Currently catching our breath in Vegas


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 [...]

France and Art

April 11th, 2019|

If the first religion of Paris is food, the second must be art.  Musée D'Orsay and the Van Gogh Atelier des Lumières immersive light and music experience were food for the soul.

French Food!!

April 10th, 2019|

Seriously, that's how the French take their food.  In order to have the full French experience, we had lunch at Guy Savoy.  Year after year, Guy Savoy is bestowed with THREE Michelin stars, making it [...]

The Louvre Museum

April 9th, 2019|

The Louvre is the largest museum in the world - so big that it's impossible to see all the museum has to offer in one visit. How long would it actually take? Well, if you [...]


April 8th, 2019|

Paris in the spring was a delight - cool, dry weather and plenty of flowers.  Paris at its best!  

Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

April 4th, 2019|

On the eastern coast of Egypt and the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula lies the resort town of Sharm El Sheikh.  We were early for SCUBA season, so the water was pretty cold (double [...]