The Walnut Valley Festival is held every third weekend in September. After my first visit in 1990 the week leading up to it became a permanent part of my vacation schedule.
Once again, having a passport and being available on short notice landed me in Sydney. I just hope the next time this happens it's their summer.
I got to go on an August 1996 business trip to London primarily because the person they asked for was too busy and I had a passport. I didn't have much time, so these are mostly pictures from a Thames boatride and Windsor Castle (it is amazing what you can do with landscaping if you have a thousand years to work with your place...)
With frequent flier miles about to expire, Sybil asked me to pick a spot. With help from old friends, I chose Barbados as our May 1996 destination.
Rio is my nomination for the most beautiful natural setting in the world. I got to spend a couple of weeks there on a business trip in December 1991, and have been trying to get back ever since.
I got some extra time off in July 1998 and splurged on a week long visit to St. Martin, French West Indies.
Also see BeachBums Destinations and sign the guestbook there.
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