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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…


Remembering Portland Leave a comment Read more »

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…


Switzerland For the First Time Leave a comment Read more »

Switzerland For the First Time

Our big adventure for 2007 was our trip to Switzerland.  We spent months planning our trip using a combination of Rick Steve’s Switzerland 2007 guide book, Google Earth, and websites.  Finally in June of 2007, we boarded our plane at Seatac and started our journey. …


Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2007 Leave a comment Read more »

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2007

One of our first big trips of the year was our trip to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April 2007. It was our first time visiting Mount Vernon and seeing the beautiful fields of tulips. We visited Rosengaard and Tulip Town. We had a…


Spirit of Washington Dinner Train Leave a comment Read more »

Spirit of Washington Dinner Train

Shortly after we were engaged, and a week or so after our exciting day trip to Victoria B.C., my wife and I boarded the Spirit of Washington Dinner train on a sunny Autumn morning in October 2006 to take a romantic journey from Renton to…


Our First Visit to Victoria B.C. Leave a comment Read more »

Our First Visit to Victoria B.C.

In October 2006, shortly after we were engaged, my wife and I took a romantic weekend holiday in Victoria BC. It was the first time either of us had ever visited Victoria. We have many happy memories from our visit. We got up early one…


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