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Facebook is making progress as a social platform, but it still doesn’t hold a candle to the oh so 80s holiday update letter. What?! isn’t an update letter so yesterday? So old news? In a word ‘No’, because an update letter is highlights, selective bests with a year as the time line. Here is the update letter:
Holiday Update Page 1
Holiday Update Page 2

A holiday update letter doesn’t do a great job with sharing a two dozen images from the year. So here are Photo Highlights of 2009.

December 7, 2009   1 Comment

Trail and Travel Angels

The term "Trail Angel"comes from the long distance (Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail) "thru-hiker" community.  Thru-hikers travel very light, covering up to 35 miles a day often solo.  Trail lore has it, when a thru-hiker needs help, it will  be provided at a time of need, by a trail angel.  Thru-hikers pass along angel reports, particularly locations of Shower Angels, folks who are legends for help near resupply points.  We learned the term from a through hiker who we helped with directions a few years back at a particularly confusing trail junction on the Pacific Crest Trail above our lake place.

Last week, Katie and I were standing confused, and jet lagged after an overnight flight, in front of a ticket dispensing machine on a trolley in Amsterdam.  The ticket machine would only take euro coins, we only had bills, the trolley was rolling down the street, Katie was giving me that look of "Dad are we going to get arrested for not buying a ticket?"  With that a young man stepped up, inserted his ticket strip, explained how it worked, and said "I punched a ticket for you too".  A true "Travel Angel".

April 14, 2008   1 Comment

Occasional Travel Blogs

I enjoy virtual vacations. I don’t read travel blogs, but I love reading “normal” if you can call any of my friends normal,folks experiences as they take a break from the day to day go somewhere off the beaten path and take the time to write about it. Tom Evslin a long time friend has been sailing in Mexico. He was offline when on the water, but has landed apparently found a connection, climbed to 7000′ and has a great adventure write up today. The Curse of the Tarahumara

Thinking about Tom’s post, brought back memories of the very early pre-blog writing of Mark and Greg, aka Wizmo and Gizmo. Mark and Greg did a series of motorcycle adventures and posted text and photos on a website for their friends to follow along. This all occurred before the word blog was invented. The website is still up and worth a look They put tons of effort into their sites, including contests every few days. I did this last year on when Lake Wenatchee froze as an email based charity fund raiser and will do it again this week if the ice holds as an official contest at

January 27, 2008   No Comments


Prototype post for I just couldn’t resist creating a post out of the following time lapse sequence. Sometimes technology allows us to see things we can only imagine. Thanks to our friend David Smith at . Zeitcam collects webcam images from all over the world and creates daily/multi-day time lapse movies. To view gravity in action at the lake press [Read more →]

January 6, 2008   3 Comments

Postage Woes

image postagethumb Cinderella movie download Reports are filtering in from a far that the postage .58 a-fixed to our holiday cards is insufficient, at least some of the time. The amount by which it is insufficient, has not been consistently reported, varying between .22 and .39. Got to love the elves at the P.O.

First off, if you had to make a special trip to the post office and pay to retrieve our card, WE APOLOGIZE. Apparently a risk of starting the holiday project early in October is our fine friends at the post office changed the rates along the way.

Being able to display the higher resolutions versions of our photos motivated me to upgrade our web site to a WordPress Blog, a side benefit is the ability to apologize to anyone who received a postage due present along with our card. I am sure you came here to view the photos. They are under the Images Tab above. All the bestWedding Date, The movie download

December 22, 2007   1 Comment

Lake Wenatchee Web Cam

so if you are looking for the Lake Wenatchee Web Cam, it will be back once i finish configuring this new version of the site. For now to check out all the new snow, go over to it is available there under the Lake Web Cam link below picture of the day…

December 15, 2007   1 Comment