Welcome to our family site. Sylvia and I use this to update our friends on our activities.


Three Bars Ranch

Morning Roundup
Morning Roundup

After a respite of eighteen years, Sylvia and I decided to go trail riding for a week. We heard of a place in British Columbia called Three Bars Ranch and headed there in September, 2017.

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Tioga Pass and Hwy 395

One of the best roadtrips anywhere - I know that's a big claim - but this route has so much to see per mile.

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Road Trip

Sylvia hadn't had the opportunity to tour through southern Utah and the Grand Canyon until our friends asked us to meet them at the north rim of the Grand Canyon. We planned a road trip that would take us to:

  • Red Rock Canyon
  • Valley of Fire
  • Zion
  • Cedar Breaks
  • Bryce
  • Vermillion Cliffs
  • Grand Canyon

It turned out to be a spectacular adventure.

You see photos from our trip here.

Theo Graduates

We headed to Montclair, New Jersey, to celebrate Theo's accomplishment and to visit with family. Naturally we have to take some time to visit New York, the Statue of Liberty, Neue Gallery and the High Line. On father's day we drove to Philadelphia to visit the Barnes Foundation's fabulous collection of impressionist paintings.

Southern Africa

It has been a long-held desire to visit southern Africa to view unconstrained wildlife, which was fulfilled by our Ultimate Africa trip with Overseas Adventure Travel. We started out in Johannesburg, then traveled to Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and finally back to South Africa. We enjoyed almost every aspect of this trip, except for the long transfers between the US and South Africa and some of the epic transfers between bush camps.

You can see photos of our trip here.


We visited Cuba in April 2015 to see the effects of communist rule before sweeping changes occur after improved economic relations with the US. I've written a short essay about our experiences and have posted photographs which expose both good and bad views of our island neighbor.

Costa Rica

Now that retirement is upon us, we want to ramp up our travels around the world. We've done the Europe thing already so now it's off to Costa Rica on a people-to-people tour. Normally we consume a country and leave nothing in our wake; now we want to meet the local people and understand their outlook toward the world and life. 

You can see our photographs here