About Me

An avid traveler I have had the good fortune to have spent my career in the travel and vacation industry. From Bali to Copenhagen and all points between is where I have been or intend to go. This blog however is specific to the Western half of the United States as I explore this part of the world.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, CA

I had a symposium to attend this week and while the weather didn't cooperate it was a delightful hotel. Built in 1888 it has a rich history that you can feel while strolling down the halls or around the grounds.

While much of my time there was spent working I did have some time to relax and enjoy the experience.

When I said that the weather didn't cooperate it is what the locals call "May Grey" where the coastal weather is nearly always grey, overcast with fog... for me, I suppose that isn't so bad as not that I live in Vegas I get blue skies and sunshine nearly every day so a change of weather can be welcoming.

The picture above came as a bit of a surprise when one of my clients at one of the cocktail parties said to me, "hey you want to take off and have cocktails on my 62 foot yacht?" I thought he was kidding but not only did he have the 62 footer moored across the street on the Bay side but I got to skipper it for a time and that was fun!

My last day... the sun came out...

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Mother's Day

Sonny's wish for Mother's Day dinner was to go out to the Outback Steakhouse where she could enjoy some prime rib. So off we went and she wasn't the only mother with the same idea... according to our waiter, Mother's Day is the busiest day of the season for them... hmm a lot of red meat eating mothers out there I guess!

As usual, Angela and Lisa provided a plethora of goof ball, ham it up photo ops... well maybe more Angela hammy pics...

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Mom in Town

My Mother came out to Vegas as we were to attend the same business meeting... I was great to have her out to the new House. When we had Thanksgiving after my wedding it was in the townhouse we lived in when we first moved out to Vegas and it was cramped for so many guests... now we have 2500 square feet to spread our wings a little. Angela and Lisa enjoyed seeing Mom to so it was a great time for all... we went out to breakfast with the girls and as usual they were up to their shenanigans in short order.

Sonny and Mom had a good time out shopping at fashion show mall where they found shopping success!