My experiences at home and overseas

Worldly Quotes

"I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world." - MA

 Lake Shasta

"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and  returns home to find it."  - George Moore

 South Africa

"Looking back on my life in Africa, I feel that it might altogether be described as the existence of a person who had come from a rushed and noisy world into a still so lovely, as if the comtemplation of it could in itself be enough to make you happy all your life."

- Karen Blixen

Manhattan Beach Pier

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I  intended to be."
- Douglas Adams

"I am who I am because I have been there." - me


Favorite Places

  • Blyde River Canyon
  • Domme
  • Zugspitze
  • Kruger National Park
  • Anacapa Island
  • Marais District, Paris
  • Columbia Gorge
  • Dordogne Region, France
  • Lake Shasta
  • Victoria, BC
  • Mount Hood

 Links to My Travelogues

South Africa 2001

France 2007



After letting all of the elephants pass (there were about five baby elephants), we drove to a watering hole where they were headed.  It was marvelous watching them splash and spray in the heat. You could even see some of the baby elephants nursing from about 30 feet away. 

hi dad doing great. french keyboard:::difficult to
type;;;will make this short:  getting from paris to
the dordogne in rental car was a nightmare:very
difficult: but now i made it and i;ve seen so many
amazing things:  tomorrow onto loire valley for
chateaus:  love you


South Africa

France I

France II




My Trips

Travel map

Next Stops

Jackson Hole,  Yellowstone & Tetons (Sep. '08)

The Amazon (2009)

Follow in my Footsteps

 Auberge de Launay, Loire Valley

Hotel Le Blason, Amboise

Chateau Monrecour, Dordogne

Bigot Chocolaterie, Amboise

Kruger National Park 

University of Stellenbosch

Lazy L&B Ranch

Whitewater Rafting

Alpine House