Whidbey Island and Deception Bridge

Deception Bridge Picture by Jafar Shameem From our home in Woodiville, Jafar covered the distance in three and half hours to reach Whidbey and two and half hours to return from it. The onward journey was entirely by road which enabled us to halt at the Deception Bridge while the homecoming was partially by road… Continue reading Whidbey Island and Deception Bridge

On the Water Front

https://videopress.com/v/v4fdDvy9?preloadContent=metadata No better place to laze and relax than a water front especially when the sun sets around 9.30 or so. Jafar had better ideas especially after noticing my protruding tummy. For the past two months I have paced over 3000 steps everyday on this water front. The fine weather, coupled with sea breeze helped… Continue reading On the Water Front

Rainier National Park- A Pleasant Experience

The weather was great, though the temperature was a bit on the higher side, the breeze compensated to make it cool and pleasant. Jafar, who has reversed the parental role, ensured a three hour comfortable journey in his car to the Rainier National Park, which has development  areas which provide  from basic amenities little more… Continue reading Rainier National Park- A Pleasant Experience

San Juan Island – Whale Watching

Another pleasant day and we boarded the boat for the long journey in the open sea to watch the whales. https://videopress.com/v/RYiZQe6Y?preloadContent=metadata I met the captain of the boat to learn about our journey first hand. https://videopress.com/v/PvSCMRFw?preloadContent=metadata The crew member briefed us. https://videopress.com/v/RxhIeK9X?preloadContent=metadata The journey commenced. https://videopress.com/v/Id1gilkb?preloadContent=metadata https://videopress.com/v/fSMMu7EX?preloadContent=metadata A recent news item had forewarned me when… Continue reading San Juan Island – Whale Watching

San Juan Island- Enjoyment

 The road journey from our home at Woodinville to Anocortes ferry site, was pleasant and lasted two hours. The Ferry took us to the Friday Harbor in San Juan Island in one half hour. We, a family of nine members, five adults and four children had decided to spend two days on the island. Personally… Continue reading San Juan Island- Enjoyment

Protests: A Presentation

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Dialogue: Salary: Jeff Bezos vs A Teacher

Between Pooja Shameem and Ayaan Shameem A glimpse of their sporting activities https://videopress.com/v/XrOQPMKW?preloadContent=metadata The Dialogue. salary: Jeff Bezos vs A Teacher between Pooja and Ayan. Please listen to the audio. On receiving the audio, I heard it and I am impressed with their conversation, though I do not totally endorse the concluding assessment by Ayaan.… Continue reading Dialogue: Salary: Jeff Bezos vs A Teacher

Portland Experience – Part 2

A major attraction for outsiders visiting Oregon State, especially for ladies, is shopping. There is no sales tax on purchases made, which amounts to around 10% in savings, which is quite a bit on brand name goods. The ladies left us after breakfast and headed towards the Mall. The menfolk had to hurry to meet… Continue reading Portland Experience – Part 2

The Portland Experience – Part 1

I loved the three hour drive from Seattle to Portland, Oregon. The weather was fine, the traffic was low and  the tall thick coniferous trees lined along the road made me feel cozy and delighted my senses. Above all I was journeying with my son Jafar, his wife Tehmina and my grandchildren Yameena and Serena… Continue reading The Portland Experience – Part 1