World Travel – Rocky Mountain National Park Hike – “Because It’s Hard!”

On top of the world!  We made it!  Estes Cone.

Estes Park, CO – Rocky Mountain National Park.  Fifth in a series of six articles. We were warned.  On Day One of my 42-mile hike, she told us.  Repeatedly.  ”Tomorrow’s the BIG day,” Phebe would say.  I was like, “yeah, yeah, yeah.”  So the Universe again smacked me and my attitude down and not only [...]

World Travel – Holland – “Tiramisu Makes Everything Better!”

The Delftse Pauw Factory

Holland, Delft & Scheveningen – Day 7 Even when you are sick in this fabulous city, it finds a way to take care of you!  I now own original Delft pottery, played taxi driver and had a very interesting walk in the rain.  I had an entire restaurant to myself and discovered once again that [...]

World Travel, Life Travel – California – “A Premier Party!”

My "Amazing Friends!" Ron Kellum, me & Tony Stovall

Southern California – Day 8 Four hours of windshield time gave me the chance to reflect and get pumped about what was waiting for me in Southern California.  Said goodbye to my Fresno family and friends and to my friend overseas in my thoughts – goodbye is always hard – but I will get to [...]

World Travel – Napa, California – “A Napa Limo Ride”

“California Here I Come" - Going Home Again

Napa, California – Day 2 Not a trick question, but…what do you get when you put seven strangers, a stretch limo, fine champagne and wine tasting at amazing boutique wineries together for an entire day?   Answer: the perfect Napa experience.  That plus a booming headache followed immediately by a late afternoon nap!  Ok, so not [...]

World Travel – Tahiti – “Home Again,” Final Thoughts

Tahiti

Lone Tree, Colorado   At my Bon Voyage party before this amazing journey began, my friends jokingly said this was like Elizabeth Gilbert’s book “Eat, Pray, Love” which is one of my favorite reads of all time.  So I half-heartedly adopted that title for my blog of this vacation.  I hope you don’t mind Elizabeth! [...]

World Travel – Tahiti – “Bora Bora…Bring on the Fun!”

Sunrise over Bora Bora

Bora Bora, Tahiti – Day 4 Two words…JET SKIING!  I got to be a kid again in the perfect waters of Bora Bora and at the pool on the ship with my new pals.  I dined at the famed Bloody Mary’s Restaurant and ended a perfectly fun day at the nightclub – now this is [...]