Hiking in Olympic National Park on the Washington Peninsula

  • Taryn with her trademark megawatt smile.

Moline and Denver Family

By |May 25th, 2016|

Because family is not just an important thing.  It's everything!  The Illinois and Colorado clans are growing up fast.

  • The new stadium boasts a panoramic view of the St. Louis waterfront.

Go Cards!

By |May 24th, 2016|

Baseball was front and central in my life growing up in St. Louis, when the Cardinals won the World Series in 1964 and 1967.  We had a great day with my beloved "Aunt" Catherine, a [...]

  • Fashion police:  Who wore the expression best?

St. Louis Games

By |May 22nd, 2016|

Great family day in St. Louis.  First we hit Dave and Busters with all the girls, then arrived at the boys basketball game just in time to see them clinch the season victory!

  • You can tell a good BBQ place by their hickory stack.

Dallas Flight Training and BBQ

By |May 20th, 2016|

Dallas was our "home" for a week for annual flight training at a new company called Flight Safety.   While in town, we sampled some FINE Texas BBQ.

  • Gee, they could have recycled these for Jeb!

George W. Bush Library in Dallas

By |May 19th, 2016|

We make it a point to see many Presidential Libraries, regardless of politics.   Their purpose is clearly to cherry pick, polish and present their administration in the most flattering of lights.  The unprecedented media [...]

  • Sitting center stage on the 50 yard line.  Football Astroturf is super cushy.

Dallas Cowboy Country

By |May 18th, 2016|

How big is this Texas homage to the Cowboys?  The "Palace in Dallas" is the biggest in the NFL.  So tall that you could stand the Statue of Liberty inside and her torch would not [...]

  • ALS causes weakness in the legs.  This special chair is an option to help those with early stage ALS still golf.

ALS Golf Tournament in Vegas

By |May 11th, 2016|

Every 90 minutes, someone in the world is diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.  Most people with ALS live only 2-5 years after diagnosis.  We're proud to be a sponsor of this event, raising [...]

  • A breathtaking journey on the world's largest rotating tram.

We be Trammin’ in Palm Springs

By |April 29th, 2016|

From Palm trees to Pine trees!  Palm Springs was so warm and balmy, we took the tram up to the mountains.  The top is at 8,516 ft. - an easy 10 minute ride where 6,000 ft. [...]

  • 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.