Vacation

2018 VCU EMSIS International Trip: Saturday

For the past 14 months I’ve been working on a Master’s Degree in Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University and one of the final parts of the program is an international trip to Greece and Cyprus. We left VCU Friday night flying to Germany and then to Athens.

It was a lot of travel without a lot of sleep and it went about as well as it could have.  Once we arrived in Athens we checked into our hotel that is located in an old part of town very close to the historical sites. Several of us went out to explore just after dark and went around many of the historic and tourist sites. There were so many restaurants and we found one quaint street with nothing but small restaurants with outdoor seating and live music in a cozy atmosphere.  We made plans to go back there later in the week.

View from the top of our hotel:

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2018 Myrtle Beach

This weekend was Preston’s Bachelor Party in Myrtle Beach.  We had a great house for 15 of us right on the beach.  We all had fun hanging out on the beach, playing wiffle ball, corn hole, golfing and watching march madness.

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2017 OBX

In June I joined Jess and her family for some time at the beach in Kitty Hawk North Carolina.  We spent time at the beach, eating good food, swimming, golfing and playing tennis.

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2017 February: Dallas

This February I had another chance to visit Jess in Dallas and we got to see and experience more of the city.  This trip included visiting AT&T Stadium, Dallas Musuem of Art, seeing An American in Paris and going 2-stepping at a Cowboy bar.

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2016 Austin

After spending some time in Dallas – Jess and I headed down to Austin to explore the city and surrounding area.  One of the first things we did was visit the Hamilton Pool Preserve.  It was an overcast day, we were there early and it was pretty deserted.

We visited some other parks, walked a portion of the trail around Lady Byrd ‘lake’ and visited an exhibit of Dr. Suess art.  Those are all the things we did between eating awesome food at a variety of places around town.

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2016 Portland Trip

This summer I got to take Jess and join my family in Portland Oregon for 6 days of touring any my sister’s wedding.  We stayed in a boutique hotel in downtown Portland that was walkable to a lot of neat restaurants and parks.

For Day 2 Jess and I spent the whole day on a tour driving around Willamette Valley tasting some fantastic pinot noirs that the region is known for.

The next day we spent some time at the Oregon Brewer’s festival.

The wedding was at a beautiful botanical garden.  We had fun seeing family, reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones from across the country.  We had a lot of fun celebrating with my sister Cheryl and her new husband Dean.

On the last day of touring we visited Multnomah Falls and the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River

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2016 OBX

#kittyhawk #beach

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Following Southern Bay Race Week Jess and I joined her parents in Kitty Hawk for some beach time.  In the two days I got to stay we spent a day at the beach and visited Manteo including a tour of Outer Banks Distillery.

#roanokemarsheslighthouse #roanokeisland #lighthouse

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On the way home I picked up the J/70 left in Hampton and returned it to Deltaville.

#j70 #mbsprinter towing. #sprintervan

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2016 March: Dallas

Tulips at the Dallas Arboretum

Was back in Dallas for another weekend.  Highlights include the Bush Library, Perot Science Museum, Dallas Arboretum & Bishop Arts area.

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2016 Las Vegas

Was recently in Vegas on a family trip.  Got to see more of the sights on both the strip and downtown.

#Sunset at the #stratosphere #lasvegas #lasvegasblvd #lasvegasstrip

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2016 February: Dallas

2016 February Dallas

This weekend I got to visit Dallas and see some of the sights including the Dealey Plaza where JFK was shot, the Dallas History Museum, Katy Trail and Oak Cliff and Bishop Arts areas.

Dealey Plaza

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