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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

Cook Date: November 21, 2018 For the first time in years we weren’t hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house. That gave me time to prepare a nice hearty soup/stew for dinner the night before Thanksgiving. Last weekend we were FaceTiming with our son and grandsons who live in Chicago – Mama was at a rehearsal. …

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Travel Date: September 30, 2018 My last post ended up being about my Uncle and the rest of my mom’s family instead of what I had been planning to post. Posts have a life of their own sometimes. As a result, what was going to be two posts about our drive up to Kanab, Utah …

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If you live in the western U.S. or follow my blog you know we’ve had a hot, dry, smoky summer. Wildfires are burning in California, Oregon, and British Columbia. For about a week we had unhealthy air here in Portland. We’ve had burning eyes, irritated noses and the like. We are lucky enough to get invited …

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Date of Photos: August 20, 2018 If you live in the western third of the United States you’ve probably been affected by the smoke coming from the wildfires in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California and probably more. One of the few upsides is pretty sunsets and the moon filtered through the  haze. Driving home from …

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Date of walk: Sunday August 12, 2018 One Sunday morning in August Portland shuts down many of its bridges to car traffic and gives them over to the Providence Bridge Pedal/Stride where bike riders and walkers enjoy some beautiful views of the city. We took part in for the fourth year in a row – …

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Photos Taken: July 21, 2018 Yes, I’m still working on my exposure settings for moving trains. Earlier this summer I posted my results from previous settings and talked about my plan to improve my photography. My last post on the effort was July 11; I had improvements over the early summer efforts but felt like …

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Photos taken: July 6&7, 2018 I retired – again – a few weeks ago. I joked with my friends that I’ve gone back and forth between working and retirement  so often in the past four years I should just start calling myself “unemployed”. Who knows, maybe retirement will stick this time – certainly retiring in …

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