Category Archives: Travel

Explorations: Japanese Exclusion Memorial

Places evolve.  Life changes.  Lives change.  Attitudes broaden.  Or not. In the midst of self-quarantine in the new normal, we take social distancing walks from our home most days.  Today’s walking journey brought us to the Bainbridge Island Japanese Exclusion … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Mourning Notre Dame Cathedral

I couldn’t watch. My wife kept beckoning me to see the live coverage of the terrible fire at Notre Dame Cathedral.  I couldn’t bring myself to watch.  I wanted to keep my fond memories of several visits to the cathedral … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Seeing the United States from 40,000 feet

On a recent trip from Seattle to Newark, NJ, I had a window seat on an Alaska Airlines flight.  Normally I opt for an aisle seat, but all were taken. I decided that this would be the day that I … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Alaska Airline Surprise

My definition of a good trip is that nothing surprising happens.  When it comes to airline trips, I want boring. On a recent return trip to New York City, I chose Alaska Airlines for the trip from Newark Airport to … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Travelling Protected?

During this time of government shutdown, it is always fascinating to experience what is essential and non-essential government work. On my trip to the airport to spend a week in Palo Alto, CA, we started our journey on the Seattle-Bainbridge … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Exploring Bryce Canyon National Park

The weather in Seattle had been miserable all winter and spring. I finally threw my hands up in mid-June and told my wife “we’ve got to get out of here and find some sunshine, preferably really hot.” So we hopped … Continue reading

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Wildlife in the San Juan Islands

We’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years and have never been to the San Juan Islands.  We remedied that over the Fourth of July weekend, when our newest inlaws, the Shellys, invited us to spend a couple … Continue reading

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