About Jim & Kathleen

Welcome to my blog. I set this up so that I could better detail our vacations and cruises as we explore the world. We are a late-60s couple who live in Redmond, WA, a Seattle suburb and love to travel. Kathleen and I met on the Internet in November 1997 and we each have kids from previous marriages. 

Kathleen has a wonderful daughter (Michelle who works as a graphic artist at Château St. Michelle) who is married to a great guy (Brian who runs a high-end European auto repair shop). Jim has one of each, a son (Josh who is in his 20th year with Costco) who is married to a super young lady (Cynthia who is in the medical research field) and a daughter (Jenna who is an elementary school teacher) who is  married to another great guy (Joel who is the operational commander of the Washington State Patrol SWAT team) and one grandson (Mason) and one granddaughter (Maylee) who are the lights of our lives. 

Our interests include travel, theater, film, reading and for me, photography, cooking and computers–Macintosh computers. If you are ever in Seattle, I would love to cook for you. There is nothing either of us would rather be doing than sailing on a cruise ship with any of our Martini Mates or playing with our grandchildren.

If you truly want to meet us, our family, read about all our trips and our take on Seattle then click here to see our personal website.