Category Archives: Family

2018 Christmas in Riverside – Chicago

Chicago Visit Dates: December 27 & 28, 2018 Our Illinois visit was starting to wind down: Santa had come and we had played every card and board game and read every new book. We wanted to spice things up. So, … Continue reading

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2018 Christmas in Riverside – Santa

Santa’s Visit Date: December 22, 2018 The Village of North Riverside has some pull with important people. On the Saturday before Christmas, Santa was escorted through the neighborhoods by the North Riverside Fire Department. One stop was the corner near … Continue reading

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Western U.S. Loop: Uncle Jake and Aunt Sally

Travel Dates: September 28-30, 2018 I love my Uncle Jake. Carla and I love traveling the west but one of the reasons we make semi-regular trips is to see Jacob and his wife Aunt Sally. He’s the lone remaining person … Continue reading

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Summer Train Trip: Time with the Kids

June 17-26 – Chicago We go to Chicago a few times each year to visit our youngest son, his lovely wife, and our two grandkids. Most of the time we spend there are dedicated to playing with the kids so … Continue reading

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Multnomah Women’s Chorus

Carla and her sister Linda have been in the local Multnomah Women’s Chorus for the past few years. There are four terms a year with a concert at the end of each term. The concerts include ensemble numbers and some … Continue reading

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2016 Summer Road Trip – Family Time

The reason we drive 2,249 miles from Beaverton to Chicago is our family: our younger son, his wife, and their (now) two boys live in a western suburb of the Windy City. Their second child was born the day we … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2015

I love having family and friends over for Thanksgiving. This year we had a special treat – visitors from out of the country! Our niece-in-law is from Sweden and her brother is in town. He, in turn, had a friend … Continue reading

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