On our way to Machu Picchu in Peru, followed by a cruise down the Amazon in the rainforest.

Antarctica – the cold part!

February 2nd, 2017|

As we moved further south, the weather did get chilly!  Of course we took the polar plunge, along with only about 20% of those on board.  Too bad we don't get a medal for that! [...]

Antarctica at Sea

January 31st, 2017|

Whales!  We had almost daily sightings of killer and humpback whales.  Bubble net feeding is a new phenomenon in Antarctica - passed along from a random northern humpback whale, in which a group of whales [...]


January 29th, 2017|

January is the heart of summer in Antarctica.  We still expected severely cold weather and were surprised by mild 35 degree sunny days with little wind.  

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

January 25th, 2017|

Whew!  32 hours total to get here - Cabo to Mexico City to Lima to Buenos Aires to Iguazu.   It was worth it - we spent 3 days in this wet jungle paradise of [...]

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

January 23rd, 2017|

Cabo was fun, but the party scene is a little overwhelming.  We soaked in the warmth, because we'll be missing that when we hit Antarctica.

Todo Santos, Mexico

January 20th, 2017|

Todo Santos is the gem of the Baja.  There are no time shares, no wandering sunglass salesmen, no drinkfests.  This is an art filled, walkable small city with great beaches, incredibly good food and wonderful [...]

La Paz, Mexico

January 15th, 2017|

Swimming with the gentle giants was incredible!  Whale sharks, the largest fish alive, are here in the Bay of La Paz during the winter, to filter feed on tiny plankton and krill.  The trick is [...]

Dancing in the New Year

December 31st, 2016|

2016 was in many ways a rotten year and we were glad to bid it farewell.  We danced our socks off at the Washington Athletic Club party.  Lots of FitBit points!  Here's to a bright [...]

Games night in Seattle

December 30th, 2016|

Games night at Sarah's apartment.  Pizza, cookies, games, competition and a lot of laughs.

Christmas in Seattle

December 24th, 2016|

Great food and fun presents, but the best part is FAMILY!

Partying in Seattle

December 15th, 2016|

Party time in the Pacific Northwest - family and friends who are dear to us gather near to us once more.

Giving Thanks in Moline

November 27th, 2016|

We had quite the posse on board for Thanksgiving.  Chet, Tim and Amy came from California to Vegas.  Then we stopped off in Arizona to pick up Kathy and Rich, then Texas to pick up [...]