Category Archives: Travel

All the places we visit, both near and far.

A Beautiful Birthday Week at the Beach and a Sad Goodbye

Last week we traveled to the Long Beach Peninsula in SW Washington. This has become an annual tradition to celebrate Jean’s birthday. Our condo had a great view of the ocean. We spent several afternoons walking on the beach. There … Continue reading

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Long Beach Washington

We spent last week in Long Beach. It was very stormy, but that is part of the appeal to visiting here in the winter. The waves are incredible. The storms roll in off the Pacific. And we had a ring … Continue reading

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34 Years Together, 33 Years Married!

We celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary with a trip to the North Cascades. Mt. Baker is one of Washington’s gems. From the lush rain forest of the foothills to the alpine tundra above tree line this area is a paradise … Continue reading

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Keys View

We took a brief trip to Keys View in Joshua Tree National Park. That is, if a 5 hour trip can be so called. You see, Keys View is only 12 miles from our condo – as the crow flies … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

For some of you this is a day early, for those on the other side of the world it’s right on time. We decided to go out to dinner (a rarity for us) to celebrate our love. However, to avoid … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree Painting

We have been lounging around the resort, taking morning walks, reading, playing ukulele and painting. I’ve also been working on developing some jazz chord progressions for Home Cookin’, the duo I’m in with Julie Jacobs. Today I’m posting a brief … Continue reading

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Indio Days

We begin each day with a walk around our condo complex. We are surrounded by a golf course with badland hills in the background. The condos surround a central area with several ponds with waterfalls and ducks, two swimming pools, … Continue reading

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A Cold and Windy Day

Despite the weather forecast we headed out to Joshua Tree National Park. Last year at this time the flowers were beautiful. However, there has been less rain this winter and the flowers are later. The ocotillo are not blooming, so … Continue reading

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Winter in California Desert

Super Bowl Sunday and it’s sunny and 80 F outside! A short walk brought the colors of the landscape today into focus Today is a day for yellow and blue! After the walk we retired to our condo where it … Continue reading

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Three New Paintings

Yes, I have been painting in between our hikes and day trips. There are many things here to inspire paintings. Here are three I’ve finished in the last couple of weeks. I love the grasses along the seashore. These I … Continue reading

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