Category Archives: Travel

High Tech Virgin

Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 10.34.40 AM I FINALLY took a flight with my longtime friend…

We were “leaving Las Vegas”. 7 AM flight.

My friend and I are always in competition with “our teams”.  My team being Southwest Airlines and his team, Virgin America.  I like Southwest for its many destinations and frequent flights.  SWA is very forgiving if you miss your flight or want to change it. Virgin, however, does not have as many flights and charges a $75 change fee if you want to change your flight.

“His team” upgraded us to the front of the plane based on his loyalty.  All was looking pretty good to go…

And then…. once we got out onto the flight deck to take off, the captain made an announcement stating that we were turning around and going back to the gate.  We were having mechanical issues. He said we needed to “reboot” the plane. (Did he mean technical issues?)

I asked the stewardess what that might mean. I asked if it was similar to Ctrl-Alt-Del (PC) or Command C (Mac)? She said that this was “not normal” however, it was nothing to be alarmed about. Despite her trying to calm me, I still wished that I could “cut and paste” myself onto “my team’s” flight.

The Nest of Hummingbirds

Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. The Hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creation. – Papyrus

And for the person who contributed this picture from Kauai…

Selon les légendes, le colibri flotte, libre des contraintes du temps, transportant nos espoirs d’amour, de joie et de célébration. La grâce délicate du colibri sert à nous rappeler que la vie est riche, que la beauté est présenté partout, que chaque relation personnelle est importante, et que le rire est ce que la vie a de plus doux.

Thank you,


The Dream Inn – Santa Cruz

This is a great Hotel and location to Paddle-OUT, and Surf-IN….all through the beach door of the hotel.

And to really top off the day…Try it Surf and Turf style.

Just a few minutes away is the Allister Mackenzie course, Pasatiempo.  A Championship golf course for many men who set out to qualify for the U.S. Open.

After playing many golf courses around the world and having put Surfing on my “never to do” list.  This surf and turf combo is now on my “Best Day” list.

Dreamin’ of it again.The Dream Inn - Santa Cruz