Well although it might not feel like it in Texas, but yes Summer is finally coming to an end. It has been an incredible summer for myself and I actually wrote this blog to hear from you, what was your favorite memory of the summer of 2011?
It’s always great to see what everyone writes for some people it’s traveling outside or inside the US. For others it’s a special weekend with family where everyone got together last minute and had a great time. Maybe you just stayed at home and enjoyed relaxing at the pool on weekends! Who knows? I remember when I was young, I would be counting the days until school ended and summer break started. I had family in Odessa, TX & Stephenville, TX which if you’ve been anywhere in West Texas in the summer it’s pretty much the one place in the world you DO NOT want to visit. But it wasn’t Del Rio, so in my mind I was getting away from home. But now looking back on it, it wasn’t necessarily the fact that I was traveling to Odessa or Stephenville which got me excited but who I was going to be hanging out with during that time, my cousins! It was just so much fun to hang out and do fun stuff with my cousins, whether it was hanging out and laughing or just goofing off those memories will stay with me forever! So with that being said, I don’t think that it really matters where you go to during summers or down time, however what does matter is who you’re with.
I’ve been blessed this summer to hang out with great friends in the US, outside of the US and also just here at home! For me one of the tope highlights of my summer was taking my girlfriend Melinda on her first DreamTrip with WorldVentures! And you might be saying her first Dreamtrip, I always see you traveling here and there together, and yes we do travel a lot but several of those times its for work. It could be a training seminar that we’re doing in Vegas or New York, Palm Springs, Orlando which are also beautiful destination spots. And we do manage to take time out and have fun during those trips, it’s still work. But this summer I was able to take her to Jamaica, which was amazing! We checked in and got to our suite and we were directly in front of the ocean on the 2nd floor, literally every morning we’d wake up and see the sun rise and the sun set right off of our balcony and for me, just seeing her HUGE smile everyday and tell me she never wanted to leave there, well that was at the top of my magical moment during the summer!
Then another highlight that was pretty cool was visiting Athens for the first time, being able to see all of the historical places like the Colosseum and Parthenon was really cool! Here’s a video that my buddy Dave Ulloa made of the trip to Greece at a club there called Villa Mercedes, which is the hottest club and most poplular club in all of Greece! The night before we were able to check out David Guetta which was DJ’ing there and it was again a first and something that I’ll never forget!
In mid-May we went out to LA for a week for a convention where several public speakers, authors and networkers meet called SANG. It was cool because we stayed right down in the middle of Hollywood, we were literally about 2 minutes from the Roosevelt Hotel, so each night we would head out to all of the LA hotspots that were there, but we closed off that trip with a weekend cruise down to Ensenada Mexico, which was also a cool little treat. We were taken around Venice Beach by my good friend Mike Putman and hit several hotspots and just amazing places right in front of the beach. It was so much fun! Another highlight for me this summer was going down to Del Rio and hanging out with some of my family that I had not seen since I was about 10 years old!
So in closing, I’d like to know what some of your favorite memories were of the summer! Maybe you did something I didn’t do but I want to do! Share your favorite memory but like a good friend once had told me is that life is all about creating memories. Memories with those people that are close to you, those people that share your same wants and that help you want more out of life!