2013 was all about travel inside the US, and I visited several National Parks. This year I'll be heading for Hawaii for the first time, and hopefully Esalen at some point too, and then a trip to Mexico with my family. Thailand's pretty high on my list for next year, but I also might head back down to South America. Argentina's one of the best places I've ever been to, miss the mate' gourd and the people, and some parts of AR are spectuacularly beautiful :-)
I'm a bit of a minimalist and would rather have a few nice things than lots of average or crappy things. My present car is a notable exception, as I am undergoing an experiment to see how far I get before the wheels fall off. The experiment has been going in earnest for a couple years now, and I'm fascinated with it's resilience especially since it's a Chevy. The Japanese engine and transmission seem to be holding it together though, as most of the trim and paint is a pretty lost cause. (UPDATE): Recently got word that fixing the leak in the AC will cost more than the car is worth, so this may prematurely conclude the experiment. My passengers don't don't see the value of the experiment as much as I do, and don't appreciate the experience of riding around in a mobile sauna (despite their noted health benefits).
Not much of a TV guy, prefer reading more. Netflix movies and the theater are fun though.
I collect quotes... One of my current favorites is "Make sure your autobiography is the thickest book on the shelf". I'm looking forward to adding a few chapters soon, perhaps with you??? ;-P