San Juan Islands

My cousins gifted a weekend trip to my wife and I for Christmas.  We decided to do it over my birthday weekend, which also happened to be the nicest weekend of the year… in February.

Every morning I would wake up and drive down to the South-eastern tip of the island to wait for the sun to rise.  The first morning was simply breathtaking.  The beach was frosted over, and there wasn’t a breath of wind in the air.  Sounds cascaded across the open water from hundreds of birds singing, a crew of sea-lions barking, and otters coming up for air.  It was a morning I won’t be forgetting any time soon.

Thank you for the awesome Christmas gift, Titus, Tressa, Tiara, Tally and Tari.  You rock.

Made this little vid of my wife just to have. I want my kids to know how beautiful she was at a young 25.

To Whom it May Concern



  1. Alise wrote:

    Happy Birthday Jeffro! Beautiful memories!

  2. Jessica wrote:

    Beautiful images Jeff…I LOVE them. Its been a few years since we’ve been there and its always so great to see when others visit and share their memories 🙂

  3. Laura wrote:

    Jeff, maybe it’s the baby hormones talking… but that video of your wife is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. so moving. Looks like you had an amazing trip.

  4. Yuriy wrote:

    Love the pano images. That video of Alise is going to be priceless in ten, twenty years. Awesome job.

  5. Eric Yerke wrote:

    Beautiful work sir

  6. Your Momma wrote:

    Awesome pictures and video!..So glad you had a trip filled with sentiment and nostalgia with your morning walks, and times to reflect on this beautiful world god created for us, and the life you have to look forward to. Love my son and beautiful daughter in law. You are so good for each other. Thanks for sharing!