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 a travel guy with a show on PBS He likes to … Continue reading January 19th, 2018

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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 health insurance always comes in handy. I am pretty certain I'll … Continue reading January 18th, 2018

January 15th, 2018


I have been keeping a low profile lately - not doing much or going too many places, opting instead to stay at home and avoid the flu epidemic going on here in Washington. I usually get sick this time of year so I am really playing it safe and minimizing my exposure before we leave. … Continue reading January 15th, 2018

January 6th, 2018


For some reason I woke up at 3:45 this morning. I don't sleep well usually, but it seems that I wake up when I have someplace I want to go and have an alarm set to get up early to go. Generally I wake up at 6:00 or so anyhoo. This morning I did have an … Continue reading January 6th, 2018

You’re Gonna Feel a Little Sting…


I had a blood test a few days ago to get my cholesterol checked. While they were at it, they tested my blood for antibodies for MMR vaccines. Well, I have antibodies for both of the "Ms" but not the "R" and that means I have to go get another shot for the trip. I'm … Continue reading You’re Gonna Feel a Little Sting…

Happy 2018!


Happy New Year! I'm posting this from the safety and confines of my humble apartment, choosing to stay off the highways on Amateur Night and avoid trouble that may try to find me. Just a few blocks down the street from me there is a fireworks stand. An OPEN fireworks stand, that is. I guess … Continue reading Happy 2018!

Another Checkmark on The Ol’ Bucket List!


Well, the "substantial" event I blogged about has finally taken place. I got a plane ticket to Europe just now! I have been wanting to do this for a long time and now it finally gets to happen. And yes...I am REALLY excited! My friend Jim and I are going and we have talked about this … Continue reading Another Checkmark on The Ol’ Bucket List!