Category: postcards

  • happy Thanksgiving!

  • Grand Canyon

    We had perfect weather and a perfectly hot 128 F temp at the bottom of the canyon. Linda & Jake rode the mules, and Bruce went on his own two feet. We stayed in a rustic cabin at Phantom Ranch down there, with an air conditioner that dropped the temp in the cabin all the…

  • RSVP 2010 edition

                    For the second year in a row, Jake earned the white jersey as the best youngest rider. This year we had brilliant sun and brutal headwinds, which turned Chuckanut Drive into a welcome respite. We snapped a shift cable Saturday morning, and did a roadside MacGiver fix which got us up and down the hills…

  • Carpe Diem: Skyscraper Peak

    On the last weekend before Ryan hits the road for Cali and law school (with Jacob in tow as his traveling companion for the road trip), I craved some time with my sons. So after a leisurely Sunday morning I suggested a nice little day hike.  But where? My favorite trail, of course–The Wonderland, at…

  • El Salvador

    San Diego de Tenango 2010 We spent a week in this village sponsored by Agros and UPC, getting to know the people, preparing the Corn Festival (more ways to eat and drink corn than I ever imagined), hand-mixing and spreading concrete floors, learning each other’s languages, praying, and admiring the beauty of life and this…

  • RSVP 2009

    Jake kept the Baker dynasty intact, after 15 years, 4 children, 4 STP’s (Ryan did 3 of them, Natalie the 4th), 2 RSVP’s (Jillian & Jake), and over 1,000 miles of cycling.  Jake & I did the 185-mile ride from Seattle to Vancouver B.C. this past weekend.  He was awesome, full of willpower and leg…

  • School’s Out for Summer!

              Sunrise, Mt Rainier. 4 friends. 120 miles. 9900′ of climbing. One awesome day.

  • Pasqua in Italia

    Venerdi Santo (Good Friday) in Lucca, then Pasqua in Firenze at the Duomo, where we met Larry & Victoria after the fireworks and worship. Then we stayed with them in Cortona, under the Tuscan sun, of course.  Wow! What a beautiful place.  More Photos

  • Paris

    Highs & lows in the city of light.  We had two days while Jake was on school holiday.  Great city, of course, but we toured Le Musee de l’Armee, WWI & II wings, so it was more war. Closed our visit with a moment at the deportation memorial, at the tip of the isle de…

  • Normandie

    History field trip. Such chaos and so many lives lost on those beaches and fields. So many battlements, armaments and plans; their end was destruction. In the struggle to reorder events, the only order now visible is in the neat lines, columns and diagonals of the cemetaries.  [Photos]