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The Liechtenstein Musuem

May 23, 2010 – Vienna, Austria On our second day in Vienna, we visit the beautiful Liechtenstein Musuem.  There we find baroque and early renaissance masterpieces that are part of the royal family’s collection of art treasures.  One of the original royal carriages is on…


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Day One in Vienna

May 22, 2010 – Vienna, Austria Our first day in Vienna Austria takes us to a performance of the famous Spanish Riding School in the Hofburg Palace, a tour through the Imperial apartments including the luxurious china ware, and finally we visit the Kunst Historical…


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Flying to Vienna

May 21, 2010 – Seattle, Austria We have started our journey to Austria and we need to take several planes to get there.  In this video, we chronicle our perilous journey to Vienna, Austria to start our very first visit of this beautiful country. Video…


2010 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival Leave a comment Read more »

2010 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

For the fourth year in a row, we spent this Easter Sunday visiting the beautiful fields in full bloom up in Mount Vernon, Washington. The crowds were light and the tulips were resplendent.  The kites were flying high at Tulip Town due to the strong…


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Revisiting Kubota Garden

Today was a glorius sunny spring-like day and my wife and I and her parents all got in the car and we drove to one of our favorite local gardens – the Kubota Garden.  We have visited this garden for the past two years.  And…


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Leavenworth Snow Train

To celebrate the holidays, my wife and I decided to take the Leavenworth Snow Train for the first time this year. This Amtrak luxury express train travels from Seattle to Everett (where we caught it) and on to it’s final destination in the quaint alpine…


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Remembering Portland

My visit home to Portland was full of emotions for me. On the one hand, I enjoyed seeing where I grew up, on the other hand I felt disconnected from my home. I suppose that always happens when you are away for so long. I…


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China Through My Lens

My first visit to China surpassed all of my expectations. I expected a China that most westerners have been taught to think of when they think of China – namely a poorly developed socialist country where people work for the common good and they all…


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California Vacation 2008

In the Summer of 2008, my wife and I joined her sister and her family on a vacation to southern California, which included a vist to Disneyland, Seaworld, and the San Diego Zoo.  We flew from Seatac to Los Angeles, then rented two cars, and…


The Romance of San Juan Island Leave a comment Read more »

The Romance of San Juan Island

This collection of photos is from a series I took on a romantic weekend getaway with my wife to San Juan Island in October 2007.  It was our first time on the island.  The weather, even this late in the season, was wonderful.  Lots of sunshine, a little…


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