Gibraltar Monkeys, Cambridge daytrip, Queen Funeral flight delays. Sept 2022

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Gibraltar, final day in London and Cambridge. Sept 2022 Hey, here I am writing my final trip update sooner than one month after returning home. This is maybe a record? It sure seems that, if I don’t type up my blatherings about my final days on the plane home, then it takes awhile for me Keep reading

Lisbon gave us all the weather and all the castles. Sept 2022.

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First full day in Lisbon, and only day with predicted sunshine (*shaking my fist at tropical storm Danielle, although guess I’m glad it downgraded from a Hurricane before getting to landfall). Off to explore, sunscreen and protective hat in tow. (My dermatologist would be proud!) Our hotel is near the Avenidas da Liberdade (lovely large Keep reading

Porto is ridiculously charming. Sept 2022

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Porto airport hallways felt like Tron, or entering the Disneyland Star Tours adventure. Immigration line was efficient and moved quickly. I was nervously preparing my few broken portuguese phrases when the immigration officer accidentally launched/threw my passport across the desk and onto the floor. He’d been intending to hand it back and things somehow got Keep reading

London, real time updates. Sept 2022.

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Browse archives for September 7, 2022
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ok, so I haven’t caught up to real time/still have several small domestic trips to blog about. But since I’m off using my passport for the first time in a few years, I’m just continuing my journey of growth and learning to accept imperfections. And so here I’ll be posting my occasional stream of consciousness Keep reading

Whidbey Island getaway: Mid-pandemic, Feb 2021.

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Browse archives for August 21, 2022
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Remember that first covid winter. Vaccines have just become available for frontline workers (I think) but it’s still gonna be a few months until civilians are eligible. And it’s been a long dark and isolated winter. Craving some type of getaway, I found an Airbnb in Oak Harbor. So my housemate and I, having been Keep reading

Skykomish Cabin Getaway Success, despite Terrible smoke-filled hazardous air quality and covid. September 2020.

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Cast your memories back to late summer 2020. Months of lockdown, vaccines are still just a dream/glimmer for a future date. Death tolls rising. It’s now been several months and zoom parties can only do so much. And so, decided to be extra safe so I could pod up with two families for a getaway Keep reading

Overnight at the lake cabin: August 2020

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Browse archives for July 24, 2022
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Y’all remember Seasons 1 and 2 of Covid, right? Bleak times, stuck at home, don’t mask because there’s a shortage and medical professionals need them, please always mask. Add in to that all the regular hardships in my personal life, dealing with my parents’ estate, running a business, etc. It was a lot. (And shout Keep reading

Saying Goodbye: Family Memory trip to Cannon Beach: February 2020

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A few months after our parents had passed, we had planned a family roadtrip to one of their favorite places: Cannon Beach, Oregon. All the kids, grandkids, and great grandkids made arrangements to meet up in town. It was a really lovely weekend. Sad at times, of course. But also lots of great memories (past Keep reading

“Just for Laughs” in Vancouver, BC. Feb 2020. (Last time I used my passport)

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Continuing to slowly update and post all the unblogged trips since personal tragedy followed by global pandemic halted my participation in this silly travel blog project. But I’m back, baby! Slowly. But back, nonetheless! The “How Did This Get Made” podcast was going on tour near me, so I got tickets to see them in Keep reading

Overnight in Wheeler, Oregon. November 2019

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Browse archives for May 31, 2022
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Another skipped travel post! Which means this is, once again, out of order. Which was kind of the “last straw” that contributed to my stopping these posts end of 2019. (When I’d realized I’d skipped a Sept 2019 trip, and wasn’t sure how I wanted to handle things being messed up, amidst personal tragedy and Keep reading