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February 2010 Blog Posts (13)

Swiss Heartland (Post Season 2009)

Swiss Heartland (post-season) October 21 – November 4, 2009



On Wednesday, October 21, 2009, about 3pm, we stepped off the train in Sachseln, immediately recognizing our waiting host, Albert. Flying on Iberia Airlines – from Chicago (via Philadelphia) to Madrid – we used our AAFF miles and traveled business class. We recommend the airlines not just for the food, (it was hard to choose between beef tenderloin with chestnuts, shallots and pear with sweet wine sauce or black grouper with… Continue

Added by Janet and Chuck on February 21, 2010 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Decisions, decisions

When one person travels, it's an adventure; when two people go, it's a negotiation!

It has become glaringly obvious over the past month that most of my previous traveling was done solo and that having only oneself to please certainly simplifies things.

The choice of area, the Dordogne, was made by my husband, whose brother made the trip with a Yale group 3 years ago. I was pretty sure I could enjoy anyplace where it would not be snowing and below 32 degrees in April, but the idea of… Continue

Added by Rosann Hickey on February 20, 2010 at 8:39am — No Comments

Photographing in snow

The snow scene outside our window this morning demanded that I take a walk with my camera. Shooting snow photos on auto setting will result in dark photos. The bright snow fools the light meter in the camera. So I checked what the auto setting was (shutter speed & aperture). I then switched to manual, kept the same shutter speed, but opened up the aperture two stops to lighten the photo. Even opening up two full stops wasn't enough. I had to further lighten the photo on the… Continue

Added by Bill Kover on February 3, 2010 at 9:39am — No Comments

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