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Orcas Island getaway

For the Memorial Day holiday we rode the ferry out to Orcas Island to visit the cabin of our friends Justin and Hana. Located on the eastern half of the…

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…

The long trip

While we were booking the first steps of this adventure, it took us some time to come up with a way to get from South America to New Zealand. While you can buy plane tickets that fly direct from Chile to New Zealand, they aren’t cheap.

Some leftover iPhone pictures

As sad as we were to leave Panama, we were ready to move on to Peru. To close out the record of our visit to the southern tip of Central…

A walk to the San Francisco neighborhood

One morning we started a long walk across the shore of the Bay of Panama to visit the ritzy high rise neighborhood of San Francisco. While the buildings are certainly…

A hike around El Valle

On Sunday we took our second trip outside of town and accompanied Kevin from Barefoot Panama on a trip to El Valle de Anton, a small village inside of an extinct…

Punta Culebra and the Panama Canal

On Saturday the 12th we did a day tour through part of the city near the cruise ship terminal where the Smithsonian manages a wildlife reserve. The area was once…