This is where I grew up and lived until I was 23 years old, and it is also where I will retire.
I've called Texas home since 1981 and we've had this place in Conroe since 1999.
I started my career with ExxonMobil working in the Khorat Plateau of North-Central Thailand and never tire of returning to the "Land of Smiles".
After living in the Middle East for 4 years and then Indonesia, we decided to take a cold weather trip to Lake Como, Italy - it was marvelous. We stayed at the Villa Bellini on the property of Villa Passalacqua, a "5 star property that runs from high up in the village of Moltrasio all the way down to the lake's shore. Over the centuries, the Villa Passalacqua has played host to numerous musicians, artists, writers and statesmen including Napoleon Buonaparte, Vincenzo Bellini and Winston Churchill." http://thevillapassalacqua.com
I made a "business" trip to the Great Barrier Reef to study the reef around Heron Island as an analogue to our Banyu Urip oilfield in Central Java - SWEET!
The Losari Coffee Plantation and Resort is one of the most beautiful places on this earth and is one of my all-time favorite vacation spots.
Bali is the exotic island everyone has heard about - and that we have had the privilege and pleasure to visit
We visited Austria in 2008 to visit my son Patrick who was spending a semester with Franciscan University in Gaming.
I've been to Hong Kong many times - beginning in 1983 when we started drilling in the South China Sea. It remains to this day as one of my favorite cities in the world.
We visited the Orchid Garden at the Botanical Gardens in Singapore in December of 2008. Definitely one of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen.