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Stay-cation Summer 2021 – The Generous Pour!
Stay-cation Summer 2021 – The Generous Pour!

Stay-cation Summer 2021 – The Generous Pour!

With the COVID pandemic still looming throughout the world, Steve (DOS) and I are staying closer to home and traveling domestically this year. The European River cruise, trip to the Holy Land, and others we had booked will have to…

Touring Wineries in Charlottesville VA
Touring Wineries in Charlottesville VA

Touring Wineries in Charlottesville VA

After leaving Roanoke, we stayed in Charlottesville, Virginia for four nights. Charlottesville is a two hour drive from Roanoke, and is a good stop-over for us when we are taking the Auto Train home from Lorton, Virginia, which is also…

Two Nights in Charleston, South Carolina
Two Nights in Charleston, South Carolina

Two Nights in Charleston, South Carolina

From Hilton Head Island, we checked out and drove to Charleston, SC. In Charleston, we stayed for two nights at the Hyatt House Hotel, conveniently located in the Historic District. The Hyatt House is actually a dual-hotel, as it also…

On the Road Again . . .First Stop Amelia Island!
On the Road Again . . .First Stop Amelia Island!

On the Road Again . . .First Stop Amelia Island!

Steve (DOS) and I left Orlando yesterday for a 3 week road trip to Roanoke, Virginia, with several two and three night stays along the way. As we are still settling our parents estate in Virginia, our goal (along with…

Marriott Platinum Challenge Continues: on to Daytona Beach Shores!
Marriott Platinum Challenge Continues: on to Daytona Beach Shores!

Marriott Platinum Challenge Continues: on to Daytona Beach Shores!

After arriving home from our last trip to Virginia, we have now completed 8 days out of 15 (to be completed in 90 days) for our Marriott Hotel Platinum Challenge status match. While I have lifetime Hilton, and Globalist at…

Neck update and travel to Roanoke
Neck update and travel to Roanoke

Neck update and travel to Roanoke

After another side trip last week to Tampa and Sarasota, on Monday I went back to the neurosurgeon for what I hoped was a good report about my broken neck. Steve (DOS) and I have been doing these weekday nearby…

Wine pairing lunch part 2: at Casa El Enemigo
Wine pairing lunch part 2: at Casa El Enemigo

Wine pairing lunch part 2: at Casa El Enemigo

Our second day wine-pairing lunch was at Casa El Enemigo.  We had been there last year, and as it was late May (Autumn in Argentina) then, we sat outside and enjoyed the colorful views.  This visit was in early September,…

Touring Mendoza Wineries: “Finca La Anita” on Day 1
Touring Mendoza Wineries: “Finca La Anita” on Day 1

Touring Mendoza Wineries: “Finca La Anita” on Day 1

We started our first of two days of wine touring around 9:45am, with Alejandro picking us up at our hotel, the Park Hyatt Mendoza. We were scheduled to have three days of touring, however as noted in the previous couple…

Welcome to Mendoza Argentina 2019!
Welcome to Mendoza Argentina 2019!

Welcome to Mendoza Argentina 2019!

We finally arrived to Mendoza on Sunday (Labor Day Weekend) after traveling from Orlando since Friday. The last couple posts detailed the flight delays we had on American Airlines, however as Murphy’s Law would again have it, we had one…