My wife, Teri, and I love the Bavarian town of Leavenworth located in central Washington. In fact we love it so much, we’re considering buying a vacation home there and maybe eventually retiring there. I guess now that I’m 44, retirement is (hopefully) closer than it isn’t. There is ALWAYS something to do in Leavenworth. Whether your tastes lean towrd the active side of hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing or river rafting. Or the more mellow side of shopping, relaxing, dining and drinking, there is something for everyone in Leavenworth, all year long. Founded in 1906, the town was a sleepy logging town, just a blip on highway 2 until in 1962, the project LIFE (Leavenworth Improvement For Everyone) committee decided to turn Leavenworth into a mock Bavarian town. (Source:Wikipedia) What a fabulous idea! Throughout the town, all the facades of the buildings were made to look like Bavaria. Lots of … Read More
Just Call Me “Wog”… With VIDEO!!!
Well today was finally the day! My first solo flight! The day started out rather discouraging. The automated weather at Thun Field (KPLU) is still out, so we’re still going on best information we have available to determine what the weather is doing, which usually means checking the METAR and TAF at McChord Field on JBLM. They were reporting Marginal VFR conditions with the ceiling between 1,800 and 2,000 feet. Pattern altitude at Thun is 1,500 feet, but being a student pilot I need to maintain at least 500 feet of vertical separation from the clouds, which means the clouds need to be at a minimum 2,000 feet. I arrived at the airport at 9:30 for my 10AM flight lesson. I checked the gas and the oil in the plane and began my weight and balance calculations. Since the automated weather was out, AND I REALLY wanted to fly, I … Read More
Big Dreams and Living Low Carb in Sin City
This week I’m at a Real Estate Conference in Las Vegas. I’m with nearly 4,000 individuals at the Mike Ferry SuperStar Retreat. Now if you know anything about real estate trainers, and coaching companies, the name “Ferry” is pretty high up on the list. Not only has Mike been training Real Estate agents for 40 years, his sons, Tom and Matt have also gotten into the real estate agent training game. Another prominent name in this forum is Brian Buffini. Now if you know anything about me, you know I’ve been part of Brian Buffini’s system for over 11 years now. I credit Brian and his “Referrals By Design” system with much of my success in my career really since it began. I’ve been to probably 15 turning point retreats, two masterminds, and had a private coach for the better part of four years with Brian’s company. I believe it’s … Read More