During my vacation to Krakow, I took a somber side trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the concentration camps. That’s the subject of Sunday’s not-exactly-cheerful column.
I visited Krakow, Poland almost on a whim — I was headed to Berlin for a friend’s wedding — and found a delightful Old World city with newfangled touches. Food trucks, anyone? Read about it in Friday’s column — with a sequel coming Sunday. Above, Main Market Square.
Completing a trilogy of columns on my car accident, I write about buying my replacement car: a Fiat. Plenty of readers chimed in on social media or in person about it. That’s the subject of Wednesday’s column.
In Friday’s column, I return to the topic of my recent car accident to print some reader response, let everyone know how I’m doing and offer an update. Thanks to all for the good wishes.
Sorry to have missed Sunday’s column, but I took Friday off to take care of my car situation. I bought a used Fiat! And, whew, returned my rental before the deadline.
Over the weekend, I dealt with all the paperwork, insurance, etc., and sorted through all the stuff pulled from my Mini Cooper (RIP) before taking what was necessary to the Fiat. I didn’t carry much in my car, but it’s still a lot when it’s spread out on your living room floor.
This also meant picking up and sweeping teeny bits of broken auto glass that had festooned my items, especially my umbrella with all its folds. That stuff is pesky; even this morning, after all the cleanup, and post-cleanup, I spotted two more little pieces.
Anyway, I’m now fully carred, albeit in a compact. Let’s roll.
As you may have heard, I was in a pretty serious car accident last week, but survived intact. I tell that strange story in Sunday’s column.
The heat was driving me nuts, so I fled to Santa Ana for an overnight stay, where I found food, art and air conditioning. Sleep proved scarcer, as you’ll see in Wednesday’s column.
Did you make it through the weekend all right? How did you keep cool?
Wrapping up my travels, I write about the famous foods I tried while in Philadelphia last month: not only a cheesesteak, but soft pretzels, a hoagie, roasted pork and water ice. Read about them in Sunday’s column.
At last, my vacation in Philadelphia is memorialized in a column — Friday’s, to be precise. A second one is coming Sunday. Above, the LOVE sculpture in JFK Plaza.