Funny pictures from the UK

Matthew Stein on Sep 3, 2017 12:44:14 PM

Walking around I'll often find signs and other items that make me smile. We recently spent two weeks in England and Scotland. England, to visit family, and Scotland to drink ...

How I recovered after climbing Mount Rainier

Matthew Stein on Nov 15, 2015 9:03:36 PM

I made it down the mountain.

Over the next week, I recovered and spent a few days in Seattle and Sequim. I had lots of time to process everything ...

Climbing Mount Rainier

Matthew Stein on Aug 26, 2015 8:57:00 PM

Camp Muir, 11:35 pm

The bunkhouse door flew open. Time to wake up and start our ascent. By 12:40am, we rigged for glacier travel and started hiking. We stepped ...

Glendronach Tasting

Matthew Stein on Jul 22, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Whisky tasting day arrives.

After breakfast on the farm, we headed for Glendronach. We arrived just after one of the tours started, and needed to ...

Morning on a farm in Scotland

Matthew Stein on Jul 18, 2015 3:24:00 PM

Morning light came early.

I rose to pull the curtain and saw the countryside for the first time. We woke in our

Stirling Castle and sterling silver

Matthew Stein on Jun 28, 2015 11:28:00 PM

We woke early.

Very early, as the sun streamed in the crack of our window shade. Both of us rolled back over and slept until a ...

Visiting Edinburgh

Matthew Stein on Jun 14, 2014 11:13:00 PM

Chilly 50 degrees

We landed in Edinburgh to grey skies and cool temps. The flight, while uneventful, did allow us a chance to sleep. We touched down ...

Lilacs from King's Tree Farm

Matthew Stein on May 21, 2013 4:06:00 PM

Lilacs smell like spring.

Springtime in Boston always comes late for me. As a North Carolinian, I think flowers should start blooming in March. This business of ...