Category: Personal Blog

Lillooet, BC

We had originally planned a week-long vacation to somewhere else, but the plans fell through and we decided to go to Lillooet instead. It was an unexpected change, but I really enjoyed the time we had up there. There were...

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Xandie’s Birthday

In a superhero-themed party, there was a lot of dancing and playing before the superheros were informed their help was needed. There were some stuffed animals who were stuck on an island and the only way to get to...

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Gabby

I’m house-sitting for a friend’s cat for three weeks, and while I am acting as Gabby’s humble servant, I thought I’d give this diva cat a photoshoot. She’s single and gorgeous. Hobbies include looking out the window, long walks...

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Mt Baker & Mt Shuksan, Washington

I was chatting with a friend about how I hadn’t taken photos for awhile and he suggested I go to Mount Baker. He described it as an almost, Pacific Northwest Lord of the Rings style place, and he said...

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Raccoons

Lately we’ve been hearing some noisy chittering in the back yard, and these are the adorable bandits making a ruckus. We’ve got 3 baby raccoons and their mama (we’re assuming) and they’re using one of our trees as their...

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Grand Circle Tour

The Grand Circle tour brought us on a round-trip drive of about 1500 miles, give or take a bit, and through Nevada, Utah and Arizona. We flew in to Vegas and rented a car and headed out on a week...

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is another beautiful city, steeped in history. We had 3 days in Prague and lived in a hotel that was fairly central. While we were living there, we went to the local grocery stores to buy fruit, chocolate...

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Amalfi Coast, Italy

We took a bus from Naples to the Amalfi Coast. The bus would stop at some of the seaside cities for a time, for people to hop off and have a walk around, look at souvenirs and so on,...

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Istanbul, Turkey – Part 2

The second day’s weather started out much like the first day — overcast and gray. We took the tram to Taksim Square first thing in the morning, to see the Monument of the Republic before too many other tourists arrived....

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Istanbul, Turkey – Part 1

  We sailed into cloudy, hazy Istanbul in the morning, as the call to morning prayers were happening. It was quite something, hearing the broadcasts as our ship slowly sailed past the mosques into port. Istanbul is one of Turkey’s busiest ports,...

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