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Last Days In Grenada

Grenada is a tropical island, and it needs rain to be as lush and green as it is.  I got about a day and a half of rain, and it was nice.  Great time to use the spa. The wind … Continue reading

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Discovering Grenada

I had read about a good restaurant on the north side of the island, so with a rental car at my disposal, I spent Saturday driving along the west coast to explore the northern end of the island. Driving through … Continue reading

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St. George’s and local beaches

A rental car was necessary to explore the area surrounding Laluna.   Picking up the rental at the airport, I discovered a Grenadian temporary driver’s license was required and easily acquired for an additional $24.  Who knew?  Just a stone’s throw … Continue reading

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I just arrived in Grenada, the Spice Island.   Just 3 1/2 hours nonstop from Miami, it is a new island for me.  I’m staying at the lovely boutique hotel LaLuna. The water is warm, I’m guessing 80 – 82 F. … Continue reading

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It’s Winter Solstice Time Again

This Thursday, December 21st, we in the Northern Hemisphere will once again experience the Winter Solstice, an event celebrated by pagans for thousands of years.  After the solstice, the days will grow longer and the nights shorter, in the never … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Neon

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The Real Wild Las Vegas

Two friends and I drove out to the Valley of Fire State Park for a look at more wild Las Vegas.   The Valley of Fire is only 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas, but it seems a world away. There … Continue reading

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More From Natural Vegas

The Grand Canyon National Park is in Arizona, with 277 miles of the Colorado River running right through it. The Colorado River runs roughly east to west through the park, from Lake Powell on the Utah/Arizona border, to Lake Mead … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Without The Neon

It’s been two months that I’ve been in Las Vegas for work.  For a person used to the green of Oregon and Florida, this part of Nevada seems very brown.  The Las Vegas strip is crowded, noisy and lit by … Continue reading

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Things to do in Palm Springs

I met my sister in Palm Springs for a short 48 hours, a reprieve from a work assignment in Las Vegas.  She wanted to stay at a mid-century modern hotel, so we chose The Riviera.  The interior was definitely retro, … Continue reading

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