San Juan Islands

At the end of June we got to take an amazing trip to the San Juan islands.  We went to Lopez, Orcas, Stuart, San Juan, and Sucia islands and had a blast.  Below is a collection of pictures I took on the trip in no particular order.  It was a very relaxing trip also filled with many adventures.  Lots of great wildlife, food, company and sunsets.  A typical day included a leisurely morning on the boat and transit to the next island followed with exploring of some sort followed by a fantastic dinner.  Highlights include a tour of the mansion at Rosario, farm to table dinner at West Sound, Turn Point Lighthouse, and hiking and exploring by dinghy. Thank you Lyn and Peggy for such a wonderful trip.

 

Christmas Back East

For the holidays this year we went back to Rhode Island and New York.

First stop was Newport and Lyn and Peggy’s lovely home.  I took a timelapse from their backyard.

We had a great time on Christmas with the Duncan’s.  Thanks Santa for the fish eye camera lens for my phone!

Next was on to Comfort Christmas.  Sunny and Dana were great hosts and fun was had by all.

Next was Cousins dinner.  Thanks again to Drew and Cat for hosting.  What a great time (no photos).  Got to walk around Sharon and Andrews property which was quite a treat.

Sleepy Hollow to watch some high intensity family paddle and enjoyed the awesome view of the Hudson from there.

American Yacht Club where Emily spent her childhood summers.  What a cool spot!

Next was on to New York City which was so much fun exploring and eating great food!

Grand Central Station is such a cool building!

Natural History museum to get some culture!

Couple of arty shots from in the city.

A sculpture exhibit in the Garment District.

And finally a run through Central Park

Then back to Newport for New Years!  What an exhausting but very fun trip!

Sisters Backpacking

We took 6 days and 6 nights to do a backpacking trip around the three Sisters in the Three Sisters Wilderness in central Oregon.


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Reese lake and South Sister

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South Sister and Moraine lake.

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Pole Creek fire

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Unnamed lake just after the Pole Creek fire

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Cribbage!

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Mt Washington, Three Fingered Jack, and Mt Jefferson

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Mt Washington

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Matthieu Lake

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Fantastic trip, highly recommend it!