"Or maybe it was just the fact that I am a very lucky person. When I feel lucky in the total sense, I also feel very much ashamed for my weaknesses and the times when I have doubted, the instances when I've wasted a bit of what is most valuable in life. Time has passed, and I'm somewhere on a hill now. Anywhere I look around is down. Along the rest of the way, I must be less afraid. And more grateful." -- James Krenov, A Cabinetmaker's Notebook

Taos - 2018...

Quick trip to SW Colorado and NW New Mexico to visit friends and see the scenery.

Sanibel 2017...

We took the sunshine with us to Sanibel and met up with some old friends, made some new ones, and saw wildlife of all kinds.

Yoder Hall wedding 2016...

A gorgeous day for a wedding! A wonderful couple and great friends and family to celebrate with.

New York City Trip 2016...

Went to see Austin and Katie. Aaron came, too. Then off to meet friends in New Haven, CT. Wonderful week!

Whitefish Trip 2015...

Some few photos of a wonderful trip to Whitefish, MT, returning to Grand Forks, ND, via Amtrak. Scenery was gorgeous and it was great to see friends again!

Hobb's wedding 2015...

Whirlwind weekend in North Carolina for Aaron and Heather's wedding. Sadly, my photos of the fine couple weren't very good, but this is what I did get of the event.

Houston 2015...

Trip to Houston for Ali and Christina's wedding, followed by a side trip to Port Aransas for bird watching.

New Mexico 2014...

A fine time in northern New Mexico at the invitation of Sherry and Stephen.

Thanksgiving 2013...

Great trip out east.

Porch Stompers trip to northern Minnesota

Nate and Alice's wedding...

What a wonderful day!

New England / Canada

A beautiful, relaxing and refreshing trip!

Okoboji, Fall 2012...

A very few pictures of a very beautiful week.

Aaron's new home...

Forgive the mess. He was having a party.

35th Onion Creek Clogger Reunion

And a great time was had by all!

April 1st - 2012

A wonderful early spring of flowers!

Trip to Sanibel - 2012

A beautiful time on Sanibel! Shelling, swimming, birding and sunsets!

Girl's Trip to Captiva - 2011

Another wonderful week at the beach!

Slow Food Music Fest, Mustard Seed Farm

Nice day at Mustard Seed Farm near Ames. Good music, good food, good folk.

Chalk the Walk - Mount Vernon, IA

Spent Mother's Day in Mount Vernon. Ate at the Lincoln with some friends, wandered the chalk art, went bird watching at Palisades, Fuel for coffee and a cream soda. One fine day!

Trip to NYC

The whole family went to visit Austin and Katie. Fun trip!