California Dreamin': Part 2

California Dreamin': Part 2

Dropping Vic off in LA, I have a week to head back up to Seattle. Time for the ultimate Westy trip: Ventura, Big Sur, Redwoods!
Bicycling from Vancouver to Seattle (Mostly)

Bicycling from Vancouver to Seattle (Mostly)

Overweight and undertrained, spring fever got the best of me as I took to the road for a three-day journey.
Bike Trailer by Haulin' Colin: Yes!

Bike Trailer by Haulin’ Colin: Yes!

With no car, but a busy urban homestead, we find a way to get more efficiency out of our bicycle.
Easy Skagit Valley Roll

Easy Skagit Valley Roll

With the day bright and a car to get there, Skagit Valley was a swell place to play hookie for the day and get in some miles on the bike.
Bicycling the Noto Peninsula

Bicycling the Noto Peninsula

Sure, there were a few stiff climbs, but I'd classify the five days to get around the Noto Peninsula as a leisurely ride with some of the best bicycling touring I've experienced.
The Road to Jerusalem

The Road to Jerusalem

My last ride in Israel proves to be the toughest: Jerusalem!
Hungarians Are Kinda Like Hawaiians

Hungarians Are Kinda Like Hawaiians

My bicycle journey across Europe comes to an end in Budapest. A week of swimming and baths and I am back to the States.
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The Epping Forest

The Epping Forest

In which I publicly admit I have serious Clare issues while standing in the Epping Forest.
London: Our Last Stop

London: Our Last Stop

We arrive in London with thirteen days left in our long vacation.
A Few More Winter Days in Luxembourg

A Few More Winter Days in Luxembourg

Well, winter seems miserable in Luxembourg! Thank goodness our company was so exquisite.
A Favorite Shot

A Favorite Shot

A picture I will always cherish.
Luxembourg for the New Year

Luxembourg for the New Year

If one were to count border crossings and trips, Luxembourg would be the country I have visited more than another besides Canada. As Victor keeps saying, "It's like a fairy tale and every valley has its own castle!"
Paris over the Christmas Holidays

Paris over the Christmas Holidays

We had ten days in Paris. I am not going to lie, near the end, once I understood how the city worked, I started to get a bit frantic to cram as much as I could in. By that, I mean food, wine, & walks.
Street Art in Paris

Street Art in Paris

I think the districts we were in were too upscale to have much street art. What we did see, however, was often very sly.
Vic's (Real) 40th Birthday

Vic’s (Real) 40th Birthday

So that's how we ended up in Paris. Everything else on this trip— Amsterdam, Luxembourg, England— were all add-ons to getting Victor in his happy place for his birthday.
Le Métro

Le Métro

Early morning, the day after Christmas.