Category Archives: Travel

All the places we visit, both near and far.

29th Wedding Anniversary Camping Trip

We just returned from a week camping along the Columbia River. Our 29th wedding anniversary was so auspicious that a solar eclipse occurred on the very day! We stayed at one of our favorite campgrounds – Wanapum Campground at Ginko … Continue reading

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Hiking In The Hood

Today I was up at dawn to catch the sunrise. After breakfast we took a long walk in our neighborhood. After the rains of the last couple of days the flowers were abundant. We certainly do not have to look … Continue reading

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Amphitheater Hike

Yesterday we visited the site of a natural amphitheater. Although a short hike it is quite beautiful. I also met a couple of friendly Blue Tailed Skinks. Paul

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A Productive Day

I woke Jean at 6:00 AM to see the sunrise. It was spectacular before the sun came over the mountains. Unfortunately by the time we got up and got our cameras the sun was up. It is still beautiful, but … Continue reading

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Art from New Mexico

Despite the sad news of the past week, Jean and I have been getting out to walk and do some sketching. New Mexico’s air is clear, the light is intense, and the landscape is dominated by oranges, blues, and greens … Continue reading

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Plaza Blanca

It has been five days since Pat, Jean’s sister, died. We have been comforted by this very spiritual place in a remote mesa-top house. The only sounds are from the wind moving around the house. The house itself has a … Continue reading

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First Day At Spiral Shaped Adobe

Last evening we enjoyed the delicate colors that the high desert uses to paint the mountains and skies. I had a rather uncomfortable night with back spasms and other aches and pains probably from unloading the car. Artists do not … Continue reading

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Abiquiu

We arose to clear blue skies this morning. The roses around our condo were laughing in joy. Soon we checked out of the condo, left our car there and walked into old Santa Fe to visit the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. … Continue reading

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Escape From Colorado

Yes! We successfully escaped the snows of Colorado today! Here is our parting picture of Pikes Peak as seen from our niece and nephew’s house. Last evening we celebrated Pat’s 84th birthday with a dinner of steak, chicken, or hamburger … Continue reading

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Jean’s Birthday

  I woke Jean up this morning with a rousing ukulele accompanied happy birthday sung with a Caribbean rhythm. Our resident sea gull joined in the chorus. Jean’s request for a birthday activity was a walk to and around Beacon … Continue reading

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