Space Needle Day!


We took a Sunday afternoon and went to see the Space Needle and the EMF Museum for the Star Trek exhibit. Nerdy, but I’m a nerd, so I loved it. After the Space Needle visit we went to a Seattle institution that is a restaurant called 13 coins. My earliest childhood memories in Seattle are […]

Kirkland fit lifestyle

We are keeping very active here in Kirkland, enjoying the mild weather at this time of year. Normally by this time in Scottsdale we would be gathered around the air conditioner, but mostly in the pool drinking Margaritas.  Will I miss that pool?… I’m not sure yet. We are still really excited to be here, and […]

Our Washington wine adventure begins

French wine at Grape Choice..

So we’ve jumped in with both feet and began exploring the Washington wine scene right away. I became a member of the local wine bar Grape Choice. They are so laid back with a neighborhood feel, and a huge wine selection. They have regular Wednesday and Sunday wine tastings that I intend to take advantage […]

Our first visitors in Kirkland

Woodinville has a number of wineries!

Just a few weeks into our new adventure here in the Northwest, we had our first visit from my mom and sister. Aaron and I showed them around our cute little downtown, we ate good food, we drank great wine. I’m really glad they came to visit us!

Adjusting to our new city

We're here!

We spent the first week, easing into our new city. We don’t have a car, so we’re getting around on foot, by bike and by bus. It’s pretty fun. Our first walk was around the downtown Kirkland and along the waterfront of Lake Washington. Aaron’s office is right on the lake, so we meet at […]

The Move to Seattle

Whew! It's parked for the night.

In the wee hours after Niki’s 40th birthday bash, Aaron and I headed off west before dawn. We packed up the truck the afternoon before the party, and then hit the road about 4am. We hit LA about lunch time and met with Drew for a break and a little Drew-time. I miss me some […]

Working on the house

Here we go!

Poor Aaron. He works so hard. Well, it became time to REALLY start working on the house when Aaron got a job offer in Seattle. Aaron tore down the old beehive condominium that was in the block wall for a decade. That was way easier than we thought and should have been done years ago. […]

Jazz Nights at The Hills Pizza


For our last six months in Arizona, Aaron and I offered to help out our dear friend Ken. He owns a pizza joint and did not have the staff to handle the wine service on jazz night. Of course I would help out! AND I would get paid in wine? DONE. We were so sad […]

McDowell Mtn Loop


Our last long hike of the 2016 winter/spring season was at Bell Pass to Tom’s Thumb at McDowell Mountain Park in Scottsdale.  It was long and grueling.  The views were spectacular, but the heat was starting to get to us.  After 7 hours we finished the day with a calzone and plenty of wine at […]