Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

This weekend I finally collected on one of my Fathers' Day gifts: a steam-train excursion on the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad with Diana.  Leaving from Elbe, Washington, we crossed the Nisqually River and Mineral Creek on a four-car train pulled by...

May was quite the month...and now the empty nest isn't. On the 1st, we picked Drew up from his dorm at George Fox.  Doubling up on his engineering classes caused his GPA to slip all the way down to 3.9 for the semester (from the 4.0 he pulled in the...

Well...it has been a busy summer, and I haven't gotten around to getting anything written down, so here's a quick summary. Field Day with the FWARC was a bit on the damp side...OK we got SOAKED, but fun was had by all...and dry socks are a...

June 23, 2014 | In: Family

Gradually Graduating

I'm back to work after a couple of weeks of scrambling, both on and off the job.  The first week was spent getting my youngest through two graduations, a birthday and a party.  The second was partly work and partly college prep...

Walking In The Rain Last Sunday my younger son and I participated in the CROP Walk to support hunger programs both locally (Des Moines Area Food Bank) and globaly. As is common in early May in the greater Seattle area, it was a bit rainy.  We...

I hope that all my readers had a blessed Easter.  Our Good Friday and Easter Morning services at church went quite well, and the rain held off until after the neighborhood Easter-Egg hunt.  We were able to join some of Diana’s family for...

Several things have happened in the last week or so... now is time to bring all three of my faithful readers up to speed... (Hi, Mom, Hi, Honey...) Geocaching Milestone On Friday (Aug. 23rd) Diana and I made a geocache find for the 365th...

So this Saturday was my lovely Bride's birthday. She wanted to go geocaching for the day, as well as some sight-seeing over on the Kitsap Peninsula. We packed up a picnic lunch and hit the road by about 9. First destination: Fox Island and the first...

November 25, 2012 | In: BBQ and Cooking, Family

Take That, You Turkey!

A couple of years ago my lovely bride picked me up a Turkey-Frying kit at an after-Christmas clearance sale. Last year we wanted to give it a try, only to find that the regulator and hose were missing (hence the clearance, I guess...) This year we...