illuminate history

Curiosity: forget “Cherchez la femme” (Look for the woman.) “Cherchez l’histoire.” (Look for the story.)

Hawaiian Holiday

Apologies in advance for the disjointed style of this posting. Formatting, etc. are almost impossible on this site now. We returned to a beach-side cottage on Molokai, where we stayed … Continue reading

January 10, 2020 · 2 Comments

Glacier Vacation

This summer, we opted for a road trip in the opposite direction: to Alaska by way of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada. We spent the night of June 25 in … Continue reading

October 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Extended Family-Part 6

A few days later we drove to the North Shore and hiked part way up the Kealia Trail. It began as a smooth dirt trail, but transitioned to increasingly larger, … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Extended Family-Part 5

We hiked up to Makapu Light during the week. This is something we’ve done before; the overall perspective and sense of history is worth repeating many times. On our way … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Extended Family-Part 4

We arrived home late on New Year’s Eve, turning our attention to even younger grandchildren: the almost two-year-old twins in Honolulu, staying at the same VRBO as last year—within easy … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Extended Family-Part 3

We indulged in more nostalgia on our stop in Eureka on the way home. First we saw that the marina that was as far north as our boat Annikin went … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Extended Family-Part 2

We spent a delightful week at the Executive Inn on the Oakland slough. Not only could we see San Francisco across the Bay, the location brought back very old memories … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Extended Family-Part 1

There’s a pattern here: both family-centered trips this winter included visits with our very young grandsons, lots of beach hikes—some more strenuous than others, and visits to enthralling art museums. … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Trip West to the Old–and New–East-Part 6: Nagasaki

I won’t say that Nagasaki was the most interesting port we visited–I think you can tell from my other accounts that each place was fascinating. But one image from Nagasaki, … Continue reading

January 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Trip West to the Old–& New–East: part 5 — Sasebo, Japan

Looking back over what I posted in the past few days, I see that I got a little mixed up. Our itinerary wasn’t precisely linear– we stopped at Sasebo, Japan … Continue reading

January 11, 2019 · 1 Comment