Category Archives: Travel

Late Summer Road Trip: Mesa Verde

September 6-7, 2-17 [NOTE: Click on the photos to get much bigger versions with detail I discuss in the post] When last we talked (September 5)  we had arrived in Mesa Verde, hiked a bit and saw some sites. We … Continue reading

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Late Summer Roadtrip: Mesa Verde, CO

September 5, 2017 Before I write about Mesa Verde I want to go back and mention a delicious lunch we had the day before in Moab, Utah. We’ve been through Moab a few times, most recently two years ago when … Continue reading

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Late Summer Road Trip: Green River, Utah

September 4, 2017 Once Labor Day came and the kids were back in school, it is a perfect travel time for retired folk. We wanted to go down and visit my uncle and aunt and made a trip of it. … Continue reading

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Hood Canal

A couple of our friends have a nice waterside place on Hood Canal in Washington. To get there, we head north on I5 until we hit Olympia then head up 101 to Shelton then over to Belfair and down 106. … Continue reading

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Life Aboard a Train

We’ve travelled on Amtrak overnight trains a few times now. You can read (and view) our experiences on The Empire Builder The Coast Starlight The Southwest Chief The California Zephyr  Those posts focus on the view from the train. I thought … Continue reading

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Summer Train Trip: Chicago to Portland

June 26 – 29, 2017 All good things must come to an end but we saved the best train trip for the end – the California Zephyr which winds through both the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra-Nevadas. Glorious. Linda, Carla … 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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