Category Archives: Travel

Spring Culinary Tour

Spring is in the air. That means time for more food exploration. Here are our latest finds… The Grilled Cheese Grill on NE Alberta Customized breakfast sandwich. Dining inside the famous old school bus. Pulled Pork Combo – North and South Carolina BBQ from A Little Bit of Smoke Food Cart Public Domain Coffee Pulled […]

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Mt Hood Skibowl

Last weekend, I finally made it on the slopes after about five years. Marcel has been going a few times a year.  We used to go a lot when we lived in Colorado and had season passes. It didn’t take me long to get my stride back. We opted for night skiing at Mt Hood […]

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Dallas Family and Friends

I had a wonderful time visiting family and friends and looking forward to my next visit. Here are some random pictures that I took with my Canon G12. I wanted to take my Nikon D90 but thought I would save space but maybe I should have. Somehow the G12 likes to use high ISO and […]

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The Shops at Legacy – Plano, TX

One of my favorite places in Dallas was the Shops at Legacy. It was nice to walk around, browse the shops, and eat some good food. I had lunch with Marcel’s Aunt Karen one day then came back the next day with my family for dinner. Most of the stores were independently-owned and had some […]

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Howdy From The Big D!

I’m in Dallas, TX this week visiting my family. It’s a different world out here and I’m getting some much needed sunshine. As always, it’s a blast to get together with my family and some old friends. First things first – I got myself a pair of cowboy boots from Cavender’s Lunch with Marcel’s Dad Rejean […]

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It seems like January was a short month because the first week I only had to work for four days 🙂 I did mostly home organization projects and I even got to re-organize my area at work. It is an ongoing project but it feels good to start the new year off with a clean […]

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Another Culinary Tour

One of our favorite things to do around Portland is to go on a DIY culinary tour, usually with our friend Chad. Here are excerpts from our last one on Saturday Dec 10th. We started with lunch at Good Food Here On Belmont. I got some shrimp tempura hand roll and udon soup from Sushi […]

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Central Oregon

This trip was taken on October 28th-30th. We explored Redmond, Bend, and Sisters in Central Oregon. Smith Rock State Park 10 Barrel Brewing Company McKay Cottage Restaurant. We highly recommended this place for brunch. Nice outdoor seating to enjoy the fantastic  60s and sunny weather! Delicious pumpkin muffin from McKay Cottage Restaurant Downtown Bend Newberry […]

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Doggie Palooza

Today we went to the Doggie Palooza at the World Forestry Center. We thought it would be fun for Marcel and Mulder to join the Look-Alike contest. Unfortunately they did not win. The winners were three-time champions. Why don’t they give others a chance? Now judge for yourself! Here’s the complete story. Video by Oregon […]

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South Oregon Coast

This trip was taken on Labor Day weekend. We explored the coast from the Oregon/California border all the way up to Reedsport staying in Gold Beach for two nights. It was very foggy so a lot of our pictures were overexposed or hazy. These are the ones I like. Crab shack in Bandon Oregon Coast […]

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