July 27th, 2018


As I start this post I am back in Seattle and will head to my hotel this afternoon. I catch a plane tomorrow morning to go back to KS again. My day as it unfolds: Until then I am starting out in the Capitol Hill station getting ready to get back on the light rail. … Continue reading July 27th, 2018

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July 17th, 2018


I am typing this while on an airplane heading back home. I have been in Kansas visiting family for almost a week. Cancer is rearing its ugly head in the family again, this time affecting my dad. We are staying optimistic, waiting for the results from his visit with the oncologist. There are good signs … Continue reading July 17th, 2018

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 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

Europe – Day 8 – February 1st, 2018: Brussels, Belgium to Luxembourg


Our hotel was in a central area near downtown so the train stops were not very far apart for where we wanted to go. The area we were in was very interesting to see in the daylight. Most of the buildings were not what I expected - modern and minimalist. Function over form. We cut … Continue reading Europe – Day 8 – February 1st, 2018: Brussels, Belgium to Luxembourg

Europe – Day 7 – January 31st, 2018: London, England and Brussels, Belgium


That's right...back to the Continent today. We got up and went back to the bakery I went to yesterday and grabbed a fresh croissant with ham and cheese, coffee, and another piece of raspberry torte. Our train was not until this afternoon so we took in a bus ride and did some more sightseeing before … Continue reading Europe – Day 7 – January 31st, 2018: London, England and Brussels, Belgium

Europe – Day 6 – January 30th, 2018: London, England


Today we got up early to go to the launderette. We were both out of clean clothes and this was a good day to do it since we had the opportunity. It was just a few blocks away but we had to get breakfast first so we went to a coffee shop we saw last … Continue reading Europe – Day 6 – January 30th, 2018: London, England