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Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place

While I love painting and creating art, there are many other things I do which make me happy. In fact, just about everything in which I partake makes me happy–why not? 71 more words


The Iron Horse Trail

Way back in 1911 the Chicago Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific railroad began rail service across the cascade mountains.  That rail trip included a 2.7 mile long tunnel under the mountains at Snoqualmie Pass.   588 more words


Blue Lake VanSlam 2015

So we’re headed off again.  This time to the annual Sun Lakes summer bash with family and friends.

Our departure day was a scorcher with eastern Washington temperatures in the 100’s and a nasty layer of smoke blanketing the normally cobalt blue skies. 319 more words



About this time last year, my buddy Dan and I were riding the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route from south to north. After one day of sunny weather (riding the I-5 slab down to Stevenson, WA) it rained everyday… It rained HARD everyday. 1,740 more words