If you found this page, then you got our card. And were confused and wanted to know more. Trying to fit a year's worth of adventures into one tree-shaped paragraph was hard. So see below for, what we hope, are some answers.
Biscotti and Breads of Many Colors
In March, we went to the King Arthur Baking school. Brenda learned about biscotti, while Jim spent a day and a half learning about braiding challah bread and dyeing the dough with natural colors.
Charm City's Tiks & Toks
In April, Brenda traveled to Baltimore for a conference. Jim tagged along, and we went inside the giant Bromo Seltzer clock tower to see all the hardware up close and personal.
In May we took a workcation to Portland & Seattle. While in Portland we met up with a good friend, shown the neighborhoods, ate some street food, saw some trees, and waterfalls.
We Drove Until It Was Twilight
Drive the coast, going from Portland to Seattle, you may come upon the city of Forks. Some may know it as the home to certain group of vampires and werewolves. Having never seen the movies, we were still persuaded to vote Team Edward.
Stopping for A Spaghetti Feed
I mean, how can you not stop here. We'd been driving a good long while, were hungry, and there wasn't a lot open in town. The folks inside were pretty sure we weren't locals, but we nice to us anyway.
Just Like In Cicily
Not to skip over Seattle, a lot of great things happened there. That is a conversation for another day. But if you remember Joel, Maggie, Ed, and the others, then this sign will speak to you.
Family In the Big Apple
In June, Amelia was in New York City for a school trip. We extended that stay eating (mostly) good street food. Tram rides to Roosevelt Island, roof deck views of the city and washed it all down with bubble tea.
Guten Tag & Other Things German
End of November saw us in Berlin. Christmas Markets, this one with a warming station. Glühwein, currywurst, and other treats. We learned (and forgotten) some street art lingo. And had a good time.
Kegel. Kegel? What's That?
Nine pin bowling in Berlin's second oldest bowling alley. In Richard Ayoade we trust. The Travel Man version, anyway. Go watch it.
Inspiration For the Front of This Card
The front of this card was inspired by this exhibit of Ruth Wolf Rehfeldt's work. She was mailing typewriter art back in the 80s and did some amazing pieces. Look her up!