Spring has finally arrived at the clubhouses in Illinois and Arizona, and summer is right around the corner. Currently there is flooding in Illinois around the Kempton Clubhouse, though that sturdy building, built in 1895, is on high ground and should remain dry until the rest of Illinois is underwater. It was a cold winter in the desert outside the Arizona estate, with a big snowstorm at the end of March. Maybe the hard freezes will keep the scorpion population down this year… yikes! Flowers are blooming at both clubhouses and bees of all sorts are buzzing amongst the many blossoms. In the Arizona the Cottonwood trees are in full bloom and sometimes it seems like a flurry of snow around us.
In early March I was a speaker at the International UFO Congress held in Phoenix and enjoyed giving a presentation to a packed house and a standing ovation. Much of the material was from my latest book, Ancient Technology in Peru and Bolivia. It’s a 368-page book packed with tons of photos and information and includes a 16-page color section. Plenty of interesting material on megalith building at the places visited by the World Explorers Club group in February. Get your copy today!
Jennifer and I will be in New York City at the end of May at the annual Book Expo convention, then we will be hanging out at the Kempton Clubhouse for the rest of June. I will be in Toronto in late June with UFO researcher Richard Dolan and George Noory, host of Coast to Coast Radio at the Conspiracy Culture Convention in Toronto on Saturday, June 29.
We had a great trip in February to Peru, Bolivia and Easter Island with the various folks who joined us to visit the megalithic cities of Cuzco, Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Puma Punku and Tiwanaku. Seven of our original group of 20 went on to Easter Island/Rapa Nui from Lima for a fast tour of the island’s many mysteries. Contact us about being part of our next trip to Peru!
I spoke at the Earth Keepers 12-12-12 Conference in Little Rock, AR. Over 600 people showed up, including Graham Hancock and his wife, Santha. It was quite an event and there were more crystal skulls and other fine quartz crystal objects there for sale than I think I have ever seen.
We had a great World Explorers trip to Palenque, Mexico last November. We went by canoe up the Usumacinta River to the former Maya capital of Yaxchilan (with Honduras on the opposite bank) and also visited the ruins of Bonampak with their colorful frescos of Mayan coneheads!
We have had plenty of visitors at the Adventures Unlimited bookstore in Cottonwood, Arizona. Keep checking our webpages and drop in at 1020 N. Main Street when you are in the Sedona-Cottonwood-Jerome area. Give them a call at: 928-639-1664. Sorry, they are closed on Sundays. Check out the new website at: www.adventuresunlimitedbooks.com
The Ancient Aliens television show continues to air new shows for Season Five. Some interviews were conducted at the Arizona Clubhouse. You can buy the Ancient Aliens DVD sets from Adventures Unlimited, whose 2013 catalog is now available. We have also added some WEX articles and the first two issues of WEX—now collector’s items—as instant downloads in the magazine article section of WEXmart on our webpages.
Some of the upcoming WEX trips are slated to be to Tibet and Mount Kailash in September plus a yeti expedition in early October. We are also planning to go to Peru and Bolivia in November in conjunction with Megalithomania’s Hugh Newman. Keep checking the webpages, or book a trip there with Adventure Pilgrims Trekking in Kathmandu. You could experience the mysterious temples of Kathmandu and the majestic heights of the high Himal. Govinda, at the WEX Club offices in the tourist-friendly Thamel neighborhood, can help plan every aspect of your visit. Check out the latest adventure travel news and expeditions offered by Adventure Pilgrims Trekking at www.trekinepal.com or give them a call at: 977-975-107-7190. Get our popular WEX Kathmandu T-shirt from the Wexmart pages.
The Frontier Bookshop in Amsterdam continues doing good business in the fashionable Jordaan district. When in The Netherlands, check out the bookshop that is near Anne Frank’s House, located on a canal just north of the Westerkirk. The address is Leliegracht 42, 1015 DH Amsterdam. Tel: (+34) 020-3309151. Visit the website at: www.frontierbookshop.nl.
In Canada Jim Honey (who, with his wife Jill, spent some time at the Illinois Clubhouse last summer) continues to run his Sangrael bookshop-café-curio store in Elora. The address is 137 Metcalf Street, Elora, Ontario. The phone is 519-846-2999. See their new web pages at: www.wexclub.ca.
With real estate prices starting to rise, time is of the essence for the World Explorers Club to establish clubhouses around the country. Is there a WEX clubhouse to be acquired in your town in the near future? Be sure to contact us with any ideas about starting a retail outlet or clubhouse!
Also, send in your classified ad; remember up to 25 words are free for WEX members. We are always looking for stories or news clippings, so send those in, too!