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,

XO

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

Experience Heaven on Earth while at Kohler Resort

One of two destinations associated with the luxury resort, the American Club, Blackwolf Run is a golf course complex in Kohler, Wisconsin. According to GOLF Magazine, the River course at Blackwolf Run “must be considered the nation’s finest public-access course of modern times.” The site of multiple US Women’s Opens, Blackwolf Run, designed by architect Pete Dye, consists of 36-holes– the River course and Meadow Valleys course, separated by the meandering Sheboygan River, flowing east to Lake Michigan. The “extremely penal” 18-hole River course features bent grass, elevation changes and additional water hazards to comprise 7,404 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Although the fairways are more forgiving on the Meadow Valleys course, elevation changes on the back nine and the greens through the open meadow are considered a challenge. Both the River and Meadow Valleys courses received the coveted 5-star ranking from Golf Digest.
The American Club Resort is also associated with the Whistling Straits complex in nearby Haven. The Straits course replicates ancient seaside links courses of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Kohler Waters Spa was awarded the 2013 Five-Star Award by Forbes Travel Guide, one of only 35 of these distinctions worldwide. In addition to massage, facials and traditional body treatments, the spa offers craniosacral and energy therapies using muscle testing and tapping techniques performed by a BodyTalk technician to combat stress and clear imbalances. The year-round co-ed area has a glass-enclosed rooftop deck with whirlpool, fireplace and lounge.
A soothing space offering drop-in classes, Yoga on the Lake is the premiere local studio. It has energy-efficient heated floors to loosen muscles and floor-to-ceiling bay windows overlooking Wood Lake. Boutiques and specialty shops at Woodlake Kohler offer apparel, furnishings, toys and collectibles. There’s cuisine to meet any taste when dining in the Village of Kohler. From gourmet breakfast buffets to full-course dinners, the American Club resort has nine distinct dining establishments. Offerings include traditional Midwestern, Italian and British Isles fare, micro-brews, homemade desserts, ice creams and a chocolatier.
The American Club is one luxurious destination the golf enthusiast won’t want to miss!