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Hanging out in Las Vegas - Nice weather here in October!


Santa Barbara Anniversary

September 5th, 2020|

We had a pretty chill long weekend in Santa Barbara to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary.  Long walks on the beach, great food - we even reread our wedding vows to each other!

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

August 29th, 2020|

Sequoia National Park highlights include the Mac Daddy of all trees, General Sherman (the largest tree in the world!), Moro Rock climbing, driving through the Tunnel Log and abundant wildlife. The combo of high elevation, [...]

Walking the Oregon Coast

August 17th, 2020|

The Oregon coast is delightful in the summer - light breezes and plenty of sunshine.  We walked for miles every day on the beach.

Hiking in Yellowstone Nat’l Park

August 12th, 2020|

Mike had a backpacking trip with Wildland Trekking through the Belcher River Valley in southwest Yellowstone over five days, and fifty-two miles!  The hikes included incredible thermal pools and waterfalls, and was much less crowded [...]

Tea with Mom in Tacoma

August 6th, 2020|

Mom appreciated the trip away from her independent living community, which has been on virtual lockdown during the COVID pandemic.

Cooling off in Santa Monica, CA

August 1st, 2020|

Santa Monica is a quick flight from Vegas, and a great way to escape the heat.  Mike and nephew Chet had a great time boogie boarding/surfing, and I loved walking the beaches for miles. [...]

Idaho Falls

July 26th, 2020|

We pulled over in a field of jumpy grasshoppers to snap photos of a crop duster with quite the aerial skills. In a few seconds, the pilot dropped spray from maybe 5 ft., then climbed [...]

Bear Country, USA

July 25th, 2020|

This is a drive-through park in Rapid City, South Dakota.  If you can catch it at the right time of day, it's a delight!  

Epic Flight in SD and WY

July 25th, 2020|

While flying from Rapid City, SD to Idaho Falls, ID, we decided to put in the GPS coordinates to fly over Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Devil's Tower.  It's hard to spot these with the [...]

CornFest in Moline, IL

July 23rd, 2020|

Our family has the insider info on sweet corn, since many of them live in the middle of it.  We get calls saying, "it's tasseling!", so we know when to show up.  Sweet corn is [...]

Drinking in the California Scenery

July 19th, 2020|

Driving along 17 Mile Drive in Carmel, CA with jaw dropping views. My favorite stop (besides Pebble Beach!) is Bird Rock. Back in 1930, it was covered with 4 to 5 feet of pelican and [...]

Rafting in OR

July 14th, 2020|

Maupin, OR (population 438) is the gateway to the Deschutes River. Great trip today with #riverdrifters - with rapids named Meat Grinder, Cheese Grater and Diaper Wiper, we can see why they make you sign [...]