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Switzerland 2016 - Zurich Leave a comment Read more »

Switzerland 2016 – Zurich

Located on the shores of Lake Zurich, Chinagarten Zurich is a beautiful garden that was a gift from Zurich’s partner town of Kunming, China and is dedicated to the three friends of Winter. The three friends of Winter symbolize the pine tree, the bamboo, and…


Lakewold Gardens 2016 Leave a comment Read more »

Lakewold Gardens 2016

We visit Lakewold Gardens, a beautiful 10 acre estate garden in Lakewood Washington. It was started by Eulalie Wagner in 1938. The name is a middle English word meaning “lake-woods” and that’s the setting for this remarkable garden. Photos from our visit: Video from our…


Moment in Paradise Leave a comment Read more »

Moment in Paradise

I was lucky enough to win a spot in an all-expenses paid vacation to the beautiful country of Mauritius, courtesy of my employer. My wife and I journeyed to this tropical paradise and discovered some of the wonderful places that abound on this island off…


United Northwest Model Train Show 2016 Leave a comment Read more »

United Northwest Model Train Show 2016

We visit the 24th annual United Northwest Model Railroad show at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. This year had the show spanning across three buildings and an outdoor demonstration area. There were lots of great layouts operating in all the most popular scales…


France 2015 - Giverny - Monet's Gardens Leave a comment Read more »

France 2015 – Giverny – Monet’s Gardens

We start our journey to Monet’s Gardens in Giverny much like Monet did back in the 1800s, at Gare Saint Lazare, the second busiest rail station in Paris. Giverny in northern France about 80 km from Paris and situated on the right bank of the…


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France 2015 – Paris – Eiffel Tower

This is Paris! The iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris is one of the most recognizable structures in the world and is the symbol of Paris. At 324 meters tall, this iron lattice tower was named after the French engineering firm who designed and built it…


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France 2015 – Paris – Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe is one of the most familiar symbols of Paris and the French nation. It links old and new Paris together at the focus of the intersection of 11 major avenues in Paris. It stands on the highest point of a line running…


Garden d'Lights 2015 Leave a comment Read more »

Garden d’Lights 2015

Atop the beautiful Wilburton Hill overlooking the city center of Bellevue Washington is the Bellevue Botanical Garden. During the holidays, the garden is transformed into a wonderland of lights depicting elements from the garden as well as from the sea. This year we visited the…


Viva Las Vegas 2015 Leave a comment Read more »

Viva Las Vegas 2015

We visit the land of glitz and spend a whole week adventuring up and down the strip. We take in a few spectacular shows and admire all the pomp of the gigantic luxury hotels. Later we hop on the Deuce and ride all the way…


Gothenburg Sweden 2015 Leave a comment Read more »

Gothenburg Sweden 2015

We visit Gothenburg, Sweden for the first time where we walk around the city, visit the Volvo Museum, and experience Liseberg on it’s opening Winter day. Some of these photos were taken for us by our good friend and excellent guide around Gothenburg, Kim Ahlberg.


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