The Glamorous Life

Cancun beach

TnT at a resort in Cancun? Yes, in the name of a long-overdue honeymoon, we decided to indulge in the more glamorous side of travel. We booked four nights at the beautiful Royal Islander on a gorgeous stretch of Cancun’s epic white sand beach. The water is insanely blue and the white sand runs for miles.

Of course, although this is an unofficial honeymoon, we made sure to do our blogger research. We tested the pool, the beach chairs, and the tropical waters. We sampled the margaritas, the piña colada, the mojitos Continue…

Another Kind of Thawing Mammoth

Tony and Larry in Mammoth

Siberia isn’t the only place where global warming is causing the snows to recede revealing the mammoths below. California’s Mammoth, the world famous ski resort, is making a pretty grand statement about climate change this year. My dad and I took to the slopes in mid-January to discover a thin layer of artificially produced snow where 20 feet of fresh powder is the norm. Believe it or not, even much of the peak of Mammoth Mountain, which rises to 11,060 ft (3,371 m), was free of snow. Yikes!!!

While the snow was relatively absent, the warm sunshine was plentiful and the mountain views were spectacular. The 50-degree temperatures were a rather nice way to celebrate my dad’s 65th birthday. And for those keeping track, my dad kicked my butt on the slopes. While I was tentatively snow-plowing my way over the icy patches, he was zooming down the slopes like Continue…

Looking Back at 2013

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After spending the holidays with our family and friends in California, we finally had some time to put together a video of all the great things we did last year. Although we were based in Germany throughout the year, we still managed to get around quite a bit. 2013 took us to France, Turkey, the Netherlands, Germany, the U.S. and twice to Spain. We can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store for us!

Year in Review: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Happy New Year

Pelicans in La Jolla

Happy New Year everybody!!! We are too busy enjoying the insanely wonderful California weather to be blogging, so our 2013 year-end video will be up a bit late this year. In the meantime, here is a pelican stretching its wings on the cliffs of La Jolla.