Another 90 days in Europe draws to a close, and as we poke around Warsaw, Poland, readying to fly back to the U.S., our time in Belgium seems like another trip entirely. It was a trip unto itself, as we rented a car and made a road trip out of it. One goal was to […]
I had a great day tooling around Stockholm on a city rental bike, and wrote about the day here, for Travel Past 50. I ran across many cool little sites that weren’t mentioned on my audio guide. Here are a couple of favorite sculptures (Stockholm has a great variety of outdoor art), with info I […]
My mother was very well organized, and we all knew what that meant on Mother’s Day. Plant the garden. Never, the rule went, plant before Mother’s Day because, sure as shootin’, if you did, you’d lose all those fragile young plants to an overnight freeze. This was St. Cloud, Minnesota, after all, and both my […]
There are graves of unknown soldiers, and then there are graves of identified soldiers unknown to the next generation of their families. I never met my mother’s brother, “Pete” John L. Cary. As far as I know, no one in the family has ever visited his grave in the Ardennes American Cemetery near Liége, Belgium. […]
Kris writes for a couple blogs. This site started as a travel journal in 2010 and continues to include essays, poetry, oddball photos, and impractical travel notes. The other is TRAVELPAST50.COM, a site devoted to the traveling life Kris shares with her husband, Tom Bartel. Kris is currently in Europe, about to take her first swing through Sweden (and the family homeland, Skane) and then into the Baltic countries. Catch up with her via twitter.com/HMSHenning or Facebook.com/HMSHenning.