How fortunate can one be? I have gotten to experience the wonder of so many foreign countries, the other worlds of Russia, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, India, Africa, Brazil, Venezuela, South Africa, China, Japan, Egypt. I financed these trips by my real estate commissions, selling maybe one farm per year.

My favorite trips were a horseback riding trip with my son Skyler in Africa where we were chased on our horses by some mother elephants who were protecting their young ones. Also another horse back riding trip in India with my daughter Holly where we stayed alternately in desert camps and in Maharaja’s elegant palaces. The train trip in South Africa was also a revelation going from Johannesburg to Capetown on an economy train with 100 other people and I was the only American.