Month: February 2018

February 24th, 2017


Last night I made a pilgrimage to the area I am moving to. I wanted to get here so I could get up and hit it early to search for a new place to live. I wanted to get something as soon as possible…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

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