Monthly Archives: September 2011

Mermaids Like to Have Fun

 Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid Among other attributes, Copenhagen is famous for the Royal Danish Ballet, smorrebrod (open-faced sandwiches) and the Little Mermaid statue in the harbor that didn’t attract much notice until the 1952 Danny Kaye movie, Hans Christian Anderson. The … Continue reading

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Blue, Gray and Multi

  Iceland’s Blue Lagoon Blue Is the color of the water in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon—baby blue, due to the silicone and algae in it. The Blue Lagoon is a huge attraction, both for Icelanders, (who jump into water, both cold … Continue reading

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Tight Little Island

No, not Britain. Iceland, a country with a total population of 318,000 people, two-thirds of whom live here in Reykjavik. The whole country is roughly the size of Kentucky. The people have tremendous self-esteem which must be part of the … Continue reading

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Is it Camping or Campy?

Thirty-six years ago, four families, including nine children, went camping with actual, (albeit, rented), tents and sleeping bags. The tradition continues. Over the years, we’ve canoed Connecticut’s Housatonic and Vermont’s Battenkill; gone tubing on the Esopus River near Kingston, NY; … Continue reading

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