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Pikes Peak Morning

The view from our niece and nephew’s deck this morning. Pikes Peak is shining. This will soon end. Snow is expected Friday, the day we hit the road again. Last night we had a great dinner prepared by Denise and … Continue reading

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Art and High Tea

  This morning we were leisurely in our approach to the day. The snow had melted over night, the Olympics were in view on the horizon, and a heron watched for stray fish on the rocks below our window. Why … Continue reading

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We awoke to blue skies and sunshine in Chicago yesterday. In fact we flew through blue skies across the country until we reached the state of Washington. Our landing in Seattle sent up great sprays of water from the downpour. … Continue reading

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Leaving Greenbush

Today we leave Greenbush and drive back to Chicago. I sit here enjoying the pale dawn in the woods, turkeys roaming around the yard, and the cool sweet air coming in the window. This is the bird Benjamin Franklin wanted … Continue reading

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A Busy Day With Some Sadness and A Happy Reunion

Yesterday was Spiky’s last day. His seizures had stopped, but he was pacing 24 hours a day and began yipping with a strange sound. After many discussions and a consultation with the vet Spiky went to the vet for the … Continue reading

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Greenbush Wisconsin

We’ve been with friends Sandy and Don in Greenbush the last couple of days. Lots of chatting and memories. Don and I fished together for many years. As a reminder of our adventures many fish trophies adorn the walls in … Continue reading

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Visiting Friends and Family

Friday we spent the day with my college big brother, Doug, in Chicago. It was an afternoon of talking, laughing, and remembering. Lunch was at the Rainforest Cafe, an experience Jean and I had never seen. It was loud, crazy, … Continue reading

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The Art Institute of Chicago

Today we immersed ourselves in art. A brisk 1 1/2 mile walk in the rain brought us to the lions guarding the entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago. I spent much time here in high school and have visited … Continue reading

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Arrived in Downtown Chicago

After an hour delay taking off in Seattle we had a fairly smooth flight to Chicago. A speedy cab ride brought us to our hotel in the Loop. It is midnight here, so time for bed. No time for ukulele … Continue reading

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End of A Vacation

Our summer camping trip came to an abrupt end today. Friday afternoon, while taking a  hike along the Nooksack River with friends Marc and Ace, Jean tripped on a rock and planted her face into the rocks. Since we were … Continue reading

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