Special Interests

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** My better half  tops the list. See his books and tweets at palwrite.com.  His dinner theatre play written with Marilyn McNally PDFMurder at Blackheath Manor has been presented to rave reviews by Oakmont Elks in Pittsburgh several times.

Reading

Travelling

Edmonton's sensational river valley including this lovely lake in a park near our apartment complex with its 'Diversions' (amenities)" complex.

Sunrise
 

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Buddhism (by Smith & Novak) Buddhism - a Concise Introduction  
senses-zinn.jpg (35699 bytes)  Coming To Our Senses  
Living in the Light of Death: On the Art of Being Truly Alive  
     
Books I love!

Reading

Favorite genre is mystery, especially novels with foreign locales. If you love both mysteries and travel, consider these authors (typical locales): 

Austria & Germany

England & Germany

England

France

Ireland

Italy

Norway

Scotland

Spain

Sweden

Turkey

USA

 In many of these books the locale is as much a character as the people.

Books I love!

Travelling

A few travel photos

Travel resources

Places I've visited so far -->
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Places visited include

Ocean travels
  1. Crossed Atlantic Ocean by ship (Montreal to Southampton)
  2. Panama Canal crossing from Pacific to Atlantic (Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale)
  3. Hawaii (Across Pacific, roundtrip, Vancouver to Vancouver, with stops at 4 islands)
  4. Caribbean Ocean cruise
Sun, sand, & surf

Hawaii

  • Hawaii
  • Kauai
  • Oahu
  • Maui

Jamaica

  • Kingston
  • Lime Cay
  • Ocho Rios
  • Port Royal
  • Spanish Town

Martinique

 St. John & St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands)

St. Maartens (Netherlands Antilles)

Latin America

Mexico

  • Acapulco
  • Cabo San Lucas
  • Huatulco
  • Manzanillo
  • Puerto Chiapas
  • Puerto Vallarta

Columbia (Cartegena)

Costa Rica

Panama

Down Under

New Zealand

  • Auckland
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Paihia / Russell
  • Palmerston North
  • Rotorua
  • Wellington

Cook Islands

Europe

Austria

  • Graz
  • Linz
  • Vienna

Belgium (Brussels, Waterloo)

England

  • Bath
  • Bournemouth
  • Folkestone
  • London
  • Portsmouth
  • Rye
  • Salisbury
  • Solihull
  • Southampton
  • Windsor
  • Isle of Wight [Cowes, Ryde, Newport, Sandown, Ventnor]

France

  • Aix-en-Provence
  • Cannes
  • Nice
  • Perpignan

Italy

  • Brindisi
  • Florence
  • Naples
  • Pisa
  • Stresa
  • Rome
  • [Vatican City]

Monaco

Netherlands

  • Amsterdam
  • Edam
  • Hoek van Holland
  • Rotterdam

Norway (Oslo)

Germany

  • Berlin
  • Cologne
  • Dachau
  • Dusseldorf
  • Frankfurt
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • Heidelberg
  • Koblenz
  • Munich
  • Stuttgart

Spain

  • Alicante
  • Barcelona
  • Benidorm
  • Malaga
  • Marbella
  • Torremolinos
  • Valencia

Switzerland

  • Ascona
  • Basel
  • Locarno
  • Lucerne
  • Lugano
  • Zermatt
  • Zurich

Yugoslavia Drove entire Dalmatian Coast along Adriatic Sea from Austria to Greece through what are now

  • Slovenia
  • Croatia
  • Serbia & Montengro
  •  Macedonia
  • Saw cities such as Split, Dubrovnik, Skopje, and Pec, with its ethnic Albanian majority in the province of Kosovo (destroyed in 1999 by Serbian troops)
Middle East & Environs

Algeria (Algiers, Constantine)

Cyprus (Nicosia)

Egypt (Cairo)

Greece

  • Athens
  • Kavala
  • Larissa
  • Thessaloniki (Salonika)

Israel

  • Beersheba (Negev desert)
  • Dead Sea
  • Eilat (Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea)
  • Haifa
  • Jerusalem
  • Tel Aviv

Jordan (Jerusalem)

Saudi Arabia (Dhahran - on Persian Gulf)

Turkey (Istanbul)

USA

Carmel, CA

Chicago, IL

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Grand Forks (ND)

Hawaii (4 islands)

Key West, FL

Los Angeles, CA

Miami, FL

Monterey, CA

Oklahoma City, OK

Sacramento, CA

San Francisco, CA

Seattle, WA

Canada (& all places in between)

BC

Kelowna

Merritt

Vancouver

Victoria

White Rock

Alberta

Banff

Calgary

Canmore

Edmonton

Jasper

Kananaskis

Lethbridge

Medicine Hat

Red Deer

Wetaskiwin

Saskatchewan

Regina

Saskatoon

Manitoba

Baldur

Brandon

Clandeboye

Fisher Branch

Flin Flon

Petersfield

Portage La Prairie

Selkirk

Winnipeg

Winnipeg Beach

Nova Scotia

Halifax

Ontario

Balmertown

Dryden

Hamilton

Kenora

London

Niagara Falls

Ottawa

Red Lake

Toronto

Quebec

Dorval

Hull

Montreal

Quebec City

 

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