General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Easter Vegas vacation, day 4

Our final day in Vegas was subdued. Our flight left late afternoon, so there really wasn’t a lot of time to do big adventures. I started out the morning with a 4 mile run along the wash, however this time I took a different fork and ran along the south side instead of the north. […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Easter Vegas vacation, day 3

Our third day in Vegas was a bit quieter. Our large family group headed out to Lake Mead for a brunch cruise on a paddleboat. This tour brings you around Lake Mead, and over to the backside of Hoover Dam. In the past when we’ve taken this tour there has been a presentation about the […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Easter Vegas vacation, day 2

On Saturday we decided to take my youngest son, and my wife’s nephew, on a few fun adventures. First though, the wife and I started the day with a run along the Las Vegas wash. This is the canal that brings all the rainwater from the city out to Lake Las Vegas, which eventually feeds […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Easter Vegas Vacation, day 1

This past weekend we had the opportunity to spend time with family in Las Vegas to celebrate Easter with a big family gathering. We started our trip early on Friday, with a morning flight that got us to Vegas nice and early so that we could have the majority of the day to hang out […]

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Some holiday travel

In anticipation of some of the blog posts coming up later this week, today’s is a simple photo of the place I’m visiting. I’ll leave this here without comment or explanation in a silly attempt to make people guess where I’m at, and be interested in hearing more later this week. 😉

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Packing craziness

This weekend is a car camping trip with the wife (Editor’s note: We came back early, but that’s tomorrow’s blog). It’s the first time we’ve done something like this, so there’s always tons of gear that we realize we need to get or replace. In fact our Thursday evening this past week ended up being a […]

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Hurricane Ridge

In yet another photo post from my trip, today I present Hurricane Ridge. This was at the top of the 5000 foot drive up a mountainside on a curvy road. The views were amazing, and it was well worth the drive. I wish it had been overcast more, as the direct overhead sunlight was really […]

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St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA

One of the things that I love photographing is beautiful architecture. While I was on my Seattle trip I decided that I would like to make a habit of photographing any cathedrals in towns I’m staying in. I think this would be a really fun way to create memories of places I visit, and allow […]

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Seattle Trip 2016: Parting thoughts

When my wife and I talked about a trip to Seattle to celebrate her graduating, and serve as a belated honeymoon, we had very little idea what it would be like. She had visited there one other time, many years ago, but remembered very little of the city. I suggested the idea of taking the […]

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Seattle Trip 2016: Day 9

Our final day in Seattle was the day we said goodbye. We awoke early in Port Angeles and packed up the car for the long drive to the airport. Originally we had planned to take the Bainbridge Island Ferry across to Seattle, but upon further research it appeared that it gets quite busy on weekday […]

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Seattle Trip 2016: Day 7

Saturday was our final morning at the ocean, and so I awoke early to head out for one final walk along the beach. The night before had been a high tide (as well as a beautiful sunset), and so it was really cool to see all of the sand completely smoothed out again. By contrast, […]

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Seattle Trip 2016: Day 6

TIL: The Twilight Saga is set in Forks, La Push and Port Angeles, Washington. These are three cities on our journey during this vacation, and as we discovered while traveling through them, Twilight is all the rage. These cities all have Twilight related sights and signs for those that are seeking to visit the home […]

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