Heading to Portlandia

You say you want an Evolution?

May 10th, 2017|

Well, you know - we all want to change the world.   In this case it's a revolutionary new program by Evolution Aircraft in Redmond, OR that allows us to participate in building our own [...]

Golfing in Phoenix and Santa Monica

April 24th, 2017|

Time FORE golf and seeing friends and family, too.  

Hip Hip Ouray!

April 17th, 2017|

We hiked both Mesa Verde and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Parks, as well as the Perimeter Trail in Ouray.  The clothing optional hot springs are just a mental picture, thank you.   [...]

Wandering in Wyoming

April 12th, 2017|

Red Reflet Ranch is one of our favorite places in Wyoming!  They're continually racking up "dude ranch" awards, and we loved being there with Michèle and the boys.  

Supporting Boys & Girls Clubs in Seattle

March 16th, 2017|

Our annual fundraiser was amazing, because we met Steve Pemberton, who climbed out of a foster care system that had forgotten about him, and became a success against all odds.  In 2015, Pemberton was awarded the [...]

Saying Goodbye to Tahoe

March 11th, 2017|

With mixed feelings, we said goodbye to Tahoe.  We, along with Dan and Vicki, Jim Foster and a couple of local guys, spent the last three days there, moving, hauling to the dump, cleaning and [...]

Braving the Amazon

February 27th, 2017|

We were definitely out of our comfort zone, regularly surprised by new sights, sounds and smells.   Our guides were incredibly talented at both listening and mimicking bird and monkey calls.

Getting Native in the Amazon

February 26th, 2017|

We tied up to a different jungle riverbank every night, and had lots of interaction with real Amazonians.   Villages are small, and tightly knit.  They seemed content.  We didn't hear any whiny kids.

Wild Amazon

February 25th, 2017|

Danger abounds in the Amazon, along with exquisite wild and beautiful flora and fauna.  We were in the Upper Amazon, in Peru.  

Cuzco takes our breath away at 11,000 ft.

February 22nd, 2017|

Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro invaded the Incan Empire in 1532, seeking riches. The Incas had already had some contact with Europeans, and many had died of European diseases. The Inca empire was also weakened by a [...]

Studying Inca Architecture in Cuzco, Peru

February 20th, 2017|

Inca architecture used massive stonework, but without the wheel, and without elephants or oxen.   The stones were rough-cut to the approximate shape in the quarries using cobblestones for tools.  The stones were shaped into their final [...]

Lima, Peru

February 16th, 2017|

Exploring Lima was an adventure - we walked for miles checking out the artwork and great food.