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France 2015 – Toulouse

We end our journey across France at Toulouse, home of Airbus and known as the pink city because of all the pinkish colored stone used to construct the famous buildings in the city. We visit the beautiful city capitol building with it’s stately neoclassical design…


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France 2015 – Marseille

We finally get to our next destination, Marseille. We go on a walking tour of downtown starting with the Old Port which has been an important port in the area since 600 BC when the Greeks used it. We walk up the famous Canebiere Street…


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France 2015 – Gorges du Verdon

When we left Nice for Marseille, we decided to drive through the beautiful 25 kilometer long Gorges du Verdon – a five hour drive! The 25 kilometer long Gorges du Verdon is one of Europe’s most beautiful river canyons. It was carved out of the…


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France 2015 – Nice

After Paris, we flew to Nice where we spent 4 days exploring the beautiful French Riviera. In Nice we walked along the Promenade Des Englais, a car and pedestrian through-way along the beaches of Nice, with hotels on one side and the Mediterranean on the…


Kubota Garden 2015 Leave a comment Read more »

Kubota Garden 2015

Tucked away in South Seattle is Kubota Garden, a wonderful 20 acre garden that blends Japanese themes with native Northwest plants. The city of Seattle acquired the property, which is an historic landmark, in 1987 from the estate of master landscaper Fujitaro Kubota. Kubota was…


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France 2015 – Paris

We spend 10 days in Paris and ride the subways out to Disneyland in Chessy, take a train to Vernon and a bus to Giverny to see Monet’s Gardens.


Skagit Valley Tulips 2015 Leave a comment Read more »

Skagit Valley Tulips 2015

We visit the tulip fields once again this year, however a little earlier than previous years. Thanks to warmer than usual weather, these wonderful flowers are now in full bloom. Every spring hundreds of thousands of people come to enjoy the celebration of spring as…


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Alki Beach 2015

We spend some time together in the warm sun and the brisk wind at Alki Beach on this Spring-like day in February. Video from our visit:


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8th Anniversary of our First Date

October 5, 2014 It’s been eight happy years since I met my lovely wife for the first time in Burien. Our first date was at Seahurst park on the shores of Puget Sound. That first date was one of the most magical times I ever…


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Whirlpool Aero Car

We soar across the Great Gorge above the raging Niagara River in the Whirlpool Aero Car. The Aero Car was designed by Spanish engineer Leonardo Torres Quevedo and has been operating since 1916. The car is suspended from six cables and travels about 3600 feet…


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