Need to equip a car with a mini kitchen — looking for travel appliances. Compact Appliance seems to have a ton of travel coolers but not so many microwaves. Microwaves at roadtrucker. I wonder how these work overnight when the […]
I love google maps and mapquest, but if you are planning a multi-leg road trip — say for instance visiting 8 colleges and universities over 4 days — AAA triptiks are still pretty darn useful. They make it easy to […]
OK I have no idea if this is the best of Yakima but it is what I found in 4 days there: * Where to stay — we stayed in the Hojo’s, it was merely adequate. Locals tell me that […]
Man these look great — look at the scenery around the fishhook and bench sites — i am jealous.
As usual Rich has been a posting machine during the last month. Some of the highlights I’ve noted: * Iceland travel. I hear they have some fantastic river rafting there. I’m ready to go. Just added to my 43places goals. […]
* What is up with the speed limits in Oregon? Vast stretches of empty country in the eastern part of the state, and speed limits set at 65. No other state in the west is stuck back at this level. […]
So had to relearn a bunch of cabin life skills from my youth over the last two weeks: * Power and heat. where is the propane turn on for the cabin? for the stove? for the grill? How do I […]
Back from two weeks of radio silence up on lopez island. Minor IT disasters on return — 3 power strips blown at home (can’t be a coincidence), one machine that forgot its hard disk config and was trying to boot […]
Yet again this year we purchased a license to Ridemax prior to our disneyland trip. Recommended. It is not so much the great schedules it prints out that we love — but the general data on ride wait times at […]
Spent a couple nice days there this week. Great weather. Here are some essential links: * Getting there. WSDOT Ferry schedules — read the footnotes carefully as there are a lot of intricacies in Lopez service. If you don’t need […]
After my forays this winter to Duluth and el paso, I wasn’t expecting much from the next stop in my tour of minor american cities — prescott, arizona. Boy was I pleasantly surprised! Prescott is a gem. High desert country […]
* El paso was dusty, hot, and windy. So brown compared to seattle. * Stayed at a decent hotel in downtown el paso — the camino real. An oasis of higher income activity in the downtown. * Downtown lively in […]
In the northwest: * On Vancouver Island, the Aerie or the Wickaninnish Inn. Ok probably cold and grey right now too but would be great in the summer. * The Stephanie Inn has always been a winner for us. And […]
For some reason my site is the top google listing for exclusive resorts, based on a simple old posting I did. Unclear why. I recently refreshed the posting to have the correct url, after being contacted by one of the […]
Continuing to look at vaca property in the area — Sam Hobson pointed me towards this great tool — San Juan County Assessor – Real Property Search — the interactive map is really great. Very helpful.
Spent some time this weekend looking at vaca property — goal is something a) on the ocean, b) rustic area, c) within a couple hours driving of seattle so that we will really use it and we can transport the […]
You leave the country for 5 weeks and everything is turned upside down when you return. We have a new nickel. A new coke. And our trash collection day has been moved to Wednesday. It’s like coming back to a […]
OK here are some of the highlights from the remainder of our trip: * Isola bella on lake maggiore. Previously blogged. Beautiful and the lake seems way cleaner than lake como. If we went back to this part of the […]
We visited the gardens and estate on Isola Bella today. Stunning! I was not very impressed with the Lakes District at the start of the day but I was so won over. The estate and gardens here were stunning, more […]
Oh another vaca highlight — the complete works of william shakespeare (abridged). Hilarious. Worth seeing, I’d love to see their other productions as well.