Seattle, Washington. The Emerald City. Its close proximity (by Western standards) to Portland means I have visited it a lot over the past 20 years. Whenever I needed to visit another major city and didn't want to travel to, say, San Francisco or Chicago, Seattle fit the bill. I've pretty much seen most parts of… Continue reading A quick trip to Seattle: 5-7 March 2020
Hello, all! Yes, I do realize that this blog has been short on "what I've been doing" posts, as the holidays I'm busy/distracted with things like "try to make some money off things I do." Here's an update to bring you up to speed with what's up. I would have liked to write separate blog… Continue reading A mid December update: New Haven, Bike Craft, Sprockettes, 26 Inch Lifestyle
Hello friends! It has come time for a visit back to the homeland. I'll be in and around New Haven, Connecticut from late Wednesday November 20th through Monday November 25th. The first few days I'll be pretty occupied, but should still have some free time. Are you in the area and want to hang? Let… Continue reading Heading to New Haven, 20-25 Nov
Bend, Oregon. The big metropolis of Central Oregon, situated where the Ponderosa forests of the east slopes of the Cascades transition into the sage steppe of the Oregon High Desert. I've lived in Oregon for almost twenty years, but barely ever got out there. I moved to the state in 2001. But besides seeing the… Continue reading A weekend of bike adventuring around Bend: Sept 20-22
Ever since I started to do some work for Emee's event planning business last year, I've been travelling more than I used to. This is due to the nature of the biz, since hotels, chambers of commerce, travel bureaus, and the like are eager to bring us out to places in order to show us… Continue reading Louisville Trip, 26-29 August 2019
I've mentioned previously how Emee and I won't be able to make it to the Lake Pepin Three Speed Ride this year. While it's definitely a bummer, there are other smaller yet similar rides in the area we can do to give us the feel of Pepin without going the distance. Like the Dandy Daffodil… Continue reading Of farms, daffodils, Tweed, and beer: A weekend in the Skagit Valley, 14-17 March
I’ve definitely said before that I give off the illusion that I travel all the time. But after this Bay Area trip, I’m starting to realize that it’s no illusion. Since fall, I’ve had four decent trips: the jaunt to the Long Beach Peninsula in October (four days), Texas around Thanksgiving (a week), Bend on… Continue reading Too Much Travel?
It’s late afternoon on Wednesday February 6th as I type this. Amtrak’s Coast Starlight is cruising through the Cascade Range en route to Portland. The train is about five hours late due to a mishap en route. It’s no big deal, I don’t have to be home by a specific time tonight. And on the… Continue reading Bay Area Trip wrap up