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  • Bakkers’ for Independence Day

    Bakkers’ for Independence Day

    Jul 3, 2017 21:14


    Our flight down south Our flight down south Our flight down south Our flight...

  • Camp Redwoods

    Camp Redwoods

    Jun 27, 2017 19:40


    It’d been 15 years since I’d been to Redwoods, we shouldn’t have left it that long… It’s such...

  • Arizona


    May 26, 2017 15:53


    Taking a hike in the early morning before the temperature rose Taking a hike in the early morning before...

  • Three Weeks in Australia

    Three Weeks in Australia

    Mar 25, 2017 15:30


    This trip Down Under was our longest one since we took our walkabout back in 2009/2010, it was so nice to be able to relax...

  • Sydney!


    Mar 25, 2017 15:00


    Our last stop in Adelaide was a short stint in Sydney with the Ettridges in Double Bay. Lisa and I hadn’t been to Sydney...

  • Yorke Peninsula

    Yorke Peninsula

    Mar 14, 2017 4:30


    We had an action packed few days on Yorke Peninsula with the Brown clan, great to get over there to meet Louis and see the...

  • The Tweed Coast

    The Tweed Coast

    Mar 10, 2017 1:00


    We jumped at the opportunity to stop in on Todd and Celia on the picturesque Tweed Coast on our way to Adelaide this week,...

  • Harvest Trip to Oregon

    Harvest Trip to Oregon

    Sep 27, 2016 20:09


    While Mum was in the peak of harvest the three of us took a trip to Oregon this last weekend. One of my earliest memories...

  • Weekend in Visalia

    Weekend in Visalia

    Aug 21, 2016 15:25


    Getting the kids ready in Santa Rosa Getting the kids ready in Santa Rosa Over the Central...

  • The Eastern Sierras

    The Eastern Sierras

    Jul 30, 2016 18:00


    Our route across Central California Before breakfast on July 21 we all hopped in The Tank 2.0 and set off for our long awaited...

  • A Weekend in Avila

    A Weekend in Avila

    Jun 27, 2016 18:24


    Awesome weekend visiting the McGarrys down in Avila Beach. Great to get back to SLO and enjoy some beach time with the kids! ...

  • Honduras


    Apr 7, 2015 19:56


    It’d been almost two-and-a-half years since our week in French Polynesia with the Bakkers, way too long between tropical...

  • Park City

    Park City

    Feb 14, 2015 19:14



  • Christmas in Australia

    Christmas in Australia

    Dec 28, 2014 3:08


    We ventured to Adelaide for Christmas this year, the first time we’ve been in Adelaide for the holiday season since...

  • Disneyland!


    Jun 16, 2013 13:43


    Lisa had to host a winemaker dinner at Steakhouse 55 at Disneyland on Friday night, she also visited some clients around...

  • A Birthday Down Under

    A Birthday Down Under

    Mar 29, 2013 14:23


    Lilia turned two last week so we took the opportunity to enjoy some of the last days of summer in Australia and celebrated...

  • French Polynesia

    French Polynesia

    Dec 1, 2012 21:29


    Sitting on BART (the train) on the way to the airport to meet Lisa and Lilia for our flight to Papeete, the capital city...

  • Glacier National Park

    Glacier National Park

    Jul 4, 2012 8:54


    From the Quintero’s in Cascade we made the roughly three hour drive northwest across the wide open plains of central Montana...

  • Central Montana

    Central Montana

    Jul 4, 2012 7:48


    A couple of weeks ago family Valtenbergs ventured east to central Montana to catch up with Lisa’s uncle as he made his...

  • Death Valley

    Death Valley

    Jan 14, 2012 8:00


    Neither Lisa or I had ever visited Death Valley National Park and December and January are supposedly the best months to...