Entries from Postcards from the Trail tagged with 'NaBloPoMo'

End of November

Torres del Paine Woohoo! I made it! One whole month of blogging. Thank you for staying with me while I blogged my travels and random thoughts. I hope to continue to blog more frequently - probably not every day...

In memory of Cassie

It has been a year since our kitty Cassie was put down. We got her originally in 1996 with sister Mina. They were born on a farm from dumped cats. She was the 'beauty queen' compared to her runty...

Holiday Spirit

Thanksgiving was so early this year plus going to Hawaii late in October has made it very hard for me to realize that it is almost December. I keep thinking it is still October even after stuffing myself for...

Snowy Owl Returns

We are home and trying to get back into our routine of walking. We stopped for about two weeks while G and I have had colds. We did the Marina walk today. G has been bringing along the binoculars...

Christmas Card via Shutterfly

Photo CardView the entire collection of cards. I'm late getting my Christmas cards ordered - We love their cards and their services. Calendar is up next to do....

Sunny Bay Area

Another sunny day in the Bay Area. I love this warm late fall. Temperatures almost up to 70's....

Happy Thanksgiving

via The Graphics Fairy There is so much in my life and world to be thankful for. The item that is always the first - is my health. I am so thankful that I have made it through my...

Alvord Desert

Looking over my photos for the year, I keep coming back to our time in Eastern Oregon. Our day trip from our camp in the Steens Mountains to the Alvord desert sticks in my mind. It seems so remote...

Ginger Cookies

I used to be known for my cookies. At my previous job, I was a product specialist and I held weekly meetings focusing on the product I supported. We would have a roundtable discussing customer issues and updates on...

Rain

November is our rainiest month. The transitioning between Fall and winter is always unpredictable especially the week before Thanksgiving. Our tradition for many years was to get together with G's parent here in Seattle. It was an ongoing joke...

Beer Braised Chicken

Several weeks ago, Amy asked about favorite beef stew on a thread on Slow Talk. The discussion mentioned Carbonnade which is a Belgium stew made with beer, mustard and onions. It has lingered in the back of my mind...

September Harvest Moon

Sunset at the Edmonds Pier I have been going through my photos looking for items for our annual Christmas Card and Calendars. I'm a little uninspired this year. G and I have both been sick the past week. It...

Fall Vistors to the Backyard

Flicker The forecast has been for rain. Rain is always unusual in Seattle. Typically it is drizzle or showers. Rain in the forecast means it will be a constant heavy downpour. Sometimes the storm comes up from Hawaii and...

2012 Anniversary Hike at Mt Rainier

September 2, 2012 I have to remember not to do our anniversary hike during Labor Day Weekend. This is the second year in a row that we have traveled up to Rainier to do our annual hike to celebrate...

Inspiring Women

I have been working an alternate shift at work to cover our office in Asia. I start at 3pm in the afternoon and finish up around 11pm. I have slowly adjusted to the different time by sleeping in later and...

Confessions of a Fussy Eater - Ethnic Food

Growing up in a German-Irish 3rd generation household in the fifties, our menus were mainly made up of meat, potato and a vegetable. Ethic food was nothing that my mother learned to cook. I remember her drawer of cookbooks....

Big Island - Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Day 7 - Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden - October 23, 2012 It was our last day but one of the best days. Our friends are also into gardening. They had been to the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden near Hilo...

Favorite Winter Walks in the Seattle Area: Richmond Beach

In addition to the Edmonds Marina, we are walking at the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park. We have used this park for training, exercise, picnics and enjoying the outdoors for over10 years. It has a little bit of everything. G...

Big Island - Day at the Beach

Day 6 - Time for the Beach - October 22, 2012 It was time for a relaxing day after our trip and hike at Volcano National Park. We lounged around and had a leisurely breakfast. I wanted to also...

Big Island - Kilauea Iki Hike

Kilaueau Iki Trail from parking lot vista point Day 5 - Hiking in the Kilaueau Iki Crater - October 21, 2012 One of the items that was top on our list of 'to-do' on the Big Island was the...

Big Island - Farmers Markets and north

"A" Beach - Kohala area Big Island Hawaii Day 4 - Big Island Farmers Markets and North - October 20, 2012 Saturday is the main farmers market day on the Big Island. There are several markets being held including...

Big Island - Leilani Nepenthes

Day 3 - Leilani Nepenthes - October 19, 2012 It was back bac in June when we were discussing where to go for a week. I had one more week vacation. We looked around at different options – Arizona,...

Favorite Winter Walks in the Seattle Area: Lord Hill Regional Park

Another one of our favorite winter walks or hikes is Lord Hill Regional Park near Snohomish. I originally blogged about it on our first trip in 2010. It is one of our favorites to do in the Fall or...

Big Island - Pu`uhonua O Hōnauna

Day 2 - Exploring around Keauhou - October 18, 2012 We were awake before dawn. There is a three hour difference in time between the west coast and Hawaii so we were wide awake by 5:30am. It is actually...

Big Island - Arrival in Kona

I need a spur to get back to blogging. It is November and time for the NaBloPoMo - National Blog Post Month at BlogHer. It is the push I need to do some blogging and get my travels recorded. Join...