Category Archives: Travel

Western U.S. Loop: King’s Canyon

Visit Date: September 25, 2018 Although it was sad to leave Kate and Don’s home, I had those waffles under my belt and were off to our next stop – King’s Canyon National Park – which is four or fives … Continue reading

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Western US Loop: Yosemite

Travel Dates: September 22-23, 2018 Yosemite! Wow! Even though I grew up in California this was my first visit to this beautiful National Park. Carla has two pairs of friends from high school who have places up in the mountains … Continue reading

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Western US Loop. Days 1&2

Travel Dates: September 20-21, 2018 Carla’s sister retired from teaching last June so we wanted to take her out on a road trip with us at the beginning of the school year so she could get a taste of retirement … Continue reading

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Columbia Gorge 2.2: Where’d All The Trains Go?

Pictures Date: September 2, 2018 After a restful night in The Dalles I was ready to head out on my second day chasing trains. I was determined to get out east of  Maryhill, Washington. It is a loooong way out … Continue reading

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Columbia Gorge 2.1: So Many Trains

Pictures Date: September 1, 2018 On my first train-hunting trip in early August I came away with photos of only one train; so it was only a matter of time before I tried my luck again. My wife headed out … Continue reading

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Maine Clam Boil at Hood Canal

Date of Visit: August 25, 2018 Most of the smoke from the day before was gone so we decided to stay rather than head home. Good thing! Our hostess had a great treat on the menu for us – a … Continue reading

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Smoky Sunset at Hood Canal

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. … Continue reading

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