Terracotta Warriors

The current exhibit at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle is Terracotta Warriors Of The First Emperor. Yes, those terracotta warriors, so who could resist when they are so close? So, here’s a little history. Qin She Huang became the king … Continue reading

Arizona 2016

My daughter, Jennifer, is a huge Seattle Mariners fan. In March she got tickets for a couple of spring training games in Arizona and invited me to go along. So, in addition to watching some baseball, we visited the Desert Botanical … Continue reading

Wintergrass 2016

We have been attending the Wintergrass Music Festival for nine or ten years now, first when it was in Tacoma and for the past seven years, in Bellevue. If you are thinking about sitting outside on a hay bale watching the local … Continue reading

Oregon Coast

Every couple of years Lorette and her two sisters get together for a little family reunion and allow their spouses to tag along. This time the destination was the Oregon coast. And this time Lewey got to go. We had a … Continue reading

Commencement Bay

One of the fun activities around here is to explore Commencement Bay with Destiny Harbor Tours. So when my neighbor abandoned his sister who was visiting from Arkansas and went to Europe with his wife, I thought it would be neighborly … Continue reading

Bainbridge Island

Another adventure of the Retired Amigos. Several weeks ago Jeff and I drove over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and picked up Max in Gig Harbor. There are two ways to get to Bainbridge Island. One is by ferry from Seattle. … Continue reading

The Big Seven- OH!

It was more of a group birthday party than an official reunion. In 2015 everyone in my high school class from 1963 turns 70. Some of us have maintained contact via email over the years and starting about a year ago, an idea … Continue reading


Columbus was actually the beginning and the end of my trip to Georgia with Serenbe and Lakemont in between. So, even if it’s not chronologically accurate, I thought I’d start with the flight to Atlanta. After driving back to Columbus … Continue reading


When I was a kid, my family occasionally visited our Atlanta relatives at their summer place on Lake Rabun in the mountains of north Georgia. After I was old enough (maybe 10?), I got to take the train from Charlotte to Toccoa … Continue reading