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”

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”

Lucky to be Alive- Lopez Island, Washington State

In the Summer of 2007, I had just finished my first year as an assistant principal in a high school in the State of Washington. It was a challenging year as all years are as a high school administrator. My roles included: supervisión of instructors in science, math, social studies and physical education; overseeing theContinue reading “Lucky to be Alive- Lopez Island, Washington State”

Panama April 2014 with my Son Gregory Orion

In Spring of 2014, my kids and I decided that they would each choose a place to travel because their Spring breaks from school did not coincide. Greg chose Panama and Sierra chose Greece. Both excellent choices. I was living in Abu Dhabi, so first I met Sierra in Athens and then traveled back toContinue reading “Panama April 2014 with my Son Gregory Orion”