Heading to New Mexico for little hiking!

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Protection Island, WA

June 27th, 2018|

We were so lucky to visit Protection Island as a guest of its ONLY resident, Marty Bluewater and his partner, Terry Tilton.  Back in 1971, Marty plunked down $7,000 for a lot on this island.  [...]

Smithsonian African American Museum

June 8th, 2018|

Opened in September 2016, this is the newest Smithsonian museum, one of nineteen.  It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture, telling the American story through [...]

Celebrating 90 in St. Louis

June 7th, 2018|

Our beloved Aunt Catherine Schwarz turned 90 in June, and we surprised her with a big family get together.  The whole restaurant joined in to sing happy birthday!

Stan’s Memorial

May 20th, 2018|

In Tacoma, a big crowd gathered to celebrate the life of Stan Bills, my mother's husband of 44 years.   He was an Air Force bomber pilot during WWII, so we ended the service with formal [...]

the spheres, Doors and the Northwest

May 15th, 2018|

We were lucky enough to score a spot for one of the rare public tours of Amazon's "the spheres" conservatory/workspace in Seattle.  They're a great addition to the city where modern architecture is popping up [...]

Wynwood Walls in Miami

April 22nd, 2018|

Wynwood Walls has brought the world's greatest artists working in the graffiti and street art genre to Miami.  What used to be an abandoned bunch of warehouses in the 2008 recession was brought alive by art.  [...]

Little Havana in Miami

April 20th, 2018|

Little Havana offers a taste of multicultural Miami where Cuban immigrants have heavily influenced the culture - food, music, art  and above all, cigars.

Guy Trip to Big Bend National Park

April 15th, 2018|

Mike tagged along with Walt Yund and his friend Bob Bigler (a bonafide Texan).  Bob showed them some Texas hospitality at his ranch for three days, before the trek to Big Bend National Park. [...]

Texas, y’all

March 31st, 2018|

Austin is on the short list for Amazon's HQ2.  Things in common with Seattle:  tech savvy workforce, clean and green dog-friendly city, health conscious populace, and new high rise offices and condos.  Oh - and [...]

Mob Museum in Vegas

March 24th, 2018|

Butch and Jerri Henry joined us in Vegas to check out the Mob Museum.   Back in the day, Vegas used to be controlled by a handful of "families" - now it's ruled by a handful [...]