Month: January 2018

Europe – Day 2 – January 26th, 2018: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


As you can see, Amsterdam is quite a forward-thinking progressive place. It’s a young, vibrant, accepting and awesome place. It’s got a laid-back energy and relaxing vibe that is quite pleasant. After a good night of sleep it’s off to explore some more. Between…

Europe – Day 1 – January 25th, 2018: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


We finally made it! We arrived in Amsterdam in the late morning after our brief stopover/plane change in Iceland. We had the option of staying in Iceland when I bought the tickets but we will save doing that for some other time. I hear…

January 24th, 2018 – Off to Europe!


Well, we are outta here and off to Europe! Just shy of eight hours flight time on the first leg of the trip. We have a layover for a plane change in Reykjavik, Iceland. It is a quick layover for only about an hour and…

January 23rd, 2018


Vacation is officially underway! Jim flew in last night from KC and boy are his arms tired! We have been so excited for this trip and it is finally and really happening! We had breakfast and then took off to do some running around….

January 21st, 2018 – Making a List… Checking it twice…


We’re not talking Santa here. We’re talking about Europe! It’s been a long wait since buying those tickets two and a half months ago. Many sleepless nights, spending a few dollars buying some travel items, weighing the backpack repeatedly, whittling down the contents of it…

January 19th, 2018


Earlier this week I made a trip to Edmonds, WA to go to the Rick Steves travel store. I wanted to ask a few questions about our upcoming trip and look at some guidebooks. You probably know who Rick Steves is – he is…

January 18th, 2018


Well, it looks like my off-season is going to be cut short. I am getting called and asked back to work much earlier than expected. I was hoping to make a few road trips before I went back but that’s okay. Extra money and…

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