Travel

3 Miles of Shoreline

It was a cool, cloudy, misty day today, and I spent a few hours walking along miles of shoreline, just enjoying the waves and the weather. The following are my favorites from the photos I took during the walk. Cool…

Ahhh, Vacation

It’s the first day of my vacation, and I spent the day driving down and checking into my “villa” which is really a cottage. A very, very tiny cottage. It has a tiny little kitchen, and a tiny  little living…

This is my version of packing “light”

In my defense, it’s a 10+ day road trip, for both work and vacation (which includes large quantities of sand) with no access to laundry. So I have: 1 Large suitcase (thank you LL Bean) with enough clothes, shoes, and…

New York City, Day 1

As usual, I am way behind on posting pictures from my trip to the east coast in June. I spent the last 3.5 days of the trip in New York City, specifically in Manhattan. What a fun, busy, crazy city.…

Washinton, DC Trip

After a lot more time than expected, I’m finally getting the photos from my vacation posted online. Here’s the first round, from the day I spent wandering around some of Washington, DC. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t that great, so I…

Historic Fort Vancouver

On the way back from Portland, I stopped at Fort Vancouver – which is really not so much a Fort as a restored trading post. It’s been restored to nearly the state it was in the late 1800’s when fur…

A trip to the Oregon Zoo (lots of pictures)

On a whim, I headed to Portland over the weekend to visit my sister, and we went to the Oregon Zoo and the Portland Japanese Garden while I was there. The weather was perfect, the zoo was insanely crowded, and…

Seattle Harbor Cruise (Lots of Pictures)

My sister was in town for my birthday last week, and we spent some time wandering around downtown Seattle, and on Friday we decided to take the 1 hour Harbor Cruise around Elliot Bay. The weather was perfect, the tour…

The Old Thorp Mill

At the end of my vacation, I had a chance to get into the historic Thorp Grist Mill with my camera and take some pictures. Most of the equipment from the 1800s is still in the mill, obviously not working…