Iceland Day Two

You know those mornings when you wake up feeling like you only got fifteen minutes of sleep? Well, our day was packed so we got our bloodshot eyes up and checked out of the Ion hotel. We didn’t have a set schedule but I wanted to see as much as we could in the area […]

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Iceland Day One

I spent hours researching our trip to the land of fire and ice, one of my highest priorities was taking phenomenal photos. I signed up for a photography class and educated myself about my Nikon camera settings and lenses. I bought a new zoom lens but I needed something that would allow me a wider angle […]

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Wow! Our Trip to Iceland

I still can’t believe we went to the most beautiful country in the world. Last spring I heard of an airline called Wow Airlines. They were starting nonstop service from LAX to Reykjavik and there was a special sale in October for $99 one way fares. The dates happen to synch with Olivia’s school October […]

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Train from Portland to Los Angeles

All Aboard!! After a delicious late brunch we said a tearful goodbye to our friends and headed to Union Station in downtown Portland. Since we arrived early and there’s no long lines or security checks we dropped off our luggage at the fancy-pants first class lounge.  We took an Uber to go shopping and I played some […]

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The Timberline Lodge

Anyone who knows me knows that Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is my jam. I love that movie so much but I’m weird so I know more facts about the filming of the movie than the average person. The film’s famous opening scene was filmed at the Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood so I was stoked that Story […]

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Train to Portland, Oregon

It’s funny how we ended up back in Portland during the same week as our summer road trip last year. Since we were heading north to visit Evelyn & Dion in Seattle, I thought it would be fun to take the train back home to LA with a stop in Portland to visit our friends Story & Chris. […]

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Victoria, British Columbia

We have friends who recommended taking a day trip to Vancouver Island, so we spent our fourteenth wedding anniversary in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. We sped across the Puget Sound on the Victoria Clipper. The ride was two hours but it felt like a few minutes because we were flying. Victoria, Vancouver Island British Columbia is […]

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Seattle Day Two

We spent the next day being typical tourists and hitting the popular Seattle spots; the Space Needle, Chihuly Glass Garden and Pike’s Place Market. It was one hundred degrees! Can I please put a vintage radiator in my house? Just look at that iron detailing! After breakfast I saw our neighbors were checking out of a cool […]

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Summer Vacay 2016

Hey There, I have returned to the blogosphere! I really wanted to blog about our summer but I have been so dang busy. Cough, lame excuse! I just renewed my WordPress premium account because guess who ran out of photo storage space again? So our summer trip was similar to last year’s…we headed back to Portland, but […]

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Liv’s Lemonade Stand

Hello There, I finally have a moment to catch up after a busy last few weeks. Liv has been requesting to have a lemonade stand for months but we wanted to wait until it was closer to summer. Antz outdid himself building the stand. He used pieces of wood we had left over from Liv’s Alice in […]

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