Vanuatu – Where is that?

Wow what happened – a blink of an eye – and now its 4 months later and lots of stuff to catch up on. Almost a yearly tradition we rung in the New Year with our friends the Sudore’s in Fishlake. We were lucky and had snow this year and Mike motivated us to build an…

Smoked Salmon Pacific Northwest Style

These days there is somewhat of a “doom and gloom” atmosphere here in Seattle, or should I say in all of the US? It seems like nature as well as human kind has gone on a rampage. As if its not enough that every day there are news about  hurricanes, flooding’s and earthquakes, taking thousand…

Indochina The Travel Journal Day 18 & 19

Wow – it took me 9 months to actually bring our Indochina trip to live on my blog – and today is the day of my final entry – yeah! This was a trip of epic proportions where everything just came together at the right time in the right place. Here in Seattle I run…

Indochina The Travel Journal Day 16-17

  Day 16: September 29th: Sapa After a somewhat rough night on the Victoria night express to Sapa we meet Mao, our Hmong tour guide at the Sapa railway station. We arrive at 6:00 am in the morning after maybe a couple hours of sleep on a very bumpy train ride. I “usually” don’t think…OMG…