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Sayulita, Mexico

Monday, March 5th, 2012

The last few winters we’ve tried to head somewhere tropical to escape the Seattle rain. This year. for Meagan’s break in February, we decided to hit up Sayulita, Mexico for a week. It’s a formerly quaint but still relaxing beach town on the Pacific Coast near Puerto Vallarta. Meagan spent a week there last year [...]

North Cascades Heliskiing Trip

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Two weeks ago, I went on my second heli-boarding trip, this time in Mazama, Washington with the North Cascades Heliskiing. (The virgin adventure was in Panorama, BC two years ago). It would be an understatement to state that the trip did not disappoint. Fantastic snow (the 18″ earlier in the week + cold temperatures helped), [...]

Weekend in Portland

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

We spent the weekend in Portland. Meagan wanted to get away from the books for a while, and with no tests on the horizon, this weekend proved opportune. It’s also been a while since we’ve seen my cousin Becky, her husband Jay, and their adorable toddler Abby. The need to put together a small portfolio [...]

Wedding Slideshow

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

I know I am at risk of turning the blog into a serial reminiscence of the wedding – but the slide show that our Daria and Andy put together was too cool that I had to share it. Check it out here. I’ll hurry up and get back to writing stories of wrestling lions on [...]

Africa, Part 1 – The Beginnings

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Many have asked us how we picked Tanzania for our honeymoon. I am not really sure how it came about. We had a strong bias for going some place far away, since the summer after first year provided a relatively large travel window in the medical journey. Plus the honeymoon alone is justification enough. I [...]

Wedding Retrospective

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

I spent a good part of the weekend furiously typing away my memories of our happy time in Vermont. I’m sure it’s a little verbose at times, but I wanted as best I could to capture the moments for myself and for Meagan, and for anyone else who cared to read, and to thank the [...]

Fun in Vermont (Part 7) – The Farewell

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

[Continued from the previous day.] Sunday, our first full day as a married couple. We had a farewell breakfast at our cottage, so we arose fairly early to say our goodbyes to everyone. Meagan’s mom Jayne continued to help us in so many ways, this time cleaning up our place from the weekend partying and [...]

Fun in Vermont (Part 6) – The Reception

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

[Continued from earlier] The night, of course, was just beginning. After the ceremony, most headed back to the barn for some cocktails. Meagan and I stayed behind for some more photos, including the Dartmouth and Middlebury group shots. The clouds were starting to increase, which made for some great late afternoon light for the pictures. [...]

Fun in Vermont (Part 5) – The Ceremony

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

[Continued from earlier in the day.] I knew that the hour was drawing near when our photographers Daria and Andy showed up around 2 pm. We met Daria a few months earlier during our “engagement session”, and we couldn’t have been more thrilled with her – Andy was just as much fun – we’re looking [...]

Fun in Vermont (Part 4) – The ER

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

[Continued from the previous day.] Our wedding day, like most, started with a trip to the ER. I didn’t exactly plan on starting off our Saturday with a trip to Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, but sometimes things just work out that way. I am not quite sure what happened, but I think I hurt my [...]

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