Category Archives: Outings

Kniffin Men Hike (brother Eric- you were missed!)

For Opas 77th birthday, we went on a short hike together. These are the days you remember… 🙂

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Summer Days: Crabapple Lake, Uncle Mike’s lake property

Today was a quintessentially summer day. Seattle is set for a mini heat-wave of a week in the 80s-90s (at least by our standards. I know that many readers of this blog have experienced head much hotter than this, in … Continue reading

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Back Home

Well, we are home. Whew! It’s nice to be home, and settled. But there’s also an amazing feeling of accomplishment and adventure. Below is our final map of every basic stop we had. More tomorrow on some concluding thoughts

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Crater Lake

We met with Cousin Brian. Niewenhuis and his wife, Melissa (great to see you, Nieuhwenhuis family!!) We headed from there to Crater Lake, which was jaw dropping. We left yesterday morning.        

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Resistance from the kiddos

I said at the outset of this trip that i thought this was the first year our girls could really get something out of this trip.  That’s proven to be true, in more ways than one.  On the positive side, … Continue reading

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Stop 3: Yosemite National Park

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What is there to say about Yosemite? It’s amazing. It’s popular. It’s one of the few places that, no matter how much you’ve heard about it, it still amazes you. I’ll say one other thing: this was special because it’s … Continue reading

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Stop #2: San Francisco

We tried to mix some city with the parks.  Stop number two was San Francisco.          

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Stop #1: Redwoods (West Coast Road Trip)

So, we arrived at the first of the 3 major Parks that comprise the building blocks of this trip, and it was amazing! Would you believe I had a few friends tell me there wasn’t much to seeing the redwoods? … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, lovely girl

Abigail turned 9, a few hours ago. Here we are with a very special view, off the Mendocino coast.

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Lake Michigan with friends


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