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Tue
30
Jul '19

Life Report: Happy 13th Anniversary

Realized that today is the 13th Anniversary of my first blog post. Wonder what is was? I was starting a trip to China to go on a Viking River Cruise with The Colonels. Here is the link: https://blog.unclemarkie.com/2006/07/30/seattle/ What a long strange trip it’s been – thank you for coming along. [226.2] For more blog […]

Sun
28
Jul '19

Trip Report: Whistler For The Last Time This Summer

Last trip to Whistler – this time with Bliss. Nice to have someone to share the expenses and the driving. You’ve all seen the pictures of the units I stay in, so this will be a brief post. Stopped at Duty Free (as always), and since Kevin doesn’t drink much (somebody has to even me […]

Fri
26
Jul '19

Trip Report: Whistler Second Visit

One of these days I get tired of Whistler in the Summer. Not yet. Trip number two this summer, mostly in pictures. The trip started with a Sunday night at Birch Bay. Ribs on the grill, whiskey in the glass. Not a bad way to pass an evening. Morning finds us on the road again! […]

Sun
7
Jul '19

Trip Report: Return From The Big Apple

One of the downsides of the Wyndham New York Midtown is the 10am checkout. It’s a serious drag to get packed up, bags put in storage for the afternoon since my flight isn’t until 6:30. Caught an early lunch with Russ (11:30am, when they opened) at The Grand Central Oyster Bar – close to where […]

Fri
5
Jul '19

Trip Report: Big Apple

New York isn’t someplace that I really want to visit in July due to the heat and no cheap plane tickets. Flew into Newark (EWR) on United, using a ton (50,000 miles) for my First Class seat. Before the airline switched to “dynamic pricing” of its award seats, it would have been half that. But […]