Fall begins

My favorite sea­son in Portland is the cusp of Fall. After tor­ren­tial down­pours last week the weather is clear and the air crisp.

Spending last week in Sonoma, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz was fan­tas­tic. It also made me appre­ci­ate the vari­ety we get in the Northwest.


24 hours in Kirkby Stephen

At the very end of our 3 weeks in England Leah and I took the train up to Kirkby Stephen to stay with a col­lege pro­fes­sor of ours. It was a won­der­ful change of pace from Southern England and London. Kirkby Stephen is just east of the Lake District and is gor­geous. We stayed in […]


Cambridge and Newmarket

After Bath and London, Leah and I went to spend a week in Cambridge with our friend Sarah. While there we wan­dered around the city and the col­leges and took a day trip out to Newmarket and The National Stud horse facil­ity. With the excep­tion of the day in Newmarket the weather was won­der­ful. Sarah’s […]


Tourist time in London

Before spend­ing time in Bath Leah and I spent a week in London. Overall we spent two weeks in the city in April. It was great to split that time up with breaks in Bath and Cambridge. London is great and all but smaller towns are nice, too. This was Leah’s first trip to England so […]


Spending 24 hours in Bath, England

As part of the 3-week vaca­tion I took in April Leah and I spent about 24 hours in Bath, a fan­tas­tic city about a 40 min­utes by train west of London. I remem­bered lov­ing Bath when I vis­ited as a kid and it lived up to expec­ta­tions after return­ing. Since we were there for just […]

This will be just my third week in Portland since March 24th. After so much travel it’s nice to just be home for a while.