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Pacific Northwest Thanksgiving: Vancouver

We’ve come to part three, the final leg of our Thanksgiving tour of the Pacific Northwest. I don’t know why I have such a strong impulse to say we. You’re … Continue Reading →


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Pacific Northwest Thanksgiving: Seattle

If you’re just joining us, we (that’s the royal we) are recounting a Pacific Northwest trip taken over Thanksgiving week last year (2014). After bumming around Portland and the Willamette … Continue Reading →


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Pacific Northwest Thanksgiving: Portland and the Willamette Valley

Last fall we took a look at our calendars and decided that going home for both Christmas AND Thanksgiving would be a little too much for us, but we didn’t … Continue Reading →


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Irish Moon

The first two days of our honeymoon in Ireland included trips around Galway, The Burren, to the Cliffs of Moher and Poulnabrone Dolmen. Onward did we go to… Day 3: Ballyseede … Continue Reading →


Poulnabrone Dolmen, Ireland

Irish Honey

This is only… one and a half years late but, uh, here it is: One time, Richard and I got suuuper married and then went to Ireland. Why choose Ireland … Continue Reading →


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Back home again

Richard and I went home to Bloomington, IN to spend Christmas with our families. Last year was the first time I’d ever gone home for the holidays since I’d always previously… … Continue Reading →


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Dog wine tasting in the Russian River Valley

Wait, that kind of sounds like we were tasting dog wine. I don’t think that’s a thing. What I meant to say was that we and our dog went wine … Continue Reading →


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Bluegrass in wine country

When last you left me I was ranting about the musicians Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott (I GUESS I SHOULD LINK HERE SO YOU CAN CATCH UP). Well it just … Continue Reading →


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Half Moon Bay

Ricardo and I were invited to go camping one weekend in October, but because we left all of our gear in Indiana and we’re too cheap to buy new stuff, … Continue Reading →


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Yosemite TRAGEDY

In my wrap-up of our Easter weekend trip to Yosemite (see parts 1 and 2), I alluded to a CRIMINAL event committed by a DEVIOUS WILD FORCE OF EVIL upon … Continue Reading →