“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference” Robert Frost

Travel philosophy ~ But of course, to plan an unbelievably, memorable adventure that can be cherish in your minds and shared with photos and words.

INTERESTS – *Traveling*Wandering*Motorcycling*Photography*History & Historical sites *Art*Museums*Architecture*City & country walks*Camping*Hiking*Backpacking*

History ~ I was born in Long Beach, CA and since I was 1 month old raised and lived in Orange County, CA. I have been blessed with a family that enjoys the outdoors and travel. I have been on camping and day picnic trips from the mountains, beaches and deserts since I was in diapers and as always have enjoyed being and sleeping in the outdoors. As a young boy my family traveled every year. We crossed the country in a car along the original Mother Road, Route 66, and later along the Interstate; by plane and also train. As I grew up we visited National Parks and Forests, National Monuments and places of Historical interest across the USA. My father always stopped at all the Informational Monuments along the roads we traveled. He had to read each and every one of them. I started riding motorcycles at the age of 10 and still enjoy the thrill riding.

Married life has been good to me. My late wife, Jodi, also shared the same interests that I do. We love to travel and have enjoyed cruises to Alaska, Mexico, through the Panama Cannel, and the Caribbean. Our latest travels have taken us on a 4 week 6,000 mile USA cross country trip by car; a 4 week car trip through England, Scotland and Wales; a 4 week car trip through Germany, Austria, northern Italy, and Switzerland; a 3 week train trip from Paris through Italy; a 3 week car trip through France, the Netherlands and Belgium; and a 3 week trip to Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen and 8 days cruising the Fjords of Norway. Then we have all the local shorter trips we are able to do the rest of the time. We both love the Disney Parks and have visited Disneyland, Disneyworld, and Disney Paris. With Disneyland so close to us we have annual passes so we are able to just go over for an evening and enjoy walking around the park while watching the guests, which doesn’t mean we don’t have fun on the rides.

Sadly I lost her the end of March 2016 and moved to the Pacific Northwest in August of 2018 to be near my son and his family who has been here for 15 years. Jodi would insist that I keep on experiencing new adventures. What will the next trip be, only time will tell.

Happy travels!

May the calm be widespread, may the sea be as the smooth surface of the greenstone, and may the rays of sunshine forever dance along your path” Maori Prayer.