Being stranded in the Pacific Northwest for Christmas has to have some benefits, like skiing in Canada for the weekend . . . looking down 1427 feet from the world’s highest gondola Porteau Cove Provincial Park Howe Sound Howe Sound, just off the Sea to Sky Highway Continue reading winter wonderland
Today we drove to Greenwich Park in London for a meetup with several Boston terriers and their owners… not to mention a few random whippets and a Red Bull Air Race thrown in for good measure. Here are some pictures of the madness that ensued… Continue reading Attack of the Bostons…
I was in Geneva (and a few neighboring French villages) for some meetings earlier this week. After the work was done, we had time to wander around this infamous city of neutrality and bureaucracy. Our wanderings included a climb to the top of St. Pierre Cathedral, where the Protestant reformer John Calvin preached for nearly … Continue reading Geneva
I was a bit slow getting my camera out, but there he is. (Well, the rear of him anyway.) Just about to turn the corner… Guess it’s not an average day in Bangkok till you’ve bumped into at least one elephant walking down the street. P.S. It’s hot here. Continue reading How about taking the elephant for a walk?
This is why you don’t go outside and wander around before checking the weather. Yesterday I was flying to Bangkok (where the picture was taken) when, just as our flight path was about to cross Afghanistan, I watched The Kite Runner. Great film. (Mind you, this is the sentiment of someone watching on a noisy … Continue reading Kabul from 30,000 feet (and a bangkok downpour)
the peak district bailey in all his leash-free glory olney at sunset Continue reading England as it should be
Today was “drive to a sketchy warehouse on the east side of London and pick up our stuff” day. This involved sitting for two hours on the parking lot otherwise known as the London Orbital (aka the M25—not nearly as cool or spacey as it sounds), driving round and round an industrial complex looking for … Continue reading boxes, boxes, and more . . . snow
I don’t think Easter is normally supposed to look like this here (this is our backyard—I mean, garden) . . . And this is the church we went to on Easter Sunday (it was once pastored by John Newton) . . . And this is one of the sights we saw in London over the … Continue reading easter sunday in the UK
Tomorrow we move into a house in Olney. About a five-minute walk from our front door is the church John Newton served at when he wrote the song “Amazing Grace.” Not to mention a couple really good fish and chip shops . . . Continue reading the neighbourhood
Gone a long time without posting anything, but I figure gearing up for a transatlantic move is as good an excuse as any. As of this month, our new address ends with “UK” instead of “USA.” Suffice it to say it’s been an eventful few weeks, starting with a cross-country drive from Seattle to Michigan … Continue reading I suppose it’s time I posted something . . .