We had long given considerations to making a trip to Antarctica, but as we are not great seafarers, we felt crossing of The Drake Passage might not be a wise choice for us.
The Drake Passage: the body of water extending from Cape Horn to the Antarctic Peninsula. Satellite weather surveillance images consistently depict cyclonic lows of hurricane strength travel through the Drake Passage on the average of once every three weeks.under best condition, you can expect rolling seas of twelve
Updated 11-09-2013 at 12:13 PM by omegaet
For years, I have received a Christmas card from a friend dating back to my university days.not a close friend in the sense I see him frequently, but someone with whom I have maintained contact over the years.
While a student at university, I received an invitation to my friends family home one Thanksgiving, since my Mother and Father were out of the country on a business trip.
Having no inclinations to endure a round trip trans Atlantic
Having some business to do just outside Nashville, we decided to spend the weekend....but not downtown.
We prefer the West End, so the Loews Vanderbilt was our choice for three nights (no weekend conventions, so we got upgraded to a lovely two room suite on the eleventh floor....that's living in sytle
on the top floor).
The Concierge Lounge is a great place to have a light breakfast (eggs benedict one morning) and a cup or two of freshly brewed
Recently during a business trip to Santa Monica, I reading an article in Los Angeles Magazine [/i]entitled WEEKEND GETAWAYS 2008, which focused on a list of ideas for weekend escapes..one in particular caught my eye:
SUGGESTION[/b]# 11 Eating Apple Pie in Julian
Settled in 1869 by a former slave who struck gold, with a Main Street thats precious without being mushy, the mountain hamlet of Julian (about an hour northeast of San Diego) resists the clichs of a tourist town. Skip the omnipresent
CRITICAL POINTS:THE KEATING HOTEL
IS NOT for everyone!
IS PERECT for those who know what they want!
This was a BLEISURE add-on event,
three unbelievable evenings at The Keatingthanks to a great LL auction.
Several on-line reviews (a couple came up on tripadvisor.com), created a cautious approachafter all when seasoned travelers complain about no shower doors & water on the floor, not enjoying quiet evenings,
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