Our Favorite Places

In Europe 2014

In Europe 2014

Pam and I have been blest by having the opportunity to travel. Some of the places we’ve gone were because of our love for NASCAR. Some because I won sales trips with Wolters Search Group. Others were due to our love of beautiful places. I’ll show you our favorite places.

Through my company, we’ve gone to the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Mexico more times than I care to remember. Three of our favorite places were: Atlantis in the Bahamas where we petted Dolphins and

We both petted dolphins

We both petted dolphins

enjoyed the gorgeous beaches and seeing Michael Jackson’s $150,000 a night penthouse, seen in this picture as the arch in the middle of the two hotel towers.

In Puerto Rico, we stayed at the El Conquistador, an all-inclusive trip that had us hiking in the rainforest and buying expensive items in the San Juan Fort District

A lot of heaven

A lot of heaven

shops.  These two topped the list. But there was a close runner-up. That was the Frenchman’s  Reef on Saint Thomas. We rented a 39-foot sailboat and sailed

Bluebeard's Castle is a must see.

Bluebeard’s Castle is a must see.

over to St. John’s Island. There are one acre getaways there, where the rich and famous play. Sorry, no pictures of Cancun or Acapulco.

On our NASCAR vacations, we’ve gone to Texas, Kansas City, Richmond, Atlanta, and Las Vegas. Stayed in Williamsburg for a week to re-acquaint ourselves with our history. Next year we’ll go back to Las Vegas, where we have a timeshare, and Phoenix to see the races. We also took a Caribbean cruise with Sterling Marlin and his crew with stops in the Keys and the Yucatán.

My personal favorite was the Viking Cruise up the Danube from Budapest to Passau

Johann Strauss, The Waltz King

Johann Strauss, The Waltz King

last November for our 50th anniversary. Of the many famous capitals we visited, none compares to Vienna. We could have stayed there a week.

Another place we’ve put on our favorites’ list is the Pacific Northwest. We’ve made three treks there. Our recommendations are: Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic Mountains, Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island, and a glacier hike on Rainer.

The ideas I get for novels come from quiet times in beautiful places. Check out my latest novel at: http://amzn.to/1N8pWEi Yellowstone-A Fall from Grace

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