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Month: October 2018

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 […]