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The Roman Forum

Located at the center of the modern city of Rome, the Forum was the heart of the ancient Roman Republic, the focal point of religious, commercial, judiciary and political life.  The oldest public structures to be found in the city … Continue reading

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Pining for Chaco Canyon

Situated in a dry, isolated canyon in northeastern New Mexico, Chaco Culture National Historic Park is both a destination for those seeking solitude (unlike other, more “accessible” National Parks, according to the NPS Chaco only sees around 45,000 visitors annually) … Continue reading

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A Trip to Long Fingers Ruin

In May of this year we met with a couple of friends from Seattle, Nancy and Pokey, and headed up Butler Wash to do some hiking on Comb Ridge.  This particular day our goal was Long Fingers Ruin–a medium sized, … Continue reading

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Ancient Roman Restaurants, Taverns and Inns

Today felt quite productive–at least for my team.  After a group tour and lesson on the finer habits of Roman hygiene, courtesy of Mary Meir, we were temporarily delayed by a really nice bakery that lay between us and our … Continue reading

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Ostia Antica…

Wow!  The summer the trains heading out of Rome for the beach, are packed!  Unfortunately, Ostia Antica (the ancient port town at the mouth of the Tiber) lies 3 stops on the line before you get to the beach.  Luckily, … Continue reading

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Coughing, sneezing? Chew this bark and call me in the morning..

Last week I succumbed to the cold that has been going around Boulder.  Luckily, unlike a lot of people I know that came down with it, I was only really sick for about a day and a half.  That 36 … Continue reading

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Senza funghi, per favore!!!

Today I took the opportunity to run around and track down “old” stuff. We found remains of one of the oldest ancient warehouses. It’s just down the road from the Testaccio. I wonder if the people here take for granted the giant arch fragments attached to their apartments, or standing in their courtyards? Continue reading

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