Wallace, Idaho

Wallace, ID lies about 45 minutes east of Coeur d’Alene. The entire town is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. This old-school mining town contains a variety of shops, eateries, museums, and other interesting places. The Visitor Center grounds contains a variety of mining equipment on display. Wallace offers a nice place to […]

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Coeur d’Alene Area

I’ve driven I-90 several times but never stopped in Coeur d’Alene (CdA), Idaho until spending a week there in 2021. I regret not stopping before because this area has so much to offer. CdA itself is a fun city complete with eateries of all types, shops, museums, and lots of outdoor activities. The downtown contains […]

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The Great Walmart XBox Adventure

This story begins with some house visitors who decided to permanently borrow a bunch of electronics and other things from my house. They impolitely opened the back sliding door with a universal key (crowbar) and then went shopping. I came home from shooting some awesome tulip pictures in the Skagit Valley and found the house […]

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It’s Not Just a Photo

One of our projects was shooting portraits for church photo directory. This would be a fun and challenging project that would provide a much needed resource for our church. Our goal was to provide a very unique directory that allowed people‚Äôs personalities to shine through the photos. Too many church directories use standard head shots […]

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Eagle Watching

The Pacific Northwest has many places to watch eagles. The bald eagles are particularly impressive birds to watch. A few places to watch eagles include: On Fir Island take Wylie Road to the Fish & Game building. There are trails and view points near the water. Take Hwy-9 to Mt Baker Hwy. After about a […]

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Company Review: Kaiser Permanente

When I review companies I give my honest opinions and this will be a very long and brutal review. Let me set the overall tone. Kaiser Permanente is one of the worst companies that I have ever had the misfortune to deal with. They are bureaucratic beyond belief, their internal systems are a complete failure, […]

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Hawaii

Hawaii is one of my favorite places. I have been to Oahu, Big Island, Maui, and Kauai. Picking a favorite island is nearly impossible since each island is so different and each has such a different vibe. When visiting the islands be sure to NOT act like a typical tourist. Do NOT race from one […]

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Montezuma & Tuzigoot

The Sedona area is full of surprises and interesting places. Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well, and Tuzigoot are three really interesting places are not far from Sedona. These are ancient ruins left by people who lived there between 1,000 and 1,400 AD. The hilltop community at Tuzigoot overlooks the entire valley. The Visitors Center contains models […]

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Sedona, AZ

Sedona is an amazing place with red rocks, impressive geological monuments, and other amazing sights. Activities include hiking, off-roading, biking, and normal tourist activities including shopping, art galleries, museums, and dining. Sedona is a wealthy area where many of affluent and entertainment figures frequent. I normally do not enjoy the overpriced tourist locations but Sedona […]

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Hawaii: Oahu

Oahu has many famous sites including Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, Honolulu, Waikiki Beach, etc. When I visit Hawaiian Islands I like to enjoy the natural places and the people. The big, bustling city of Honolulu is not my idea of Hawaii but many tourists flock there. Oahu has much to offer besides the big city. […]

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