Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Home and Away in August

August is generally one of the best times of the year to enjoy the Pacific Northwest, at least in terms of weather. We garden, we take our boat out into Birch Bay to catch crab, we visit with children and grandchildren, and we generally enjoy life. Sometimes, though, we travel. For example...

At the end of August 2009 we were visiting a Caribbean street festival in London

At the end of August 2010 we were attending Kathy's high school class reunion in Durango.  

At the end of August 2011 we were finishing up our kitchen renovation.

At the end of August 2012 we were at home with two visiting grandchildren, picking apples and making pie.

At the end of August 2013 a Zimbabwe taxi driver asked our advice as he drove us to VFA (Victoria Falls Airport). 

At the end of August 2014 we were visiting San Francisco for a couple of days after disembarking from a cruise on Oceania's Regatta that started in Vancouver and took us up to Alaska before sailing down the Pacific Coast to San Francisco. 

At the end of August 2015 we were wandering around Whatcom Falls Park in Bellingham.

In mid-August 2016 we were dining with Brian's stepmother in Victoria, British Columbia.

At the end of August 2017 we were touring Alcatraz with two granddaughters during our short visit to San Francisco. On the same trip we spotted two naked cyclists out for a bike ride, fortunately at some distance. After all, it's San Francisco.

At the end of August 2018 we were enjoying some of our home-grown tomatoes.

At the end of August 2019 we were on our way home from Europe with three granddaughters after our traditional whirlwind tour.

At the end of August 2020 we weren't doing much of anything, but at the end of September we were visiting Texas to attend a family wedding.  

Near the beginning of August 2021 we were foraging mushrooms with Kathy's younger brother and sister-in-law high in the Colorado mountains (think 10,500 feet) near Durango.

At the end of August 2022, we're puttering around the house and garden while finalizing the details of some of our upcoming travel plans, including a trip to New Mexico and Colorado that starts this Labor Day weekend. 

We're looking forward to it.

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