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Snowshoeing again

Another birthday, another snowshoeing trip. The day before my 50th birthday party, Jim and I drove west to Snoqualmie Pass and rented some gear to do a short snowshoeing outing.

Santa Barbara

For my 50th birthday weekend Kim and I flew south to Santa Barbara. It was a cool and rainy weekend, but we found plenty of things to see and do…

San Luis Obispo

I know it took me way too long to post this, but last September we went and saw nephew Jared in California. During a long Labor Day weekend we paid…

Oregon coast

Best friend Jim flew up to Portland from Arizona for his 50th birthday trip and I drove down and met him there. The next day we headed west to see…

Snowshoeing near Leavenworth

For my birthday this year Kim and I spent a three-day weekend in the mountain town of Leavenworth. A two-hour drive away, the small town is a popular destination year round…

Maui by sea

We didn’t spend all our vacation time on land. We also ventured out onto beaches and on a cruise.

Maui by land

We finally made it out to the 50th state. Kim had actually visited once before when she was 11, but this was my first trip to the Islands of Aloha….

Crystal mountain

Kim’s mother came up to Seattle in August for her annual visit. She loves our nearby mountains, so for this year’s trip we decided to visit the Crystal Mountain ski…

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 Hanna. 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…