Category: Deb

We are different. We are the same.

At one point in our trip, we were discussing the current political situation in the US with some Germans, and the woman cautioned her husband to watch his choice of words–they didn’t know exactly how we stood on… Read More

Driving is terrifying

One of the major cultural shifts we’ve had to press through: remembering about cars. The couple of times we’ve rented cars over the last few years have been pretty scary, but some of that could be attributed to different… Read More


Three nights, four days, straight up photos.


Whatever the state of the bank account, we are undeniably rich in friends. We had a fantastic weekend in Victoria, BC, visiting folks we hadn’t seen since Tino was two days old. Yes, we were just in Portland,… Read More

Pacific Northwest

After an intensive week of family and friends, we headed back to the wilds of National Park campsites with a trip up to Crater Lake. Everything was as beautiful as expected; what we did not anticipate was the… Read More