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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

April 27, 2015 After having a cup of coffee with Carolyn and Glenn they had to go to work (we tried hard not to gloat too much about being retired). We had a leisurely breakfast, liberating them from some of their granola stash. Then we packed up and headed up “The 15” back toward Rancho …

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April 26, 2015 Today we got to actually start our trip on Route 66. We are starting in a little convoluted route. We start in Victorville and head west to Santa Monica with a stop at Carla’s brother and his wife Glenn and Carolyn’s in Corona. Then we will head east and go end-to-end. We …

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April 25, 2015 We woke up in Sacramento and took the river walk again – but this time away from old downtown. After about 15 minutes we were treated to Discovery Park where the American and Sacramento Rivers join. The Sacramento is a muddy river having flowed down through farmlands while the American is much …

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April 11, 2015 Carla was at the coast with her bunco friends for the weekend so I was looking for something to keep me out of trouble. I quickly settled on a quick trip north of Vancouver, Washington on the edge of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge to do some train watching. It’s about a …

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March 28, 2015 Our friends Brent and Robin came over from Boise the last weekend of March. I’ve already posted about our kabobs and lemon pie dinner we had on their first night in town. We gave them directions to the MAX light rail system on Friday and they explored downtown on their own – …

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March 12-13, 2015 After our drive up through beautiful northern Arizona we had the entire state of Utah to get through. We could have opted to cut over to I15 from Kanab and blast up the interstate. But we enjoy driving the old US highways so we decided to continue on US 89 which runs north …

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March 10, 2015 One of my favorite drives in America is heading north out of Flagstaff along US Highway 89. Many years ago when the kids were young we drove this way when heading home from a visit with my parents in Prescott. Driving north you see the Little Painted Desert; as the afternoon unfolded …

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