Category Archives: Ryan

Metra Train Rides

Ahhh…my home away from home…The Metra.  It is my electro-diesel living room where I work, watch, listen and sometimes sleep.   With 40% of it’s product still in service since the Eisenhower presidency, comfort is elusive, as is adhering to any sort of a regular schedule.  One-way trips can vary from 40 minutes to 7 hours,…

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Hello, after 2 years!

Yeah, yeah, yeah…I know I haven’t posted anything since Peter’s been 9 months old.  Forgive me please.  Not only have we been busy raising this little boy (as evidenced by nearly 2,000 videos and photos over the last 2 years), I’ve found a few precious spare cycles to completely overhaul the I Am Phree! website.  I hope…

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Seattle Food Tour

Get 12 tourists, a charismatic tour guide, 12 headsets and belt-clip receivers and a bunch of cool restaurants and you have yourself a Savory Seattle Food Tour.  Not only do you get to sample some good food, you also get a fly by of the history of Seattle and its restauranteurs.  Started with gourmet cupcakes…

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  • MimiJuly 7, 2012 - 2:57 pm

    Look just like Bruce Willis in the picture with the black hat and blue shirt!ReplyCancel

Seattle

With my third trip to Seattle I’m still trying to figure out what this place is about, but I think I’ve now just pegged it:  grunge-Frasier-gay-tree hugger-punk rock-seafood-artsy-green…yeah, that about sums it up.  A very interesting blend of upscale and expensive, graffiti and green, homeless and downtrodden.  A Starbucks on every other corner, intermingled with…

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Vancouver Rocks

Never in a million years did I think I’d ever say these words:  there is a North American city that is better than Chicago. Vancouver has a vibe that can’t be described.  Glass-and-steel high rises with a backdrop of Pacific-Northwest pine forests, mountains and ocean make this an incredibly beautiful city.  Same could be said…

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