After three months at home and more recently, two weeks in France, we are basking in Spain's Basque region in the charming city of Bilbao!
|The view from our balcony in Bilbao, Spain.|
|Chris and Jamie's wedding with big brother Alistair officiating|
|Our four children Alistair, Chris, Kelly and Mary!|
After flying over what truly has to be most spectacular city from the air (that would be Seattle) we settled into our home-away-from-home in the Murray-Robinson's guest house on Mercer Island.
In between we spent two weeks in Victoria, British Columbia. I highly recommend more than a Clipper trip and high tea next time you head up north. It's not all stuffed beavers, maple syrup, Mounties and Ye Olde everything! Stay for a few days and enjoy great street entertainment, good food, lovely seaside walks and some of the best thrift shopping I've found anywhere. We landed a great airbnb just far away enough from the main harbor to feel like we were in a neighborhood:
|We had a Ye Olde Good Time in Victoria|
|A great day trip to Sooke Harbor on Vancouver Island|
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/678513 and then settled in for two weeks on Phinney Ridge. It was it fun to 'live' somewhere else in our own city - and give our poor friends a break. The apartment was well designed, well decorated and filled with every amenity you could need to be comfortable: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3238295
|One of my best days home. Fishing with George Harris at dawn.|
While we were there we met with staff at Airbnb HQ to share our story - after all, we stayed in airbnb apartments for at least 300 nights this past year. Maybe we can help them encourage other "seniors" to give this lifestyle a try.
|Posing in front of Airbnb's new logo at HQ|
We all hit the road to continue family time at the Campbell Junior's shared home in Black Butte Ranch near Bend. It was a relaxing weekend filled with walks in the woods, puzzles and games, art projects and some solid college football.
|Family puzzle time at Black Butte with Jenny and the kids|
|The iconic red barn heading into Sun Valley|
|The big event! 1,500 sheep make their way down main street.|
|One last top up at the genius bar!|
|Michael and Kelly at Beethoven Lives Upstairs at Benaroya Hall|
|Here we go again!|
Thanks for reading,
Debbie and Michael Campbell
The Senior Nomads