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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern WorldAuthor: Simon WinchesterType: Non-FictionFinished: June 11, 2019Copyright: 2018 Rating: ★★★★ Image from Amazon In the pre-industrial world precision was unneeded. It was easy enough to live one’s life without knowing exactly what time it was or exactly how far apart two places were. All manufacturing was essentially …

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Trip Dates: June 23-24, 2019 Carla and her sisters were on an adventure up to Lake Chelan, Washington so I was left to my own devices for a few days. I’d been eyeing the new McMenniman’s lodge squeezed between I5 and the Columbia River about 28 miles north of – well north of the Columbia …

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Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible VoyageAuthor: Alfred LansingType: Non-FictionFinished: April 14, 2019Copyright: 1959 Rating: ★★★★ Image from Amazon Ernest Shackleton was a product of his time – the late 19th and early 20th centuries – one of those men strong-willed men who did audacious things. He formed the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition to be the first to travel …

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Date: May 30, 2019 We woke up to another beautiful, sunny day; we had homemade granola with yogurt and fruit for breakfast and were soon ready for our adventure. Carla and Linda found a tour of the rain forest and old homesteads around Lake Quinault. The small bus picked us up – along with about …

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Trip date: May 29, 2019 Last Fall we visited Carla’s high school friends Kate, Don, Marie, and Brian. Both couples have places on the road to Yosemite and we got to stay with Kate and Don meaning we had a short trip to the National Park every day. This year we invited them up to …

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Date: May 28, 2019 Our friends Kate and Don came up from California for a visit. The next day we headed out for a multi-date adventure – but more on that in future posts. The weather was just perfect so we grilled some brats and ate on the deck. Earlier in the day as I …

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