At Mt. Rainier and Olympic Nat'l Parks, donating money to the National Park Foundation

  • Their water hoses pump directly out of Lake Union.

Seattle Baseball and Boats

By |June 28th, 2016|

Seattle was warm and sunny for our weekend with the Mariners and Seattle Harbor Patrol.  SHP is a specialized unit dedicated to the protection of life and property on Seattle waters and 200 miles of city shoreline. [...]

  • Hamming it up for the camera must be genetic.  Sarah and I had a great time!

Seattle Pride!

By |June 27th, 2016|

Seattle pulls out all the stops for the Pride Parade, the annual celebration of the LGBTQ community.

  • Mike on a clever log bridge.

Olympic National Park Rainforest

By |June 27th, 2016|

Olympic National Park on the Washington Peninsula is situated on Washington's western peninsula, and straddles a diversity of ecosystems from Pacific shoreline to temperate rainforests to the alpine slopes of Mount Olympus.    

  • Rialto Beach, on the wild west coast of Washington.  The trail ends here.

Olympic National Park

By |June 24th, 2016|

Olympic National Park, one of our favorite places in the world.

  • A couple of Title Sponsors!


By |June 17th, 2016|

The Washington CLUB Charity Golf Classic is a unique, statewide annual event that focuses on having fun while raising money for charity.  CLUB stands for Contractors, Legislators, Unions and Business – the professionals bring Washington [...]

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Lake Tahoe Water

By |June 7th, 2016|

Tahoe in early June is a gamble for weather, but we really lucked out!  The lake is still 3 feet below average, but a foot higher than last year.

  • Mike showing off his Braniff belt buckle.

Riding Horses at Red Reflet

By |May 27th, 2016|

We stopped off in Wyoming to herd the cows, smell the flowers and chow down some grub.  Job DONE.

  • 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 [...]