A Stop in Death Valley

Posted by on Feb 10, 2019 in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” Anonymous “So, you brought this wet weather.” Outside, rain was falling on the driest and hottest National Park in the United States. When we told the ranger at the visitor’s center we were from Seattle, she blamed us.  Yeah, we’re used to it. When I was […]

The Charm of Small Town America

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Travel Tips, United States | 6 Comments

Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere; and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself. Unknown During our Journey Across America we visited major cities including Miami, Boston, New Orleans, and Chicago. Metropolitan areas have a lot to offer. But small towns have their own charm. One was Las Vegas. You’re […]

Happy Trails, Charlie Brown

“That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”  Linus in A Charlie Brown Christmas Shortly after I learned to read I started getting up early every Sunday to read the funnies, poring over each strip from Prince Valiant to Peanuts. One of my favorites has always been the latter which explores themes from the silly […]

The Northwest Rival of Route 66

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Travel Update, United States | 5 Comments

“Ocian in view! O! the Joy” William Clark, Nov 7, 1805  If the Pacific Northwest has its own version of Route 66, it’s Highway 101 along the coast of Washington and Oregon. We’ve driven to southern Oregon and California many times, but it’s always been down the speedy and semi-sterile I-5 corridor. On Sunday, we […]