• Nov 22, 2020

    My Turkish was quite limited and wasn't nearly as conversational or even as helpful as I had hoped.  But I get points for trying.  
  • Nov 22, 2020

    Our hop vines grow two stories high! We have Cascade and Willamette varieties. I've used them in several batches of homebrew.  I make a lovely Black IPA.    
  • Nov 21, 2020

    I studied Thai language for a year before we went, and it was wonderful to be able to speak with local people.  Came in very handy a few times while traveling around, too.  
  • Nov 20, 2020

  • Nov 20, 2020

    OMG, this was so cool!  The little fish are really tickly and I had to keep my feet firmly pressed against the bottom of the tank.  They still try to get in there though.  I did it for about 15 minutes, and my feet and legs were smoother...
  • Nov 19, 2020

    This was incredible to see!  I couldn't get over how many there were, and the amazing detail in each one.  We learned that their existence was considered a legend and practically a myth for a very long time, until they were accidentally ...
  • Nov 19, 2020

    I studied Mandarin Chinese for a while, but am just barely conversational.  I met this gentleman at a train station, and he patiently conversed with me for at least 20 minutes.  It was difficult, but very funny, and I was exhausted after...
  • Nov 19, 2020

    It is amazing! We had a whole section to ourselves for a good while.  Felt incredible to be at a place so iconic, that I've seen photos of.  But nothing beats actually being there.  Would love to really hike a good distance of the wall o...
  • Nov 19, 2020

    Amazing.  Simply amazing.  We went before dawn and watched the sunrise over the temple.   
  • Nov 19, 2020

    As a professional massage therapist, getting a Thai massage at Wat Po is an ultimate goal!  Finally got to do it.  Was not disappointed.   
  • Nov 19, 2020

    I had always wanted to do this.  I took a week-long hands-on boat building class at Pygmy Kayaks in Port Townsend, WA.  So fun, and I love my kayak!  
  • Nov 19, 2020

    So good! I recommend having it with a bit of sugar.  Didn't expect to like it, as I usually drink coffee with a ton of milk and sugar.  But it was really good!  
  • Nov 19, 2020

    Indescribably moving experience.  Incredible landscape.  So so worth it.  
  • Nov 18, 2020

    I have had 20 traumatic shoulder dislocations and am finally able to have my shoulder surgically repaired.  A huge milestone for me!  Can't wait to put this all behind me.   
  • Aug 1, 2020

    It's time to get a new dog!  It's been two years since we lost our first dog, Tucker.  Meet Nico!!  
  • Dec 31, 2019

    I put together 12 envelopes with prepaid date ideas for each month of the upcoming year.  I got some gift certificates or Groupons, or just included some cash for the date in each envelope.  Then I made up little coupons that detailed th...
  • Nov 15, 2019

    Got 8 degrees south of the equator in Bali.  I forgot to check on the water in the sink draining the other way!  Tried to see the Southern Cross constellation, but I'm not sure we were far enough south.  
  • Oct 20, 2019

    Most exotic coffee experience there is!  
  • Apr 15, 2019

    We stayed at an old hotel in the historic old part of Istanbul.  Our room was so tiny and barely had any of the advertised view.  I was so disappointed, until we made our way up to the rooptop restaurant.  Wow!  Great food, amazing view....
  • Apr 15, 2019

    Huge, and easy to get turned around.  So many shops, a bit intimidating at first.  Spices, clothing, leather goods, souvenirs, etc.  Fun to explore.  
  • Apr 12, 2019

    We found the greatest place in Göreme, Cappadocia, in central Turkey.  Wonderful Turkish breakfast in the morning.  Amazing viewpoint just up the road to see out over the entire town.  Amazing experience.  I'd go again in a heartbeat.  
  • Apr 5, 2019

    It's amazing to be able to meet up with someone who knows the area you are visiting, and we ended up at the best place for lunch with an old classmate of mine.  Had some regional dishes I would never known to order, and had a chance to l...
  • Nov 19, 2017

    I love street food!  It is so fun.  Make sure you see the food being cooked or see that it is clearly boiling, etc., to make sure it is fresh.  A good rule to follow is that if there is a line of people waiting for the food, it's probabl...
  • Nov 8, 2017

      Amazing karst scenery.  If I ever get back, I'll do the full day boat.  We did just a short ride, but it was amazing and something I've always wanted to do.  
  • Apr 15, 2017

    We spent three days cruising down the river.  It was amazing.  
  • Mar 15, 2015

    My husband bought a handmade ukulele from an amazing woodworker while we were in Thailand.  So, of course, we had to take lessons to learn to play.  It was really fun!  
  • Oct 25, 2014

    We did a two-week Thai Massage class at the Sunshine Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  It was a class of 16 students, from 9 different countries.  So much fun!  Excellent instruction, and even did some fun excursions with one of o...
  • Oct 25, 2014

    I had always wanted to attend a cultural festival in another country, so we timed our Thailand/Cambodia trip to coincide with Loi Krathong.  It was amazing!  
  • Oct 1, 2014

    We built two!  I love them and want to build some more handmade furniture for our deck.  
  • Jul 10, 2012

    I've always wanted to learn to play the banjo.  We took classes in bluegrass and hammer style  
  • Dec 10, 2007

    It was a lot of hard work.  Many, many late nights and early mornings.  But I made it and I'm so happy.  
  • Oct 10, 2003

    We live on the river with a view of the mountains  
  • Jan 1, 2000

    I've been in business for more than 20 years now.  While I've sometimes had a side gig as an employee, I basically support myself with my own business now.  It's a lot of hard work and extra responsibility, but it's all mine.  
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