Plane out of Eugene, scheduled for 12:45pm on Friday, February 17. Sit in airport for 5 hours. Weather delay into SF. Sittting now in SF airport. Protesters chant displeasure with Trump’s recent immigration ban. Only 5 more hours until we get on our China Air plane to Taiwan. It is against the law to have a Buddha tattoo. Do not disrespect the religion or the king, especially with your feet. 15 hours to Taipei and another 4 to Bangkok. BANGKOK Sunday at 2pm when we get to the Royal Orchid Sheraton in Bangkok. World Spree guide is Tan. You are … Continue reading THAILAND 2017

China Reflections – 2014

China trip starts today, Thursday, April 24, 2014.    At the Eugene airport.   Flying out in 2 hours to San Fran.   It is exciting to think about . . . being in a completely new part of the world in 2 days.   Betsy and I are pumped for this vacation . . . scratch that . . China Spree calls it an adventure. China Reflections Reflections, impressions of our April/May 2014 tour of China with China Spree tour group. Betsy, Anne, myself and 20 other tourists. This is an account of what I thought I heard and … Continue reading China Reflections – 2014


Cabo trip, February 23, 2014.  Let go the first marlin, keep the second.  Betsy’s birthday February 28.  Likes to get away from the rain.  Cabo then later China.  Yes. Car rental-horror story.  Quote $52 for 6 days.  Get to Cabo, shuttle to Payless car rental.  All in for $500!  For free if you do time share sales pitch.  I don’t think so.  We shuttle to town $16.  Siesta Suites. comfortable, funk.  Middle of town.  Walk to everything.  Crazy lobster for $10 special.  3 lobster tacos, 2 margaritas, 2 tequila shots.  More margaritas at Cabo Wabo, too touristy.  Dinner at Mi Casa. … Continue reading Cabo