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Mark Bailen
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Naples Take Two
Wow, were we happy to be back in Naples. What a great city. We hopped off the train, jumped on our bikes, and headed straight into the zany traffic. . .  no hesitation, no GPS, no need to stop at a bike shop. . . and the cars seemed to magically move out of...
Wow, were we happy to be back in Naples. What a great city. We hopped off the train, jumped on our bikes, and headed straight into the zany traffic. . .  no hesitation, no GPS, no need to stop at a bike shop. . . and the cars...
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Alberobello
Getting to Alberobello was a major goal for us. While reading about places to visit in southern Italy, we became obsessed with staying inside a trullo (a little white-washed stone house with a stone conical roof). We had started calling them Hobbit houses,...
Getting to Alberobello was a major goal for us. While reading about places to visit in southern Italy, we became obsessed with staying inside a trullo (a little white-washed stone house with a stone conical roof). We had star...
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Across the Boot: Grassano to Tempo Bianca
Still unsure how we would get back to Naples in 5-6 days, we hopped onto the bike-friendly train and headed east to the other side of the boot, in the direction of Bari.  After much discussion with a college student on the train, we ended up switching to a ...
Still unsure how we would get back to Naples in 5-6 days, we hopped onto the bike-friendly train and headed east to the other side of the boot, in the direction of Bari.  After much discussion with a college student on the tr...
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Amalfi Coast Bike Adventure
The next day, we got a late start (again!).  Peppino was nice enough to help us pack our bikes. We said goodbye to him and Kaylee, the dogs, the cats, and the farm. It was sad. As for the bikes, Mark was riding on a patched tire with no spare and a loose ...
The next day, we got a late start (again!).  Peppino was nice enough to help us pack our bikes. We said goodbye to him and Kaylee, the dogs, the cats, and the farm. It was sad. As for the bikes, Mark was riding on a patc...
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The Closet
Still waiting for Leaf to finish his. . .
Doodles of Opus Nebula (and Earf), an evolving environment, now a picture book by Mark and Leaf Bailen.
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Gus Reading Earf
Aunt Sandy and Gus reading Earf at the Longbranch Gallery. . .
Doodles of Opus Nebula (and Earf), an evolving environment, now a picture book by Mark and Leaf Bailen.
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Bari, Taranto, Return to Naples
Back to the train station. . . "Come on you guys! Let's go!" Once again we screwed up with our trains.  The guy at the little train station in Alberobello sold us tickets to Bari to catch the next bike-friendly train to Naples, but when we got to Bari, the ...
Back to the train station. . . "Come on you guys! Let's go!" Once again we screwed up with our trains.  The guy at the little train station in Alberobello sold us tickets to Bari to catch the next bike-friendly train to...
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Matera
Our plan now (it kept changing) was to bike the 11 miles to Matera and stay for a night, then make a long trek (40 miles!) to Alberobello the next day. We had already decided to skip the coast (Monopoli).  Still, if we didn't include a long trek (long for u...
Our plan now (it kept changing) was to bike the 11 miles to Matera and stay for a night, then make a long trek (40 miles!) to Alberobello the next day. We had already decided to skip the coast (Monopoli).  Still, if we didn't...
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Salerno
Once we hit Salerno, our plan was to bike straight to the train station, hop on a train, and ride to other side of "the boot." We had reserved a room at a farm outside of the old town of Matera. But by the time we got to Salerno, the bike-friendly train had...
Once we hit Salerno, our plan was to bike straight to the train station, hop on a train, and ride to other side of "the boot." We had reserved a room at a farm outside of the old town of Matera. But by the time we got to Sale...
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My son and I finished another doodle. More at http://opusnebula.blogspot.com.
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The Hacker
This was Leaf's idea. I doubt he got the idea from seeing me geek at the computer all the time. More likely it came from watching War Games a month or so ago. Anyway, I decided it was more interesting to have somebody "hack" somebody else.
Doodles of Opus Nebula (and Earf), an evolving environment, now a picture book by Mark and Leaf Bailen.
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Earf won a Moonbeam award (scroll down to Children's Poetry). The last time I remember winning something was the John Smiths Ale caption contest at the university bar in London. When I picked up my prize (a beer stein), I asked the bartender if my caption ...
Doodles of Opus Nebula (and Earf), an evolving environment, now a picture book by Mark and Leaf Bailen.
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I have an awful doodling habit. And now I'm imposing it on my son. Sorry, kid.
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