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Why Travel

Why Travel

Oh, with kids and sometimes a dog, too! It’s not easy.  There are risks.  It can get expensive.  The lines can be long and there can be a crowd at popular destinations.  There is limited time.  We have busy work schedules.  The kids are now in school.  […]

Fun Fall Weekend at Middleton Farms

Fun Fall Weekend at Middleton Farms

When autumn comes I remember the resplendent fall foliage of New England.  With shrub-steppe vegetation or “high desert”, we don’t have that same experience in eastern Washington.   What we have, though, especially with amazing farms and wineries all around us are fun harvest festivals. […]

Discovering Northern Spain:  A Modern Family Pilgrimage Part 2

Discovering Northern Spain: A Modern Family Pilgrimage Part 2

   It was rewarding to reach Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, in the northwest region of Spain. There were moments when we were there that it drizzled–ah, much like our own Pacific Northwest–but those moments were brief.  Mostly, the sun shone. Doña Inez, from whom […]

Discovering Northern Spain:  A Modern Family Pilgrimage Part 1

Discovering Northern Spain: A Modern Family Pilgrimage Part 1

I was trying my best to settle into middle age. It had the outward appearance of success but came at a price:  miniscule time for family life. And so it happened that there was a weekend that my better half and I were both home and […]

San Juan Island:  Pause for Family Bliss

San Juan Island: Pause for Family Bliss

Stop. Pause a moment on life’s highway. Enjoy our beautiful State…yourself, and the ones you love.   Hurray to what has been a beautiful summer! Before we settle in to autumn and start the school year, we carved out a 3-day family visit to San […]

A Day in a Henequén Hacienda:   Learning About Green Gold

A Day in a Henequén Hacienda: Learning About Green Gold

Henequén, or sisal, brought great prosperity to Mexico’s Yucatán at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century that it was called green gold. The fiber, the product of a spiny plant called Agave fourcryodes, was made into rope and cord […]

3 Days in Mérida, Mexico with Children

3 Days in Mérida, Mexico with Children

After 4 days in Cancún’s Zona Hostelera, we decided to trust our guts and other travelers’ input about being able to travel safely in Yucatán with children, aged 5 and 6. We have limited vacation time so we decided to spend our family’s remaining 3 […]

Dinosaur Travels:  Enciso, La Rioja, Spain

Dinosaur Travels: Enciso, La Rioja, Spain

There was an article in the Smithsonian website Where Dinosaurs Walked: Eight of the Best Places to See Prehistoric Footprints. It listed north-central Spain, La Rioja, and particularly, the village of Enciso. I looked up Enciso when planning our already tight 2-week Spain itinerary. Information […]

Dinosaur Travels:  Choteau, Montana

Dinosaur Travels: Choteau, Montana

Stop number 3 for our family on the Montana Dinosaur Trail is in Choteau: The Old Trail Museum. Our two children, aged 5 and 6, are crazy about dinosaurs and it looks like we’re in this deep. We were first in Bozeman, and I must […]

Dinosaur Travels:  Museum of the Rockies

Dinosaur Travels: Museum of the Rockies

Stop number 1 for our family on the Montana Dinosaur Trail is the Museum of the Rockies (MOR). The museum is in Bozeman, Montana. It boasts of having the largest collection of Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops fossils in the world. On a winter trip to […]


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