Mina Port, Abu Dhabi

Much of Abu Dhabi and Dubai is very modern with over the top malls. A great contrast to that is the Mina Port area that has a wonderful fruit and vegetable market and a huge seafood market. I often rode my bike along the Corniche to arrive at this colorful part of Abu Dhabi. ThereContinue reading “Mina Port, Abu Dhabi”

Phuket, Thailand

I had wanted to go to Thailand for decades. Finally we planned a week long vacation there from Abu Dhabi. When I went to confirm the flights at the last minute I realized there was a mistake. I believe the flights would only go to Bangkok. I was somehow able to make a last minuteContinue reading “Phuket, Thailand”

Jordán and Israel

If  I had to rank travel experiences this would be near the top. There is so much to see in a relatively small area. You can feel the history, religion and conflict. We started out the trip in Amman, Jordan. Jordan is a country that has absorbed millions of refugees from Palestine, Syria and IContinue reading “Jordán and Israel”

Cairo, Egypt December 2016

Living in the Middle East made it seem that we had to get to Cairo and see the pyramids, which I had seen in photographs throughout my lifetime. From Abu Dhabi it is a pretty short flight so we booked for four nights. Two nights we stayed right next to the  pyramids in a beautifulContinue reading “Cairo, Egypt December 2016”

Languages Learned

Along with traveling, languages have always been a passion of mine. English is my first language but I have studied, learned and utilized many others to varying degrees. I studied Spanish for four years in high school and a couple of quarters at Western Washington University. One of those quarters I lived and studied inContinue reading “Languages Learned”

Bahrain Weekend Trip

Denny and I decided to take a quick weekend trip from Abu Dhabi to Manama, Bahrain. It is about an hour flight and quite cheap. Bahrain is an extremely small country. It is located close to Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Qatar is tiny but much bigger than Bahrain. There are around 1.5 million citizens. WeContinue reading “Bahrain Weekend Trip”

My favorite campground _ White River Campground, Mt Rainier – State of Washington

The White River Campground, which is in Mt Rainier National Park is one of my favorite places on the planet. Over a 10 year period my son and I camped and hiked there about eight of those years. My daughter did go a couple of times but she didn’t enjoy it quite the way GregContinue reading “My favorite campground _ White River Campground, Mt Rainier – State of Washington”