Category Archives: travels

two-day vacation

We arrived at our destination—Astoria, Oregon— hungry. Before we left home, Mauri had researched some dining possibilities, and this one caught our attention. Bowpicker got a high rating from many reviewers, so we waited in the line we’re told never … Continue reading

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54 photos?

Oh, dear! I just instructed Flickr to upload 54 photos for this post about my week with the Carlson family. I can’t inflict such an expectation on anyone who visits or subscribes to this blog! They’ll either scroll lickity-split to … Continue reading

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andersons take europe

While grandson Bailey spends a semester in Spain with the “Semester in Spain” program (yes, I really wrote that), the rest of his family made plans to visit him over Spring Break. It’s history now, but they’re all still walking … Continue reading

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desert photoshoot

The day after Christmas Taylor Finkbeiner met us in the Arizona desert for an hour of posing and clicking, and here are my picks of her results. Like this . . . circa 1978 circa 2017

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christmas overview

Here it is the end of New Year’s Day, and I’m eager to share some of our Christmas family time before I go back to work in the morning. But first — a quick look at what happened in Virginia … Continue reading

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an eighth home for the holidays

I don’t imagine Quinn will love this photo I’ve chosen to start the story of this year’s Thanksgiving “build” in Juarez. But her role is central in organizing and shopping for and facilitating the project every year, and it seems … Continue reading

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another this-and-that post

While I spent my days at the office—last week especially full because of upcoming travels—Mauri has been overseeing several home projects. It’s one thing to hire others to do the work and another thing to make sure mutual understandings are … Continue reading

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