Day One – September 10, 2012


Sorry it has taken so long to start this blog. I have had no good WiFi connection on the road until now to get this set up plus some nights I had no amenities - I was in a steel tent "roughing it" as it were. I will post each day that I already have … Continue reading Day One – September 10, 2012

The Next Chapter


One closes and another begins... Today I was offered (and accepted) a new job in a different area in Washington so it looks like I'll be moving in the not-too-distant future. It's always a mixed feeling when you decide to make that change. First, it is strange to leave a place you like working at … Continue reading The Next Chapter

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European Tour 2018 – Wrap-up


We came crashing back down to Earth pretty hard after we got back to Seattle. We got to our hotel and barely made it to 8:30 PM. We had to run out to get a bite to eat but couldn't muster up the energy for anything more than that before falling asleep. After being up … Continue reading European Tour 2018 – Wrap-up

Europe – Day 13 – February 6th, 2018: The Long Trip Home…


Today it’s back in the air and back to the States. What an adventure it has been and I could stay for months and see and do more. We have seen and done so many things; it’s been just amazing. And, of course, our last day was was looking to be nothing but sunshine and … Continue reading Europe – Day 13 – February 6th, 2018: The Long Trip Home…

Europe – Day 12 – February 5th, 2018: One Last Time…Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Unfortunately our Winter European Tour 2018 is winding down. We have just one more night before we head back across the pond tomorrow afternoon. I know Jim is anxious to get back home to his family; as for me, I would like to stay longer. As it is working out, though, not long after my … Continue reading Europe – Day 12 – February 5th, 2018: One Last Time…Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Europe – Day 11 – February 4th, 2018: Antwerp, Belgium to Amsterdam, The Netherlands


We got some pretty good rest last night and headed out around 9. When we got to the station it was right on time to catch our first train of the day to go to Amsterdam, and to finish the trip a train change in Rotterdam. We saw a couple of classic windmills yesterday as … Continue reading Europe – Day 11 – February 4th, 2018: Antwerp, Belgium to Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Europe – Day 10 – February 3rd, 2018: Köln, Germany to Antwerp, Belgium


After a delicious bakery breakfast (gonna miss the bakeries!), it’s back on the train to our next stop. Our hotel is situated not only on the open plaza between two cathedrals, out the back door is a shopping center (with the previously mentioned bakeries) located in the train station. Of course we had to go … Continue reading Europe – Day 10 – February 3rd, 2018: Köln, Germany to Antwerp, Belgium

Europe – Day 9 – February 2nd, 2018: Luxembourg to Köln, Germany


Last night we decided that our next destination would be Köln (Cologne), Germany after some recommendations from the girl who helped us yesterday and my friend Kevin, who had been there before. We got up this morning and decided to skip going into central Luxembourg so we could get an earlier train to Germany. We … Continue reading Europe – Day 9 – February 2nd, 2018: Luxembourg to Köln, Germany