2011 - 2015

Here you will find trips taken to the Galápagos Islands, Oregon, Santa Barbara , Solvang, Sedona, San Diego, Kiev, Mendocino, New York City, Georgia Republic, Paris, Provence, Las Vegas, and some Arizona cities and sites.

Galápagos Islands - August 2015

The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. It's considered one of the worlds foremost destinations for wildlife viewing. A province…

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Oregon - May 2015

Went to Oregon to visit Canon Beach and tour the wine region of Willamette Valley.

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Santa Barbara and Solvang - May 2014

Decided to visit another California city as I did feel like going back to San Diego. I choose to visit Santa Barbara and Solvang. Santa Barbara is right on…

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Sedona - December 2013

Decided to drive up to Sedona after Christmas to relax and bring in the new year.

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Tonto Natural Bridge State Park - October 2013

Tonto Natural Bridge. Considered the largest travertine bridge in the world, it’s more than 180 feet (55 meters) high and about 150 feet (46 meters) at its…

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San Diego - July 2013

Did the annual pilgrimage to San Diego to get away from the Tucson heat and to see the wonderful fireworks display on the bay.

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Tubac - February 2013

Tubac is a small community an hour south of Tucson. I will go there to spend the weekend a couple of times a year.

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Oak Creek Canyon and Botanical Gardens - November 2012

Took a trip to visit Oak Creek Canyon in Northern Arizona the first week of November. I was hoping to see the fall foliage but was surprised that so few trees…

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Sun Glow Ranch - August 2012

Went back to Southeastern Arizona to enjoy the Lawrence Dunham Vineyards wine festival they put on every year. As usual it was a very pleasant experience and I…

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San Diego - July 2012

Traveled to San Diego to get away from the Tucson heat and to enjoy the fireworks over the 4th of July. The fireworks turned out to be a dud due to a technical…

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Kiev - June 2012

I visited Kiev during the World Cup finals and it was a wonderful mad-house time to be here. The weather was nearly perfect and I was able to visit St.…

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Mendocino - May 2012

It was time to get out of the Tucson heat and visit the Mendocino coast to cool off and celebrate my birthday. So off we went and spent four wonderful days…

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Tubac - March 2012

Decided to drive down to Tubac to spend a relaxing weekend reading, eating and drinking. The Country Club, where I stay, has very pretty surroundings.

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Tumacácori - February 2012

Tumacácori is a very old Spanish mission dating back to 1691 and is about an hour south of Tucson. Here O’odham, Yaqui, and Apache people met and mingled with…

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Williams & Flagstaff - February 2012

We decided to go up north for the weekend to attend a wine festival in Williams, Arizona, and to take some photos of the leaves changing color. The wine…

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New York City - December 2011

I needed to be in New York City and ended up having enough spare time to visit some of the attractions. In particular, I was able to visit the Metropolitan…

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Georgia Republic - November 2011

I returned to Tbilisi, Georgia in November 2011, to continue work with the Ministry of Education. This was a productive trip work wise and I was able to go out…

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Paris & Provence - October 2011

I was scheduled to be in Paris for some work and decided to tack on a few extra days to the trip to visit the Provence region. We stayed at the Moulin de la…

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Chiracahuas - September 2011

We decided to get away from the Tucson heat and visit the southeast corner of Arizona where the Chiricahua mountains reside. This part of Arizona is at a much…

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San Diego - July 2011

Decided to take a last minute trip to San Diego to avoid the oppressive heat in Tucson. Temperatures were reaching 115 degrees (46 Celsius) and it was time to…

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Las Vegas - May 2011

Took a quick trip to Las Vegas primarily to see a John Mayer and Keith Urban concert.

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Verde Valley - February 2011

Took a trip up the Verde Canyon, in Northern Arizona, on the Verde Canyon Rail Road. This was an incredibly nice and relaxing trip. The day was perfect and…

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