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Around the lakes

Kim’s sister Beth and her husband Dave drove down from Lake Stevens with boat in tow and took us out for a trip around Lake Washington and Lake Union. It…

4th of July

For the 4th of July weekend Kim and I joined a group of friends at Lake McMurray for a short camping trip and a fireworks show. The weather held most of…

Ashland Lakes

Continuing on with my efforts to break in the new camera, we recently drove out along the Mountain Loop highway northeast of the city to do the Ashland Lakes trail….

New camera!

Recently I retired my trusty Nikon D70 that I’ve owned for over eleven years and has traveled with me around the globe. As much as I loved that camera, it…

Just before we came home

For our last few days in the UK we toured the Parliament building, saw a play, caught up with some old friends, and generally enjoyed the occasional chaos that is…

London

Our final stop on our long journey was England. We knew when we first started planning that no matter where we went, we would finish at our favorite city in…

Ghent

Our penultimate stop was the Flemish city of Ghent in northwestern Belgium. We stayed here almost a week touring the old city and visiting with old friend Tom Plachecki and…

Regensburg

After leaving Jim and Neva in Munich, Kim and I traveled to the German city of Regensburg for the weekend. It was my third visit to the old Roman settlement, and…

Untersberg

On our last morning in Salzburg I took sister Kelly to the train station for her return trip to Munich and her flight home. Then Jim and I had an early…

Working in the salt mine

For one of our trips outside of Salzburg, we took the train south to Hallein hoping to ride the 2,200-meter-long alpine slide. Unfortunately the weather failed to cooperate and instead…