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Browsing Archive: May, 2015

May 25th - Italy

Posted by Bill Bickford on Monday, May 25, 2015,
What an excursion the past couple of days.  Drove south through Switzerland to get to the first stop in Italy, Lake Como.  For all my Star Wars followers on here, that's the lake where those horrible actors got married.  Otherwise, known as Anakin and Padme.  The lake itself is beautiful and surrounded by majestic mountains but there isn't a whole lot to do there. I did manage to eat an authentic Italian pizza while there and was left feeling let down.  The images though are awesome!!!

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May 25th - My Furry Buddy

Posted by Bill Bickford on Monday, May 25, 2015,
It's hard to imagine that you won't see somebody again when you leave.  My first instance was Nera leaving us much too soon and now comes the news of my original little buddy.  Chip came into my life back in July of 1995 and just left it May 23rd 2015.  He was just a week shy of his 20th birthday.  He was an amazing cat unlike any other I've seen or had and I know there will never be another like him.  He was special and unique.  He traveled across the country with me from San Diego to St. Pe...
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May 16th - The Falls

Posted by Bill Bickford on Tuesday, May 19, 2015,
So posting this late as the other post and weekend was dedicated to my guy.  Went to Rhine Falls or as it's known here, Rheinfell and had a very cool day hiking, exploring, riding boats and taking pictures.  This is the largest waterfall in Europe, by volume, not size, and was very impressive, especially when right next to it as it crashed down.  You could feel the water hitting below, feel the spray as it hit your face and also hear that thunder.  It was incredible.  The castle built onto th...
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May 17th - Happy Birthday Z!!!

Posted by Bill Bickford on Sunday, May 17, 2015,
Today is a great day!!!  Today at 10:54 am, Zachary Dylan Bickford came into this world and changed my life.  He has been a constant source of love, happiness and joy for these 16 years.  I am a very proud father and I hope that in spite of me missing a few of his birthdays, he knows I am always there with him and he is always with me.

Happy 16th Birthday buddy!!!  I love you very, very much. 



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May 9th - Frankenstein

Posted by Bill Bickford on Saturday, May 9, 2015,
So woke up late today and decided to search for some castles not too far away.  Lo and behold, I found a famous one.  Frankenstein Castle was only an hour away so off I went.  Was a very interesting find to say the least.  Got some really cool pics of it and found some more history about it.  I may have to go back before I leave here and check the forest out more.  There's supposed to be some witchcraft and magnetic stones there as well as a fountain of youth.  We shall see.

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May the 4th be with you

Posted by Bill Bickford on Monday, May 4, 2015,
Greetings all.  Indeed with the Star Wars kickoff as I've been in a Star Wars mood for the past few weeks.  Watched all 6 movies and have read a couple of books too.  Nice escape.

Onto the exploration.  So this weekend, another venture to the Spring Festival was had on Saturday amid cloudy skies and rain.   On Sunday, discovered a local castle ruin named Burgruine Hofen.  While it wasn't a spectacular castle ruin, it was close by and the weather made it a little difficult to thoroughly enjoy i...
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