About Jim & Kathleen

Welcome to my blog. I set this up to better detail our vacations and cruises as we explore the world. We are an early 70s couple who live in Trilogy on Redmond Ridge, a retirement community in  Redmond, WA, a Seattle suburb, and we 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 is a freelance graphic designer 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 has been with Costco for more than 20 years) 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, film, reading, and for me, photography, cooking and computers–Macintosh computers. I would love to cook for you if you are ever in the Seattle area. There is nothing either of us would rather be doing than sailing on a cruise ship with friends and family or playing with our grandchildren.

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