Happy travels to all my readers during 2014.
May your lives be filled with wonderful experiences learning about new places, meeting new people, and enjoying the beauty of our planet.
|Mountain Lodge condos are the perfect summer getaway|
|Rocky Ridge Trail in Mountain Village|
|Wildlife like this deer can be seen on various trails.|
|Caught in the rain in an aspen grove|
|Larry likes a challenge when hiking!|
|Destination achieved--a beautiful waterfall|
|Riding the gondola system between Mountain Village and Telluride|
|Approaching Silverton from high in the mountains|
|Homestyle cooking is a favorite at the Bent Elbow Restaurant.|
|Wide, dirt roads are the norm in Silverton.|
|Many buildings are original to the town.|
|Tracks follow the Animas River on the way to Durango.|
|Boarding the steam train in Silverton|
|Rugged mountains provided a scenic background for the train ride.|
|The interior of the Adolphus Hotel reflects its grand'|
|Art by contemporary Dallas artists is |
displayed in The Joule Hotel.
|Cruise the Caribbean on a variety of ships and itineraries.|
|Inviting Mahogany Beach at Roatan, Honduras|
|Snorkeling among coral reefs near Belize|
is a favorite activity of cruisers.
|Lava deposits on the beach of Barbados|
|Water slides, ropes course, climbing walls, skating rinks,|
and more make cruise vacations fun for families.
|The water tower is one of Gruene's|
most recognizable features.
|Gruene Hall hosts world-famous musicians and other programs,|
many free and open to the public.
|The Grapevine has many Texas wines. Special events are|
often held in the garden.
|The General Store is full of items you'll|
recognize from your childhood--or share
with your own children, who haven't a
clue what those things are.
|Texas Clay Fest attracts potters from|
far and wide--great opportunity to
purchase unique pieces.
|Tour de Gruene is a favorite event.|
|Sydney Harbor Bridge|
|Brilliantly red Ayers Rock|
|Coral in the Great Barrier Reef comes in many sizes and shapes.|
|Locals having Christmas fun in Marlborough Sound, New Zealand|
|Passengers singing Christmas songs.|
|Larry and Santa|
|Located on the Granbury Square, the |
Opera House will attract many visitors.
|The modernized Opera House retains its classic exterior.|
|The interior of the theater looks very elegant.|
|The new lobby utilizes original walls and features a grand stairway.|
|Fewer restrictions now for electronic devices in the air|
|Smart phones and tablets|
can be used for extended
times on airplanes.
|The winding canals of Venice draw visitors to this unique city.|
|These are the only man-made islands of Venice--for docking ships|
|The Grand Canal remains a magical attraction in Venice|
|Exterior of Element Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Hotel|
|Public lounge area of Element Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Hotel|
uses recycled materials whenever possible.
|Shades replace heavy draperies, and soy-based fabrics cover sofas in our room.|
|Many rooms have fully stocked kitchens with depression glass |
backsplashes and spray handles on faucets.
|Back side of the hotel features a saline pool and cook-out area|