I recently accomplished and completed a quest. Travelling all over Washington and Oregon, the great Northwest, I have finished all of the experiences and obtained all of the location stamps to complete my Mcmenamins passport and become a Cosmic Tripster. I had many great experiences along the way, great road trips and some memorable overnight stays. I also encountered some very interesting people, ate some great food, discovered some new cultures and totally secluded places far from the tourist main destinations. I have also tasted some wonderful brews, wine and assorted beverages, heard some great live music and fed my soul. Now, I am contemplating a new passport and starting the journey all over again!
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When I published “Benedict Benedictus” on the worldwide Amazon Kindle store, not only was it my 19th novel that I have written and published, it was also a mile stone for me. With 19 total novels, not including screenplays and stage plays that I have written, I have published over 3,500 pages and over 680,000 words!
I currently am working on three other new novels that I will be publishing over the next few years. As my readership has grown global, covering all continents and over 60 countries, I am so humbled and overjoyed at the love my readers have shown me. My most recent letters and e-mails from readers expressed how my new book, “Benedict Benedictus” was both “very entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable.” Thanks again everyone for making all my writing worthwhile and rewarding!
I went for a tour of a Grand Lodge, that had once been a Masonic Temple. I have always been interested and fascinated by the Masons, dating back to my love of the Templars and Hospitallers. Medieval history and the Orders of Knights has been a passion of mine since I started writing novels as a teen-ager. This Lodge also had a soaking pool, down, of course, in the dungeon. And it was there I met a ghost.
From the Lodge I proceeded on to tour many vineyards, drew draughts from the many caves and dungeons where the casks (not Amontillado, thankfully!) were stored. I drank much wine, feasted, and rose again as if from the dead to high towers. It was a haunting but memorable adventure!
Words and photos copyright 2013 by Eddie Edwards.
Each year, my family and I take an Autumn drive to take in all the fall color, the foliage, the beauty of the season. In the past, we have taken drives south to California and east along the North Cascades Highway. This year, we are taking little roads from Seattle out to the coast at Cannon Beach, Oregon.
I have been looking forward to this trip especially since it will involve an overnight stay at Gearhart Hotel, a McMenamins hotel, on the coast. We will take walks on the beach and play golf at the lovely course at Gearhart, one of the oldest and most historic courses in America! I look forward to the drive, the color, the food, the drink, the golf and the coast. We are leaving soon!
My Summer Book Signing Series — Session One, is tomorrow at McMenamin’s Gearhart Hotel near Cannon Beach in Oregon, U.S.A.! I will be signing paper copies of my book, “Under the Cover of Darkness,” which features the hotels and pubs of McMenamin’s and the castles of Europe. The signing will be from 3 – 5 p.m.
If you want to buy a copy of the book, click on the link below:
Words and photo/book cover photo copyright 1991 by Eddie Edwards.