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August, 2014


Iceland – The Wild Finish

By On August 31, 2014

Technically it was still summer, August 28th, and the sky harbored a bright and shiny sun. But the air smelled like fall. The hosts at the Hildibrand Hotel had set us up with… Read More


Iceland – Flirting with the Arctic Circle

By On August 27, 2014

It was Monday, August 25th, and the weather was blustery and dark with powerful wind gusts that climbed the bluffs and pounded our car. Even the short 50 meter walk to breakfast… Read More


Iceland – The Western Fjords

By On August 24, 2014

The rental car shuttle bus that was supposed to pick me up at 9:00a was a no-show, and I stood outside while Angela and the boys left for, enjoyed and then returned from… Read More


Iceland – Welcome to Reykjavik

By On August 20, 2014

The European leg of our journey started with an early domestic flight from SFO to Minneapolis before grabbing the international red eye into KEF (Reykjavik).  We were impressed with Sun Country Airlines… Read More


California – Ferns, Fires and the Golden Gate

By On August 10, 2014

We wanted our final stop to position us for a short drive to Half Moon Bay, our temporary “home” south of San Francisco, and keep us close to the Redwood National & State Parks. Luckily we… Read More


Oregon – PCH in Oregon

By On August 5, 2014

We were in the home stretch, with a target date to be back in the Bay Area but flexibility on how to get there. We decided that traveling south down the entire Oregon Coast would… Read More


Portland – Great Times with Friends

By On August 2, 2014

We awoke excited to spend the day with some of our favorite friends in one of our favorite towns – Portland. While Angela ran a few errands, I took the boys for an introduction… Read More


Road – Boise to Vancouver

By On August 1, 2014

It was a long driving day from Boise, Idaho to Vancouver, Washington (just north of Portland, Oregon). We stopped only briefly in Baker City in eastern Oregon for fuel and lunch, and… Read More