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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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Dominican Honeymoon

Nothing like a December wedding, followed by an immediate trip to an all-inclusive resort located on the turqois waters and white sand beaches of the Dominican Republic. While we enjoyed 87 degrees, sunshine, a steady island breeze and a candlelight Christmas dinner for two on the beach, back home our friends and family were living…

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  • georgiaJanuary 17, 2011 - 3:32 pm

    so happy for you and your wife!!! eeeeek! that is awesome!

    your honeymoon location looks like it must have been like heaven! great pictures! your wife is very beautiful. and she is obviously a good photographer too… that photo she took of you with your chin resting on the edge of the pool is so cool! very artistic! you both look so happy.

    many many congratulations to you both!ReplyCancel

A Day of Botany With the Boys

Heather and I spent a late summer day with John, Dana and the boys at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in Glencoe. I had never been to the Gardens before or had any interest in going, but I have to say, this place was AMAZING. You are presented with so many options: walk around, sit and…

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Canada Fishing Trip

I’ve made the 16-hour journey to the booming metropolis of Minaki, Ontario (population 250) nearly every year since 1989. The Winnipeg River system flows through this area of northwest Ontario and spreads out into countless lakes, bays and channels, all loaded with the greatest freshwater fishing has to offer. Smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike and…

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  • Aunt'e SueJune 28, 2010 - 7:26 pm

    First picture on this page is the best Ry. The sun going down
    and reflecting “rose pink” on the water. Unreal!! One fine day
    I’ll visit Minaki eh!ReplyCancel

    • adminJune 28, 2010 - 7:36 pm

      Thanks Seh! Actually it’s a sunRISE. Took it right before getting into the car to head home at the end of the trip. 5:30 am.ReplyCancel

A walk around Mimi’s Yard

Spent the afternoon with my mom (grandkids call her Mimi) and toured her beautiful yard. An insanely gorgeous day, and about as phree as it gets. Family, nature, sun, warmth, conversation…it’s all good, and it doesn’t cost a dime.  

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  • georgiaMay 30, 2010 - 12:25 pm

    it was a phenomenal day, wasn’t it? and looks like we’re in for another today.

    love the clouds, and the iris close-up and squirrel shot too! your mom’s yard is very beautiful. looks like a garden oasis.

    have a great rest of your weekend, ryan!ReplyCancel

  • MimiMay 30, 2010 - 11:53 pm

    I love the little bunny picture the best! Next time get a panoramic view of the whole back yard!ReplyCancel