Apr 11 2011

2011 Spring Break in Sedona

We spent this year’s spring break in Sedona, Arizona. Iris and Ron had visited Sedona once, before the kids were born, but remembered very little of their trip.

We stayed at the Sedona Summit Resort on the west end of Sedona. It was a nice, luxurious two-bedroom unit with private baths and king size […]

Mar 12 2010

Spring Break 2010

We took a trip to Orlando, Florida, this year during the kids’ spring break. We flew to Orlando on Sunday, taking a direct flight on American Airlines. We stayed at a time share, the Polynesian Isles Resort in the city of Kissimmee, which was just 15 minutes from the Disney theme parks. Actually, everything […]

Jul 5 2009

4th of July

We spent the 4th of July weekend at Ron’s sister, Julie’s, home up in Hanford. Iris and Morgan took the Amtrak up to Hanford on Wednesday. Interestingly, the train does not go all the way through; they had to first take a bus to Bakersfield and then a train the rest of the way (Ron […]

Jan 2 2009

San Luis Obispo

We traveled up the Central Coast of California to attend a memorial service for Iris’ cousin, Jim Okada. We stayed at an Embassy Suites in San Luis Obispo and had dinner at the Madonna Inn, which was just down the road.


Nov 27 2008


Normally, we have Thanksgiving with Iris’ extended family. This year we traveled up north to San Jose to have Thanksgiving with Ron’s old roommate, Tim Orsley, and his family. We were joined by another roommate of theirs, Frank Kovac, and his family of four, from Lake Tahoe.

We left Wednesday afternoon around 12:45 PM, and […]

Oct 11 2008

Blue Angels

We took a trip up to San Francisco to watch the Blue Angels perform during Fleet Week. Apparently, Fleet Week is a pretty big deal up here. It seemed like thousands of people lined the San Francisco Bay in order to watch the many demonstration flight teams.

We made the trip with both of […]

Jul 26 2008

Lake Isabella

We spent four days camping at Lake Isabella, which is just east of Bakersfield. We went with the Buchers, the Olsons, and friends of the Buchers from Boy Scouts. We came with high hopes of fishing action, but the lake didn’t yield much. Probably some bad after-effects from a big fire earlier in the year. […]

Jul 12 2008

Washington, D.C.

This was our big trip this summer, a week in Washington, D.C.. We stayed in Woodbridge, VA, and took the Metro in most days. We didn’t wake up early enough to catch any of the tours, but we did see quite a bit. We walked around the National Mall one day to visit the […]

Apr 13 2008

Spring Break 2008

We spent the week up in Avila Beach, a small town just north of Pismo Beach. We reserved a studio unit at the San Luis Bay Inn through our timeshare. The resort is beautifully situated, just across the street from the water, overlooking San Luis Bay to the northwest and Avila Beach to the southeast. […]

Feb 11 2006

Skiing at Lake Tahoe

This is our second ski trip with the kids. We stayed at a timeshare in Reno and drove two hours each morning to Sierra at Tahoe, a nice family-oriented resort. This was the first time Morgan would be taking real lessons. Last year, she was in the day care facility.

On our first day in […]