Spring has finally come to the Illinois clubhouse. It has been pretty stormy but the days are warming up. We have a new deck and railings at the clubhouse and we are getting ready for a paint job. The Arizona clubhouse traded its Whitewater pinball game for a Star Trek the Next Generation pinball. It's a fun game with plenty of quips from the television series: “Sensors are picking up a distortion in the space-time continuum.”
We closed the Cottonwood bookstore at the end of June and have now sold the building. Renovations are now taking place and we are excited to see what store will take our space. We give a heartfelt thank you to Ranney Moss, who managed the store for over 18 years, and everyone who staffed it over that time. The bookstore in Illinois is open so take a drive and visit. Stop in a play the new pinball machine at the Kempton bookstore: Legends of Valhalla.
My latest book, Andromeda: The Secret Files, is doing well. It covers the bizarre history of German flying saucer research and the mothership called Andromeda. Order a copy today! The new Season 15 of Ancient Aliens is now airing on the History Channel. Check your local listings.
Our next trip will be a tour of the American Southwest from September 11 to 22. This will be a trip that begins in Phoenix and then proceeds to Casa Grande, Sedona, Montezuma’s Castle, Tuzigoot, the Meteor Crater, Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, the Hopi Mesas, the Grand Canyon and more. Check it out on our Events page.
We are rescheduling our March-April trip to Guatemala. We now hope to do this trip from November 4 to 17, 2022. It will be to the fabulous Mayan city of Copan in Honduras and the Olmec areas of the highlands of Guatemala—an area hardly known to archeologists or tourists. We fly to Guatemala City and then our private bus takes us across southern Guatemala to the border town of Copan in Honduras, site of the Mayan ruins known for spectacularly-preserved artwork. We later go into the largely unexplored Olmec highlands of the Pacific Coast of Guatemala. Our private bus will take us through the lush hills and forests of the highlands to the ancient capital of the Quiché Mayans, Santa Cruz del Quiché. It will be an exciting time in these magical countries.
We are also planning a trip to Athens and then to the Peloponnese and Delphi to look at the many megalithic sites in Greece and Turkey in February. Give us a call or send an email if you are interested in this trip. Check out all the details at: https://wexclub.com/events
Adventures Unlimited and the World Explorers Club now have several YouTube channels. The channels have lots of fascinating documentaries, lectures, Indiana Jones-type movies, and other videos, and it is free to become a subscriber. Most of our movies and trailers are now at the Retro Drive-In website with its movie posters, free movies, rare action serials and more. We are adding movies and trailers all the time, so it’s a good way to while away a few hours if you are locked in your house or on a slow boat to China. You can access all of this using our Retro Drive-In website at www.retrodrive-in.com
For all you cryptozoologists and bigfoot fans, we also have a bigfoot-apeman movie site: www.bigfootmovies.net This site has heaps of bigfoot and apeman-gorilla movies to watch for free, plus bigfoot news and other fun stuff.