Sunday, September 9, 2018

Gig Harbor and Puget Sound, Washington

Seattle's Pike Place Market

On August 1, 2018 (Ken's birthday) we flew to Washington State and visited our daughter, Jennifer, and grandchildren - Morgan, Jake (who was visiting from Texas), and Francesca.

Jennifer resides in Gig Harbor, a beautiful waterfront community on Puget Sound, outside of Tacoma. A surprise birthday gift for Ken was was a gondola tour of Gig harbor.

We enjoyed the weekly Farmer's Market and concerts in Gig Harbor as well as side trips to Port Townsend, Dungeness Spit (the longest natural sand spit in the U.S.), Port Orchard, Bremerton, Poulsbo, The Naval Undersea Museum, Bainbridge Island, and the Seattle Public Market.

On our last Sunday in the area, Jamey's Cousin, Joel, and his wife, Donna, hosted a very special family get-together and meal at their Seattle home. In attendance were Jamey and I, Jennifer's family, Jamey's cousin Josh and his family, Jamey's Cousin Jeana (she flew in from Alaska for the occasion), and Jamey's sister, Melody, and niece, Georgia (from Alabama). A great time was had by all!

Photos of our trip may be viewed in this Google Photo Album.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Southeast Asia: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam

Our SE Asia Itinerary
In January and February, 2018, we went on a 4-week tour of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

We flew four flights to reach Bangkok, Thailand, the starting point of the tour, another five flights between countries, then four more when returning home.

The tour was fast-paced and the itinerary extensive. At the end, we were exhausted, however, we saw sights and did things which would have been difficult to arrange on our own.

Click on the following links to view the slideshows: