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Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam by Mark Bowden My rating: 4 of 5 stars “As the subtitle says, the Tet Offensive in February 1968 was the beginning of the end of American involvement in the Vietnam War. The US top military, led by General Westmoreland, failed to discover the …

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Saturday at Seaside, Oregon

July 17, 2017


July 15, 2017

On Saturday Carla and I woke up early and headed to the coast. Normally we go down to Canon Beach, but today we decided to see the more commercial Seaside with its fun center, candy shops, T-shirt shops and what-not.

I’ll let the pictures tell the story.

Seaside, Oregon

Seaside, Oregon

Seaside, Oregon

Seaside, Oregon

Sand sculpture at Seaside, Oregon

Sand sculpture at Seaside, Oregon

Broadway and Columbia at Seaside, Oregon

Broadway and Columbia at Seaside, Oregon

Fun Center at Seaside, Oregon

Fun Center at Seaside, Oregon [Photo Credit: Carla]

We had a fun time people watching and beach walking.

 

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the third book I’ve written by Mary Roach (the others being ‘Bonk’ and ‘Packing for Mars’) and is my favorite so far. In this book Roach covers the science and technology of keeping soldiers safe and …

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Train Experience Banner Photo

We’ve travelled on Amtrak overnight trains a few times now. You can read (and view) our experiences on The Empire Builder The Coast Starlight The Southwest Chief The California Zephyr  Those posts focus on the view from the train. I thought it might be helpful to give an idea of what life is like onboard the train …

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