Frank and Sue Engels ◊ Pittsfield Massachusetts ◊

How we became FrankNSue  

Our friends' kids Carrie and Burt named their two goldfish after us and would yell "frankNSue are here" when we visited. When Sue (the goldfish) died, the greeting shortened to FrankN.

Photo of Istanbul Mosque

MERHABA ISTANBUL - A 7 Day Adventure 

November 2013, traveling back to the 6th century in modern day Istanbul - the sites, the food, the streets.

Spanning the centuries and the continents in Constantinople.



Musee de Orsay

Très bonne cuisine et de grands artistes de la France 2011 

2011 What better place to celebrate a 35th anniversary? The food, the sites, the art : a perfect trip with one exception. We should have stayed longer!

View the photo albums: Paris    Lyon    Perouges


Walk to Defeat ALS - Pittsfield MA

Berkshire Walk to Defeat ALS - 9/26/2010 

2010 We joined forces with the ALS Association - Massachusetts Chapter to bring the first Walk To Defeat ALS to the beautiful Berkshires. Over 230 people joined us in a Sunday morning walk on September 26th from historic Wahconah Park (where Lou Gehrig once played) through the revitalized, vibrant downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, raising over $35,000 to help defeat Lou Gehrigs disease. See


Clock Tower - Pittsfield MA

Macys Thanksgiving Parade 2009  

Nov 2009 : A classic Thanksgiving celebration in New York City with really big cartoon characters. From watching the ballons inflate on the ground to the Thursday parade with a great French-Vietnamese dinner at Safran in between. After the parade, a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, the windows of 5th Avenue & Macys (best: Lord & Taylors). Check out our parade photos - on the ground and in the air!


Clock Tower - Pittsfield MA


Nov 2007 - Present : Our new town home is located in a Pittsfield Massachusetts converted 1880's manufacturing building called the Clock Tower. Sue did the interior design from walls to wires to windows.

Fun Stuff that happens in our town: The 4TH of July Pittsfield Parade!



Defeat ALS!

May 2006 Green Bay Wisconsin : For the second time in our lives, a family member is diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Inspired by his brother, Frank runs his 1st marathon, a challenging goal at age 52, but not his primary mission. Raising ALS awareness and funds was, and still is, our mission - Please visit


Valle Nevado Chile

DIEZ DIAS en CHILE - Mil Experiencias  

10 Days in Chile - A Thousand Experiences
August-September 2004 : Winter in August, snow in the Andes, skiing the Southern Hemisphere, New Zealand is really, really far away - so, Santiago de Chile here we come. The reason for the trip was to ski, however the experience was much more - Santiago was enchanting, the Andes of South America impressive & the Pacific coastline beautiful and balmy in the winter months.


Frank Engels Coat of Arms - auf Deutsch, Wappen

ABENTEUER in DEUTSCHLAND - Ich Bin Nuremberger 

June 1999 to December 2000, wir sprechen Deutsch! At least we thought we were ;-) Read about our Abenteuer in Deutschland, Adventures in Germany, a foreign but friendly & picturesque land.



temple with oranges

A LONG WAYS FROM HOME - Hong Kong, China  

Discount travel caused by the 1998 Hong Kong economic downturn was incentive enough for our first Far East experience. Read about how this travel experience to China was a long ways from home.



Appalachian Mountain Club(AMC)

The 4,000 Footers - White Mountains, NH  

West Bond, Franconia NH, August 31, 1992: There are 48 4,000ft peaks in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, part of the Applachian Range. We have hiked them all.

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