Heck with the news, here are some favourite travel photos of mine.
I couldn't figure out why my email wasn't buzzing the way it normally does during the day, with all those breathless press releases about new airport motels in Cleveland and such. Then I remembered it's Memorial Day weekend down south starting, oh, in a couple hours, and folks probably had taken the day off. My gain!
I don't have a whole lot of news to talk about. Jamaica's situation still seems serious, although I haven't seen any reports of problems outside of central Kingston. The oil spill in the gulf doesn't seem to be immediately threatening Florida's coast, so there isn't a lot of big news I can see.
I did see something on the BBC about how some crazy nudist hikers have been at it again in Switzerland, strolling past seniors' buildings in the all together and offending the local residents. That got me thinking about nasty thorns and poison ivy, but maybe they're really careful where they walk.
Anyway, rather than riff on all that, I thought I might just give it a rest and post five or six of my favourite photos from my travels over the past few years. So, here you go. Back at the regular blog stuff on Monday, I suspect, although that will be a holiday down south, too. Maybe I should stay home and garden....
First up, one of my fave places on earth: Hawaii. This is a view from above Waimea Canyon, looking down at the Na Pali cliffs on the island of Kauai. Paradise.
Okay - this is not what you think. I was at a Pittsburgh Steelers game and this woman was wearing fake (really) plastic breasts over her blouse. Pretty funny. Rumour is Ben Roethlisberger wants her phone number.
I did a trip to Georgia for our golf magazine a couple years back and experience perhaps the best sunset I've ever seen, at Jekyll Island. The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is awesome and the whole area is just remarkably fun and low-key. Great food at the hotel, plus nearby barbeque. It doesn't get much better than that.
Zurich doesn't get a lot of press, but I really like the city. There's great architecture, winding streets, outdoor cafes and a lovely lake that makes for a wonderful spot for couples. Two thumbs up. But it IS rather expensive.
And finally, a place I'd LOVE to be this weekend...Muskoka. Taken at a friend's cottage on Stonewall Island, I just loved the flowers. Thanks, Patti!
I don't know if they were really married or just posing for a photo shoot, but I liked watching this couple have fun on at Hac Sa beach in Macau. I don't much like casinos but Macau is great for walking and eating (Lord Stow's custard/egg tarts are number one), and the Westin Hotel at Hac Sa beach is a lovely resort that's well away from the craziness.