2014: This is what gathering moss looks like.

It seems like just yesterday we wrote about the insanity that was 2013. To create balance in the universe, 2014 has been THE YEAR OF STAYING PUT. At least by our standards. We visited the Canadian Rockies, Alaska, Hawaii, and Portland. And staying put has its own rewards: like spending time with family and reconnecting with old…

Hawaii: The Final Frontier

One of the great highlights of Hawaii’s Big Island is the Mauna Kea observatory complex. It’s located 14,000 feet up on what is the tallest mountain in the world when measured from the base of the sea floor. From our home base in Waimea, we drove only about an hour to the visitor’s center named after…