Here’s an article I wrote for Odyssey Couleur Travel Magazine about my wife Maribel and I having a couples getaway in sunny Orlando. I thought some of my fans might enjoy seeing a different side of me, as well as reading about some nice, warm weather during this brutally cold January. You can find the article in the winter edition of the magazine, if you’re interested in picking it up.
It’s very seldom that my wife Maribel and I get an opportunity to spend real “quality” time together without family or job expectations. We are both guilty of putting family first and too often our careers over pleasure. Maribel is a Sales Manager with Continental Airlines and I’m a Sports Consultant, which includes but is not limited to owning my own business, Harry Carson Inc. I also do broadcasting with the New York Giants and I am Executive Director of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which works with the NFL to create more diversity in the league in such positions as general managers, head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts, front office personnel and game day officials.
We’ve both visited Orlando many times before, but in each case it was job-related or about making the kids and family members happy. Traveling to Orlando had never really been about us – until now! We were presented with an opportunity to spend several days exploring an area that most people only see as a Mouse Kingdom. Just being able to step away from every- thing for a day was enough for me, but to get away for several days with my wife was all I needed to enjoy myself.