Category Archives: travels

traditions die hard

Nineteen years ago I wrote a piece as an assignment for one of my reading groups, inspired by our book—Kathleen Norris’s Dakota—specifically the chapter titled “Where I Am.” And now where I am has extended 19 years. Here’s a portion: … Continue reading

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we do what we do

Someone beat us to reserving Captain’s Cabin for the week of our anniversary, so we took the closest to it—this week! Turns out we’re sharing Harbor Villa with a high school youth group from Northwest Baptist Church in Bellingham, WA. … Continue reading

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road trip back from utah

Let’s see, I think we left off at the white-hanky farewell. Such good sports! At this point we were ready to put some miles on the car and get ourselves to Boise, where a cute little airbnb would give us … Continue reading

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a road trip to utah

I had a delightful birthday celebration (#74) on the 8th . . . . . . that included several highlights: (1) passing the vision test for my renewed driver license, making it no longer necessary to wear glasses on the … Continue reading

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cousins are forever

Oh, how I love cousins! I love my DNA cousins; I love Paul’s cousins; I love Mauri’s cousins, I love Margaret-Rose’s cousins! If there’s a trace of cousin in my/our extended family—I will claim him/her! Given this declaration, you might … Continue reading

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mother’s piano lives on

For months now we’ve been following the progress of a big project involving the restoration of my mother’s 1916 six-foot Model “O” Steinway piano. My brother, John, remembers as an 8-year-old going with my dad to a man’s house to … Continue reading

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bailey marries sarah

The longer I wait to write this post the more pictures I gather for it, another social media win! Mostly, though, I share this lovely family event from my point of view, which of course is how I alone will … Continue reading

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