Hugh & Nancy retired in May, 2015. Hugh was a Systems Engineer, and Nancy was an Administrative Assistant. After 40-years of work, we're both ready for a change!! This blog will help us capture some of our adventures...
  • Day17

    Bainbridge Island

    June 26, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    We landed in Seattle and spent a couple days with Jeanie & Gordon, and then we spent a couple of days with Tedd & Kathy. What a fun way to end a fantastic trip!

    Jeanie & Gordon took us to the Museum of History and Industry. What a great museum. It documented a lot of the history of Seattle from the time of the Yukon Gold Rush (1898), to World Wars1 & 2 (1917-1945) and Microsoft (1981- now). Recently, Amazon is taking over much of downtown Seattle. The streets are full of what seems to be 20,000 20-somethings at lunch time. It's all very exciting!

    Tedd and Kathy arranged for a visit with Deena. What a fun morning. We haven't seen Deena in a long time it was good to catch up with her. Deena and Nancy always bring the best out in each other and it's fun for the rest of us to watch!

    Later that afternoon Tedd & Kathy took us to the Norwegian Sailors Guild in Poulsbo for dinner and conversation with 200 people we've never met before! Sailors are always fun!! Hugh fit right in with some retired submariners having a discussion of Snowden and what should be done with classified information.

    It was sad when they had to drop us at the airport. That meant our vacation was coming quickly to an end. Bummer! The trip home was uneventful - Con and Joann met us at the airport in San Jose, and we were very happy to see our kitty when we got home.
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  • Day12


    June 21, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    We're staying at the Princess Wilderness Lodge in Denali National Park. The mountain makes its own whether it was shrouded in clouds. Two days in Denali National Park is just too short. But we went to see the sled dogs and took the Natural History tour. The dogs were great - we love their joy & energy when they're harnessed to work!

    But the highlight of our trip was seeing a close encounter between a grizzly bear and six unsuspecting tourists. The tourists did exactly what they're supposed to do - holding up their arms and trying to look as big as possible and making a lot of noise to scare off the bear. The bear checked them out and decided he wanted nothing to do with them and wandered off!!
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