Category Archives: Vacation

Christmas in Joshua Tree – Part 2

Merry Christmas! After a rowdy Christmas Eve of fine wine, champagne, a little beer, and even some tequila, we retired for a good night’s sleep; those of us who weren’t spending extending periods in the bathroom that is. After a … Continue reading

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Christmas in Joshua Tree

This year for Christmas, Meaghan and I find ourselves in Joshua Tree California. We are visiting with her parents, Greg and Jenny, and with her sister Mandy, her husband Chris, and their son Cole. We started our journey by catching … Continue reading

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Weekend in Seattle

Last weekend Meaghan and I travelled up to Seattle to meet with her parents who were leaving from the port town for an Alaskan cruise. We took a bus to downtown Portland and then caught the Amtrak Cascades train at … Continue reading

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Hawaii – Day Seven

Hanauma Bay was one of our favorite experiences last week so we decided that since this was our last full day remaining we should return and enjoy it one last time. We were required to watch their orientation video again, … Continue reading

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Hawaii – Day Five

Today we once again headed North, this time to the Polynesian Cultural Center. The center offers a taste of the diverse cultures of Polynesia. You are invited to visit several different “islands” within the center, all connected by bridges that … Continue reading

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Hawaii – Day Four

Being in Hawaii we are making a habit of spending time on the beach. This morning we’re heading to Waikiki once more to enjoy sea and sand.   After another morning of swimming, sunbathing, and relaxation we drove North across … Continue reading

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Weekend in Astoria – Part One

Meaghan and I are spending a nice long weekend in Astoria at the Cannery Pier Hotel. It’s a nice change to relax, unwind, and enjoy the Oregon coast together. So far we have been extremely lucky with the weather. The … Continue reading

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First Day in Seattle

Last night was pretty crazy. We met up with Mark and his friend Justin at the Ipanema Grill. It was great to get a chance to catch up and share old stories, as well as to introduce Mark to Meaghan. … Continue reading

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Weekend at the Coast

Meaghan and I spent labor day weekend at the coast with our friends Bob & Deb Beck. Bob & Deb attended our wedding back in July and very kindly extended to us an invitation to join them at their beach … Continue reading

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Feeling in a great mood

It’s Friday morning, I’m getting ready to go into the morning standup meeting for our project, and I’m in a really great mood.  My parents just got back from visiting Menorca, a beautiful little island off the southern coast of … Continue reading

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