Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Web Architecture Consultant specializing in open source frameworks.

10+ YEARS


Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

November Travels to Kauai and Wenatchee

For the last two Novembers, we've celebrated Abbie's birthday, watched the Broncos beat the Chiefs and then headed to Antwerp, Belgium for Devoxx.

2010 was awesome. 2011 was even better.

This year, we chose to celebrate my parent's 40th wedding anniversary instead. It wasn't a hard choice, since they chose Hawaii as their destination of choice. After visiting last year and this summer, we're pretty much in when anyone suggests Hawaii. We got our flights for $10, rented an awesome beach-front house and had a great time with my parents and sisters.

Below was the view from our backyard.

Rainbow in our backyard!

The purpose of this post is to 1) show off some of Trish's spectacular photos and 2) tell you a bit about what we enjoyed.

First of all, the location was fantastic. If you get a chance to stay at Nani Nani Hale, I highly recommend it. We could walk to the beach in seconds and spent a few hours each day on the lanai, enjoying each other's company, playing games, napping and reading. The sunsets were spectacular.

Surfer Sunset

We felt like we never had to leave and really enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere.

Our Lanai Hanalei Pier Happy Family Surf House St Regis Pool

When we did leave, we played golf, went stand up padding or surfing.

Matt Golfing in Kauai Makai Golf Signature Hole Spectacular Green Trish's chip from the sand Happy Ladies Me and Pops

We did a lot of surfing; almost every day.

Goin' for it! Kalin's got it! by

It was awesome seeing my parents so happy after all these years.

Barbara and Joseph Raible, 40 years strong

And it was great spending so much time with my family and their long-time friends Mike and Mai from Montana.

40th Anniversary Crew

Thanksgiving in Wenatchee
We flew back from Hawaii on Monday, November 19th. A red eye brought us to Denver, where we picked up Abbie and Jack and headed to Washington on Wednesday.

My sister and her wife recently moved from Chelan to Wenatchee and Thanksgiving at their house was the name of the game. My parents were already there, since they started their journey to Hawaii from Seattle. We rented another nice VRBO and enjoyed ourselves while cooking, watching football, playing games, hot-tubbing and watching movies.

I love Trish's panorama of Wenatchee in the early morn.

Sunrise in Wenatchee

The kids had fun...

Abbie Jack

As for the adults? I'll let the photo speak for itself. :)

Crazy Happy Family

For more pictures, see Trish's Kauai 2012 and Wenatchee 2012 albums.

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