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Born To Ride

When Bruce Springsteen was singing about Born To Ride, I wonder what he would have thought about the streets in Vietnam, much different I might add, then the Streets of Philadelphia. I was totally fascinated with the majority of the population riding scooters.  Of course, now that I’m home I have a ton of questions….

Au Manoir De Khai…

Oui…this is where we had an incredible French dinner.  I am going to concentrate on the culture of Vietnam for the most part.  Although, we have been very fortunate to have as our travel consultant since this trip began, a very remarkable man. Chris Runckel, is extremely knowledgeable about Vietnam as a soldier through his…

Rolling On The River

It’s Monday evening in Saigon.  The time changed to daylight savings, makes our difference, 14 hours ahead. As I write, we’ve just finished dinner around 9:00pm. Construction continues with hammering outside, scooters are still honking at each other and all is well in my world! This feature is specific to our Sunday night dinner cruise on…

Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder

All the planning for taking an International trip has been put into place. As we completed day one, I have reflected on the travel and sights.  I started writing this at 2:00 am because I have not made the time adjustment yet.  So imagine Shelley and I singing the Air Force song…”Off we go into…

My Bags are Packed… Ready to Go! – Europe

In spring 2011, I had my second international travel adventure with my friend Shelley and the students of Loyola Marymount University’s, Executive MBA program. Shelley and I have become a bit more adventurous. We started in Paris prior to the student’s arrival and concluded in Rome when the program was over, why not! The Eiffel…

A Girl’s Weekend

I have had the good fortune of travelling with my buddies for many years.  Palm Springs in the early years was replaced with Palm Desert.  Hotels were replaced by a lovely Marriott Timeshare. Note:  Shhh…Choose your friends wisely; Timeshares are a great friend benefit!! We have a standard routine. We are a group of 4…

At The Car Wash

I enjoy music. Frequently the turntable is spinning tunes in my head.  What just cracks me up is the ability to recall lyrics from songs that are over 50 years old.  I’m not just “stuck in the middle with you” but I think I could just keep telling a story and filling it with more…

What Does It Mean To Be A Guide Dog?

I have had a remarkable experience this past year as I watch my friend Kathi raise a puppy for Guide Dogs of America (GDA).  If you are anything like me, you may not have much knowledge or experience regarding how a puppy goes from a squirmy bundle of paws and jaws to a well-trained, confident…

Hockey at Dodger Stadium

How lucky can I be?  I had the opportunity to enjoy outdoor professional hockey at Dodger Stadium.  I’ve been a Dodger season ticket holder with 3 other families since 1986, but that is story for another day. I hope my pictures tell you the story of what the night was like in the City of…