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This was our first visit. We saw most of the obligatory sites – the Space Needle, Chihuly Gardens and the awesome MoPop. We rode the monorail. We enjoyed beautiful weather during most of our brief stay. It was a bit smoky from the numerous forest fires, but we did manage to see Mt. Rainier once from our eighth-floor room at the spectacular Thompson Seattle Hotel. The food was mostly very good. The sushi at Sushi Kashiba and the wonderful breakfast at Cafe Campagne are most memorable.



Another spectacular view as we leave Jackson, Wyoming.


Our first visit to Belize was a good one. We spent the first half at Blanacaneaux Lodge. (It was so wonderful, we’re already planning another visit.) For the second half, we chose a beach setting at another Coppola resort – Turtle Inn. Both were amazing in their own way, and provided excellent backdrops for the highly-rated Fuji X-T2. As you can see, my new favorite camera performed quite nicely.

If you’re a glutton for punishment, you can view way too many pictures in our Google Album from the trip.

Santa Fe

We had absolutely no plans when we arrived in Santa Fe. Lots of food recommendations from friends, but as always, we wanted the flexibility to do our own thing. So, it was pure luck that drove us to the coolest place in Santa Fe – Canyon Road. We discovered this amazing cluster of galleries one block from our hotel after spending nearly three days at the tourist trap that is the Santa Fe Plaza. Not only are the most unique galleries on this 1/2 mile stretch, but it’s also the home of one of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had – Geronimo. Five stars.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from our recent visit to Santa Fe.

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

We’ve all seen pictures of this amazing event, rumored to be the most photographed event in the world. While it is an amazing photo-op, pictures cannot capture the controlled chaos of the simultaneous launch of hundreds of whacky, colorful balloons. You can walk right up to the action. Balloon pilots and crew are happy to answer questions. Spectators are allowed everywhere in the launch area.

This Friday’s event featured balloons with “special shapes”. We agree that this event was worth crawling out of bed at 4:30 AM. Definitely one for the bucket list.

View the rest of the shots in my Google+ Album.

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