Heading to Mexico - La Paz, Todo Santos and Cabo!

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 [...]

Pinnacles National Park, CA

November 11th, 2016|

America's newest National Park, Pinnacles was designated by President Obama in 2013.  They say Pinnacles is most beautiful from March to May when the flowers are blooming, but we found the fall hiking delightful at [...]

Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

November 4th, 2016|

Capitol Reef is in south-central Utah's red rock country, and was a "new" National Park for us.  Scenic highway 12 is rated the #2 most beautiful highway in the world (behind Milford, New Zealand), curving 124 [...]

Halloween in Vegas

October 31st, 2016|

Mike's sister Mary Ann and her husband Dan haunted Vegas with us, spooking around for dinner and some people watching.

Camping in the Maze, Canyonlands

October 19th, 2016|

Canyonlands National Park has a section called the "Maze" which is known to be rugged and remote.  Visitors must be prepared for self-sufficiency and isolation.   That's why we turned back after one night, as [...]

Choir of the West Reunion in Tacoma

October 16th, 2016|

Time to SING at my old alma mater, Pacific Lutheran University.  The Choir of the West hosted a reunion for their 90th anniversary.  The oldest choir member had graduated in 1953!  As we sang, "So [...]

Yosemite National Park

September 25th, 2016|

The National Parks Foundation invited us to Yosemite for a 3 day hiking event, and we were the first to RSVP!  What a great event to meet and greet others who love the National Parks [...]

I’ll take Manhattan, New York

September 14th, 2016|

Our stop in New York was made incredibly special by our friends who are lucky enough to live there.  What an incredibly energetic, diverse, exciting city.