On the Road

On the Road, Pets, Places, & Things

On the Road

Pictured here with a “death grip” on the Old Town Crier, is longtime OTC fan Lou Ann Kroenlein-Ruller in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado with Long’s Peak in the background. She wanted us to let you know that the wind was clocked at 80 mph on this day and it was all she could do to stand up let alone keep the issue in hand – note the blowing snow on the peak behind her. The park was accessible up to 8 miles in since the snow is still covering the majority of the mountain. We appreciate the lengths our readers will go to for us! If you would like to see your photo in this space, please send high resolution images accompanied by information for the caption to office@oldtowncrier.com.

On the Road, Pets, Places, & Things

On the Road

Always so much fun to see good friends taking the Old Town Crier on their adventures. Kathy and Bob Condon do a lot of traveling and have been very faithful about having the OTC in their luggage. This photo was taken on one of their treks ‘from the beach to the mountains’ in North Carolina. What started in Hilton Head ended up near Sparta. Not ones to pass up an opportunity to stop at a good winery, they chose Jones von Drehle Vineyards and Winery located on the rising slope of the Blue Ridge just northwest of Elkin.  Pictured here from left to right are Kathy, their good friends Malinda and Keith Sink and Bob. If you would like to see you photo in this space, just take a hard copy with you on your next adventure and snap a few pics with the OTC in hand. Send them to office@oldtowncrier.com with some good information for the caption. Your photo will appear both in print and online.

On the Road, Pets, Places, & Things

On the Road

We can’t thank our longtime friends and fans of the Old Town Crier, Colorado residents Dave and Linda Allin, enough for always taking the issue with them on their travels. Their last big adventure took them to Croatia and Italy. They joined 27 other tourists from Barcelona, France, South Africa and the Basque region Spain on the 20-cabin Croatian coastal cruising vessel Dream. This shot was snapped of them with their longtime friend Wendy Clement on the swim platform while it was sitting in the port of Vis on the island of Vis, Croatia. The next two photos are from two of the five Cinque Terra villages in the national park of the same name on the west coast of Italy on the Ligurian Sea portion of the Mediterranean. The first is Linda in Manarola where we sat at a couple of stools under an umbrella provided by an interesting hole in the wall establishment that sold gelato and cold beer. The second photo is Linda sitting on the sea wall above one of the beach clubs in the northernmost of the Cinque Terra towns called Monterosso. If you would like to see your photo in this space, just take a copy of the OTC with you on your next trip and snap a few shots with you reading it and send them to office@oldtowncrier.com. Be sure to include information for the caption and your mailing address so we can send you a hard copy!

On the Road, Pets, Places, & Things

On the Road

Gal pals Tonya Meier (left) and Gail Armstrong – new fans of the Old Town Crier – picked up a copy on their “Girls Day Out” at Bluestone Winery in the Shenandoah Valley on a wintery afternoon. Tonya and Gail are local gals who just needed a little respite from husbands, kids, grandkids and the daily grind. Glad to know that the OTC could be part of their day!

On the Road, Pets, Places, & Things

On the Road

Old Town Crier fan and an adventurous Alexandrian, Vera Embick, went on a huge bucket list trip to the Antarctica in Jan-Feb 2020, and returned home right before everything shut down with the pandemic.  What an amazing trip!  The attached photo is of Vera reading the Old Town Crier aboard ship on her cruise to the Antarctic with some spectacular scenery in the background.  Notice she is even wearing a hat with a penguin on it – to remind her of the hundreds of icebergs, whales, birds, seals, and penguins that she saw on her trip.  They went ashore every day for a short hike and nature exploration, and even set foot ashore below the Antarctic Circle.  Not only that, but this visit means that Vera has visited all 7 continents!  

On the Road, Pets, Places, & Things

On The Road

One of the many Old Town Crier favorite traveling couples, Jeffrey and Joanne Fisher took their OTC on their latest trek through France. Jeffrey and Joanne in front of and about to ride the Giant Mechanical Elephant in Nantes and checking out the OTC while waiting in line. “You can ride an elephant in Nantes. Not a real one, mind. The forty-foot-high, moving, mechanical beast can carry forty-nine people, and is one of the city’s most famous attractions. The Grand Elephant, as it’s known, is one of several robotic animals who roam at the Machines De L’Île, a project founded by French artists François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice, which opened in 2007 and occupies old shipyards. It has been significant in building Nantes’s contemporary cultural image. France’s sixth-largest city lacks Paris’s sophistication and Marseille’s edginess, but since the 1990s, a campaign for cultural regeneration has reimagined it as the seat of surrealism, proudly embracing the words of André Breton who famously declared the city a place “where I have the impression that something worthwhile may happen to me””   Jeffrey in their hotel room in Sete’, a maritime town in Southern France on the Mediterranean. “The town has a strong cultural identity. It has been the seat of Provencal jousting using boats for over 500 years. Each boat has 8 or 10 oarsmen, a couple of musicians aft, a a few jousters on the prow, waiting to take turns. On each pass of the boats past each other, the jouster on the prow tries to knock the other jouster into the water. You root for the red team or the blue team.  Over years the town has had to reinvent itself economically. Now, there are oyster beds and deep sea commercial fishing mostly for tuna.” Many thanks to Jeffrey for providing such informative captions….

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