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Grand Teton Mountains

Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Salt Lake City

Just returned with the family from Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole and Yellowstone. The most memorable sites: Antelope island just outside Salt Lake City. Downtown Jackson Hole The drive from Jackson to Yellowstone viewing the Grand Tetons Yellowstone valley / Yellowstone river The Grand prismatic basin, Old faithful geyser, and Firehole drive, inside Yellowstone Catch...Read More

White House Gardens

Got a neat opportunity today to tour the White House Gardens. For one weekend a year the White House opens their gardens in the fall. Our family went in the mid afternoon and loved seeing the White House up-close and seeing the Rose Garden, Jacqueline Kennedy garden, the Children’s garden, Kitchen garden and more. We...Read More

Dulles Plane Pull Day 2017

We love going to the IAD Plane Pull Day. The event is a fundraiser for Special Olympics and generates near $400k annually at this one event. We love the kids activities and bounce houses, touring through all the planes and cars, and of course watching the teams compete as they pull a United or FedEx...Read More

Merry Christmas!

Are the yearly ‘family Christmas update letters’ corny or captivating? Remember how around early December your mailbox would be stuffed with letters that recapped a family’s happenings in the past year? Quite possibly these letters are now extinct, replaced by people sharing every detail about daily happenings on social media. Well, my wife and I...Read More

Washington, DC

Final stop! Washington, DC and Virginia. We’ve settled that this area will be our home come 2016. Now to find a house. This area has loads of ‘mixed’ housing meaning you get an old, dilapidated property sitting next to a new million dollar home. We are searching for a newer neighborhood without the mixed feeling....Read More

Atlanta

After San Francisco, we traveled to Atlanta in search of houses. Our search was focused around John’s Creek area. We found many lovely houses – all which would be perfect for our family. However, in the end, we have settled on Washington, DC as our home city when we move back. Crystal and kids came...Read More

San Francisco

Traveled to the Guidewire user conference, Connections, in San Francisco. Was able to have the family come along. Ningning and Vivian enjoyed their days roaming the parks around downtown San Fran while I worked. This was the first of 3 USA cities – Atlanta and Washington, DC came afterwards. Vivi is a great flyer even...Read More

Chicago

Traveled to Chicago for the Guidewire annual services conference. Chicago is my favorite big city within the USA. I worked there (Merchandise Mart for Banker’s Life and Casualty) for almost 2 years. Great city. I enjoy a stroll up along the beach, walking around town and seeing the architecture, walking through Grant and Millennium parks,...Read More