Packing for Scotland and Columbia... in one suitcase


Vancouver, BC

July 20th, 2019|

Vancouver plans to be the Greenest City in the WORLD by 2020!  A whopping 93% of Vancouver's energy already comes from renewable sources. Greenhouse gas emissions are down to 5% below 1990 levels (thanks to [...]

Victoria, BC

July 17th, 2019|

We took the Black Ball Ferry from Port Ludlow, WA to Victoria for a little dose of Canada.

Brooks Falls, Katmai NP, Alaska

July 10th, 2019|

Bears!  We heard there were plenty of bears, but we didn't expect to see over twenty grizzlies on our first day.  Katmai Nat'l Park is one of the premier grizzly viewing areas in the world, [...]

Anchorage, AK

July 5th, 2019|

Anchorage is the gateway to Alaska for most travelers.  An astounding 40% of the population of the state live there.

Seattle Pride Parade

June 30th, 2019|

Seattle ranks #7 out of the 10 most LBGTQ friendly cities in the US.  The Pride Parade has become really mainstream, with major corporations showing their support.  Although the parade is now unwieldy (over 4 [...]

Invisible Mt. Rainier

June 17th, 2019|

Mt. Rainier was doing the National Park dance of the Seven Veils - a little peek here and there. By the time we hiked up Skyline trail, there was NO mountain.

CLUB Golf 2019

June 14th, 2019|

We've been title sponsors of this two day tournament for the last ten years, helping to raise money for Holly Ridge Children's Center, Seattle Children's Hospital and Diabetes Research Institute.  Along the way, we get [...]

Lady GaGa

June 9th, 2019|

This was not your "typical" Lady GaGa concert, if there is such a thing.  She's doing two separate concerts in Vegas - one pop (with thongs, robots and lasers) and one jazz.   This jazz concert [...]

Wedding Bells in Vegas

May 18th, 2019|

Mike's sister Kathy said she'd like to come up for the weekend with her fiancé Rich and her daughter Kristin.  What we didn't know was that they were planning on having their wedding at our [...]

Vegas with Bryan

April 21st, 2019|

From great love comes great loss. Ron Snyder was one of my best friends in college.  Now we're spending time with Bryan Ruerup, Ron's husband, who carries Ron close to his heart wherever he goes. [...]

Old Paris

April 13th, 2019|

The Palais Garnier Opera House made SUCH an impression.  Napoleon III (Napoleon Bonaparte's nephew) having survived an assassination attempt at the "old" opera house, decided to build a new one with a separate and secure [...]