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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…

France 2015 - Paris Leave a comment Read more »

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…

Alki Beach 2015 Leave a comment Read more »

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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Waldorf Astoria

The world famous art deco style luxury hotel Waldorf Astoria sits on Park Avenue just north of Grand Central Terminal and has played host to some of the world’s most famous visitors and dignitaries, including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, and Douglas MacArthur. It opened…

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United Nations Headquarters

We visit the headquarters of the United Nations along the East River. The land under the UN building is considered international territory and not part of the US. The 18 acre site belongs to all 193 UN member countries from around the world. This complex…

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Times Square

Times Square is a major commercial intersection in midtown Manhattan. It’s at the junction of Broadway and 7th avenue and stretches from West 42nd street to West 47th. Brightly adorned with billboards and lighted advertising of all kinds, Times Square is the known as the…

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Statue of Liberty

The original name of this copper icon of the United States was “The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World”. It was a gift from France, created by French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, and was dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was designated a National Monument in…

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