade. Passing through the large gate and tromping through the plaza a man and his horse made their way to the Church. This town was a … Continue reading

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Bits of Wales

We took the Hovercraft from the Dublin  ports  to Wales. Boarding was crowded  with noisy  congeniality. “Learn as you go by observation” and we did. The people in the  lead headed for the curved, split staircase, and ran up for the … Continue reading

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Woman Overboard: Act II (Read act I below if you haven’t already.)

ACT 2 TWO WEEKS LATER (CATHERINE ENTERS AND FINDS CALLY AND PATRICIA AT THE INFORMATION TABLE ) CALLY What are you doing out of closed session so early? CATHERINE They said it had to do with “administrative personnel,” and that … Continue reading

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Woman Overboard: Act I

This is my reaction to the impeachment hearings… If you do not like it you can close the page… COPYRIGHT 1998 Introduction     In 1989, the ACLU came charging to my defense as a district teacher elected to the local … Continue reading

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Northern California & family visit

This one captivating picture drew our attention and instigated a two week adventure to Northern California. We left Tuesday, October 2, to discover some of the wilder parts of Northern California— but not without visiting our favorite Cork & Plough … Continue reading

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Footsteps of the Templars Part 3

8-5-12 Today was Limoux’s Farmers Market. We had to wander around before leaving, checking out the quality of the fruits and vegetables, and other wares and were much impressed. A small bag of fruit left with us. We headed for … Continue reading

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Woman Over Board

CCOPYRIGHT 1998 Introduction     In 1989, the ACLU came charging to my defense as a district teacher elected to the local school board.  Marqueta Sims, representing ACLU, held the reigns, winning 5 cases in the local San Luis Obispo court.       … Continue reading

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The Transformation of Breslau, Germany, to Wroclaw, Poland

This marvelous Town Hall dominates the main square (Rynet) in Wroclaw  and has for the last seven centuries. Originally only a single story after  the ruinous Tatar sacking in 1241, it now presents the late Gothic Style from the 15th … Continue reading

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Russia: an overview of a long trip.

First stop, Suzdal This is the picture of our lodging at the Art Hotel Nikolaevsky, Posad. Looking closely on the left the building with three green roof tops is where we stayed in a lovely suite. The red roofed building … Continue reading

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Masada

Masada! One of the oldest and most glorious places I have ever seen. We saw the classic, Roman buildings from the 1st century BC on the very top of this 6,ooo year old Chacolithic Period site. Today it is crammed … Continue reading

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