On a cattle drive in Ten Sleep, Wyoming

  • The Duke, John Wayne, made 5 movies here.  The American Film Institute voted "The Searchers" the "Greatest Western of All Time".

Monument Valley UT

By |April 28th, 2016|

Monument Valley is a small part of the 16 million acres over 5 states that represent Navajo tribal land.  John Wayne and John Ford returned frequently to this popular spot for filming western movies.   [...]

  • Amazingly deep

Antelope Canyon

By |April 27th, 2016|

Antelope Canyon is a series of slot canyons, carved mainly by flash floods, just outside of Page, Arizona.  From the outside, you'd never know the canyons are there.  Inside is a maze of curving walls with [...]

  • Good thing Bob brought the humongous lens.

Grand Canyon

By |April 24th, 2016|

The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long - there is literally no way to see the whole thing at one time.  We hiked along the South Rim for some stunning vistas.

  • We squeezed in, but those natives must have been shorter than us.

Sedona and Flagstaff AZ

By |April 23rd, 2016|

Saw some new trails and Native American caves in Sedona and Flagstaff this time around.  Our friends from Paris - Michèle and her sons Bill and Bob were along for some Southwest sojourning.

  • Her little ankle is only as big as Megan's thumb!

Seattle’s BIG and small news

By |April 18th, 2016|

We welcomed our new family member Natalie, our little fighter, who is amazingly breathing on her own!   Seattle will breathe a sigh of relief when the tunnel boring is done and the old crumbling [...]

  • You could say we're "beachwood aged", right?

Port Angeles WA

By |April 17th, 2016|

Port Angeles is a coastal city off Washington state's peninsula, where the cold Pacific ocean crashes into the shore.  It has fresh salty air with just enough humidity, and is located in a rain shadow, where [...]

  • The barefoot locals had a good laugh over gringoes who got their fancy shoes stuck in the mud.

Panama Guy Trip

By |April 10th, 2016|

Panama was the destination for the latest guy trip - sailing to remote islands off the Caribbean coast.  Let's just say it wasn't Mike's favorite trip.  He tried sleeping on the top deck for extra [...]

  • Sarah and I hadn't been up to the tulip fields for years - I forgot how pretty it is.

Skagit Valley Tulips

By |April 4th, 2016|

About an hour north of Seattle, the Skagit Valley has similar latitude, soil and marine air to Holland. Tulip growers farm acres of tulips every year for bulbs that are shipped around the world. [...]

  • The bluest skies you've ever seen are in Seattle.  Happy Spring!

Spring in Seattle

By |April 3rd, 2016|

Unseasonably warm, sunny weather has brought flowers out of hiding.

  • A red wolf stares down our spectators.

Woodland Park Zoo Seattle

By |April 2nd, 2016|

A window into the wild! Woodland Park Zoo is big on conservation and education, but in an extremely entertaining way. Especially for my nephews, who had a blast.

  • The elevation changes at Wolf are unbelievable.  This is from the tee box - you're aiming somewhere right of those gaping sand traps.

Mesquite Golf and Valley of Fire

By |March 25th, 2016|

Just north of Las Vegas lies Mesquite, a golfing paradise, as well as the Valley of Fire State Park.  The crown jewel of golf in Mesquite is the Wolf Course, which is a roller coaster [...]

  • Score!  Tickets for Mariners Spring Training game against the Diamondbacks.

Seattle Mariners Spring Training

By |March 17th, 2016|

Hard to beat Phoenix for entertainment in the spring.  Baseball and golf are the perfect combination to get our attention!