illuminate history

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

Transcontinental Loop 2022 – Part 3

May 8-13 I should probably call this next set of posts “Transcontinental Loops 2022″, since we rarely headed from one family visit to another by the most direct route. After … Continue reading

May 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Transcontinental Loop 2022 – Part 2

April 30-May 7 Part 1 covered April 26-29. On April 30, we traveled south-east to another incredible site that was enhanced by humans: Mesa Verde, CO. It wasn’t far, so … Continue reading

May 12, 2022 · 1 Comment

Transcontinental Loop 2022-Part 1

April 26-29 It’s been nearly two and a half years since I posted anything–although we haven’t stayed at home the entire time. We’ve been to California, to Europe (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, … Continue reading

May 7, 2022 · 3 Comments

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