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Traveling, Cooking, Reading, and Trains

Travel Date: September 28, 2018 We packed up from our overnight stay at La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona to drive up to my uncle and aunt’s home in Cottonwood. On the way we stopped for a short hike at Walnut Canyon National Monument which is just a few miles east of Flagstaff. This area …

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Travel Date: September 26, 2018 This would prove to be our longest travel day of the trip. After breakfast we packed up at John Muir Lodge in Kings Canyon and crossed over into the adjacent Sequoia National Park, then down the San Joaquin Valley and across the Mojave desert to Kingman, Arizona. Our intention on …

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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 hours south. We got to the park in early evening so just poked around a …

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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 near the entrance to Yosemite. She has visited the friends and gone to Yosemite a …

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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 to Maryhill from Portland – about 120 miles. I thought it would be useful to …

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