Category Family

Horses and creeks and rocks and sticks and cousins!

This is the stuff Huntsville memories are made of.

Grandpa Davis

One week ago today Jack J Davis, my grandfather and namesake — the original JJD — passed away.  He was 93. His obituary, which I have copied below, highlights much of what he will be remembered for:  His military service, his remarkable medical career, his even more remarkable dedication to caring for my grandmother during […]

Seattle for the Fourth – Legos!

When we went to bed after the fireworks on the 4th of July, I told my parents that we didn’t have any fixed itinerary for the next day, so they were free to take all the time they wanted in the morning and we’d figure out what to do with the rest of the day […]

Seattle for the Fourth – Independence Day

The Fourth of July last year was blazing hot.  This year?  Not so much:  Chilly and grey, with patches of rain.  Apparently this is how the Pacific Northwest “does summer.”  But being the good Americans we are, we celebrated our independence — weather be damned! We caught a late-morning ferry to Bainbridge Island, where Justin’s […]

Seattle for the Fourth – Lunch in Victoria

Victoria, BC, is normally a quick boat ride from Seattle — in under 3 hours you can go from downtown Seattle to the Inner Harbor in the most British of Canadian cities.  Three hours on a good day, that is.  Shortly after boarding our captain announced that we’d be taking a “weather route” due to […]

Seattle for the Fourth – Waterfalls and Musical Theatre

The parental units are in Seattle to celebrate America! Highlights from day one:  – Brunch! – Naps!   (No photos out of respect for the sleeping) –  Snoqualmie Falls! – Dancing minors! (also, miners!)

Joyeux anniversaire!

In honor of the tenth anniversary of my 26th birthday, which was yesterday, my parents sent me a miniature metal model of the Eiffel Tower. When I thanked them for this new addition to what’s becoming a collection, they said, “We all know from the movies that the Eiffel Tower is visible from every window […]