North Peak of Mt. Index-Washington

North Peak of Mt. Index-Washington

In the late 1980’s I climbed with Kevin Wood, a person of unique personality. He suggested we climb the Northeast Spur of the North Peak of Mt. Index which he had climbed a couple of years prior. It was a late hot summer weekend. We arrived at the Lake Serene trailhead Saturday morning and hiked […]

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Hot Air Balloon-Sonoma, California

Hot Air Balloon-Sonoma, California

Took a short trip to Sonoma valley for a last grasp at summer before the winter rains of Seattle. We arrived by late afternoon and with a longer than expected stop at the Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa settled in at a lovely vacation cottage for the weekend. We had arranged for a hot […]

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New York City

New York City

Last month we took a short trip to NYC to celebrate a friend’s birthday. With the use of Uber car service we were taken from the Newark airport and delivered safely to Manhattan and our friends apartment only a couple of blocks from Central Park. They had moved from the Jersey Shore within the last […]

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Lake Curlew-Washington

Lake Curlew-Washington

I took a short road trip to north central Washington to open the family cabin for the summer a couple of weeks ago. I invited two friends to join me for the six hour one way drive from Seattle to Lake Curlew. My father and step mother purchased the land and built a small two […]

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One Room Schoolhouse-Hemingford, Nebraska

One Room Schoolhouse-Hemingford, Nebraska

My father owned a small farm in northwestern Nebraska near the town of Hemingford. Our family lived and worked the place for about four years and during that time I attended a small rural school from first thru fourth grades. The school consisted of one teacher and 14 children (grades first thru sixth) ¬†from the […]

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