Iceland – Day 5 – Adventurous Eats

After seeing the Northern Lights at 6pm yesterday, we came back to our apartment, dropped off all of the gear, and headed out to hit some of the local bars that we've been meaning to get to for the last few days.  We ran into a friend we made on the bus during the Golden Circle tour, and stayed up

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Iceland – Day 4 – Golden Circle and THE NORTHERN LIGHTS!

We spent the morning at the Golden Circle, but spending the evening seeing the aurora borealis kind of overshadowed everything else today.  That's why we do this blog.  It's a good opportunity for us to go back through our own day and remember how awesome it was!  So let's get started with some geysers, waterfalls, and sunsets in the Golden

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Iceland – Day 3 – The Blue Lagoon

Here we are at the half way point.  Time to get down to some serious relaxing at the Blue Lagoon. One of the advantages to having an apartment instead of a hotel is being able to cook your own food.  For breakfast I made potatoes and eggs. This is the cathedral at the end of our street.  Hallgrímskirkja Church City

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Iceland – Day 2 – Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and Pylsur

We are still trying to get acclimated to the time change, and 4 hours of daylight isn't helping anything.  After a continental breakfast at the hotel surrounded by 100 tour bus travelers, we're off to the Glacier Lagoon!   Glaciers!!  The following, in no particular order, are glaciers in a lake. If it's cold enough for glaciers, it's too cold

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11.4.16 – Dîner en Blanc

For the second year in a row, Cat and I attended Dîner en Blanc; a worldwide dinner party. Diner en Blanc started in 1988 by François Pasquier.  He wanted to have a dinner with his friends outside in a public setting, so he asked that everyone wear white to make it easier to find each other.  The same group got together the

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9.17.16 – Birthday, Baseball, and Blues

For Cat's birthday this year she decided she could do without a present, but not without catching a game at Wrigley Field.  The Cubs are having a legendary season, and my Chicago Cubs fandom has rubbed off on Cat. Cat sitting in our special elevator at the Palmer House Hotel. In 1996, for the hotel’s 125th anniversary, acclaimed art restorer

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Alaska Trip – Day 9 – Victoria

Last day!  We're finally in a great city, with good food, and awesome bars, and we only get to visit for 4 hours!  Ok...lot's to do and not much time. The beautiful Empress Hotel Cubans are legal in Canada! The best meal of the trip.  10  Acres Farm - Victoria, BC Not just a great meal, but another flat surface

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Alaska Trip – Day 8 – Ketchikan

We are getting near the end, but Alaska has so much wildlife that, up to this point, we haven't seen.  So from one boat to another, we spent our whole day in Ketchikan on a smaller boat checking out the native animals. It's a pretty cool little town.  This is about as close to civilization as we've been since Seattle.

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Alaska Trip – Day 7 – Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay was amazing.  We were on the ship all day, but it's tough to complain about being stuck on a ship when all of the views look like this!  While there are MANY glaciers in glacier bay, the pictures below are made up of the 3 large glaciers; Johns Hopkins, Margerie, and the Grand Pacific.  No commentary necessary -

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