10 years ago I celebrated Christmas for the very first time. My wife and I were still dating then, and three days after hosting our first Thanksgiving she asked I was willing to get a Christmas tree. Eager to be a good partner and learn what all the fuss was about, I agreed. We went … Continue reading Our Christmas Tree Tradition
November 22 While I have not traveled home for thanksgiving since moving here in ’05, Jamie and I have made a few memorable trips; Yosemite, Big Sur and Mendocino; sometimes sleeping in a cabin, other times in a yurt. This year, we selected a nice looking house up the coast in Mendocino, balancing our desire … Continue reading Mellow Mendocino Thanksgiving Getaway
Saturday 8/19 After a 2 hour flight, a two hour drive and a quick food shop, we arrive at Hill’s Resort on Priest Lake in Northern Idaho to find smokey skies surrounding a beautiful lake. Our 5 bedroom, lakefront cabin is at the Southern edge of the resort. Beyond our back deck is pretty much … Continue reading A Quiet Week on Priest Lake
9 May 17 Today I slept in while Jamie made the early pastry run. It was nice to wake up after almost 10 hours of sleep to a beautiful spread from Hure waiting on the kitchen table. We departed at 8:15 for Jamie & Joan’s 10:30 Eiffel Tower tour. First we planned to take the … Continue reading The Vaguely Laid Plans of Mice and Men Also Go Awry
When I was 6 or maybe 7 years old my grandfather, my Poppy Roy, took me to Toys R Us to pick out a Chanukah gift. Quite an exciting moment for a young boy to walk through the massive aisles of the Green Acres store with his grandparents checkbook there to connect him with a … Continue reading Another Snake Mountain?