Oh, Canada

Oh, Canada

Many years ago I had aspirations of climbing Mt. Robson in British Columbia but after one recon trip, poor weather and finally an injured climbing partner a trip to the Rockies was abandoned. Just a few years ago I was excited when a friend wanted to spent two weeks in Canada. Plan was to drive [...]

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The Green Hill

Elmer Hood (1911-2010) at age 16

It had been twenty years since I had been back to the family farm outside Bayard, Nebraska. My daughter was five years old and I felt she needed to spend some time with her great Grandparents. We spent several days on the farm when I asked my grandfather if we could drive to my father’s [...]

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Italia

Sketch from Journal-1975

I was 18 years old and had decided to hitchhike solo around Europe.  I bought a plane ticket to the Netherlands and began traveling south with an Australian woman I had met in front of the American Express in Amsterdam who was in need of a male hitchhiking companion to Italy. After a number of [...]

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Rendezvous

Rendezvous

I stood at the edge of the viewpoint. High peaks edged the river valley that was the natural passage from northern Saskatchewan to British Columbia, one of the original trade routes through the Canadian Rockies. In the 1800’s Fur Traders and Native Americans would meet at rendezvous, camping and trading. The river glistened in the [...]

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Rumble Through the Glass

La Paz

As our bus approached the main street of La Paz we noticed that the city had grown in population over the last few days. Large crowds of campesinos (rural villagers) had descended on the business area and filled the main square not far from our small hotel. Once we checked in we decided to wander [...]

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