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Trip: The Gnome Emerges on the Doorstep

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Photos: Heading West

USA | Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery

Freighter in fog, gull in sunset
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Tags: seattle, spring


Leaving Snowgnomish Country to head west

USA | Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | Views [223]

Opa Gnome heads west from Snowgnomish Country for warmer climates, though this has been fabulously beautiful, using umbrellas one day in three weeks. Sunlight on the Sound, light shining through cherry blossoms and daffodils, the ghosts of massive snow-... Read more >

Tags: seattle, sunset


Photos: Elysian Fields

USA | Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery

Daffodils tulips and cherries in sunshine
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Photos: By the bay

USA | Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery

Puget Sound and Skagit Channel
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Photos: In the 'Hood

USA | Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery

Out my front door and just beyond
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Photos: Another bright and sunny week

USA | Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery

A splendid week
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Tags: mt baker, port townsend, twin falls


Another splendid week in Pacific Northwest

USA | Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | Views [298]

What can be better than escaping the snow of north Texas and the 80-90 degree temperature alternating with 35 degree weather on the border? Two perfect weeks of spring with plum flowers, cherry blossoms, hyacinth, daffodils, tulip trees, azaleas, camellias, ... Read more >


Photos: Conservatory, Volunteer Park, and gnome evidence at Pike Place

USA | Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: The Sound

USA | Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery

Misty water
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Photos: Whidbey Island

USA | Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | Photo Gallery

Another lovely day
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Photos: Sunny Seattle

USA | Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | Photo Gallery

Woodland Park Zoo
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Photos: Seattle

USA | Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | Photo Gallery

Springtime in Seattle
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Springtime in Seattle

USA | Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | Views [123]

Cherry and plum blossoms on every block, daffodil and crocus coming out, hints of blue behind the clouds, and even one lovely cool but mostly sunny day shimmering on the bay, it is early spring in Seattle.  Our first try with Home Away is an ... Read more >


Photos: Mysterious Caddo

USA | Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | Photo Gallery

Mossy cypress-lined natural lake
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Mysterious Caddo

USA | Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | Views [334]

At Shady Glade Cafe they tipped us onto an experienced captain for a very reasonably-priced cruise through the cypress swamp, but it turned out that Todd Arnold knew stories about people and history as much as the wildlife. Although we came to hike, ... Read more >


Seeing Texas as a Traveler

USA | Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | Views [130]

Hometown (and home state) is different when viewed with different eyes.  Billboards can even be interesting as in: Don't text and drive, we can wait." Lucas Funeral Home. Admirable. "Welcome to the Church of Uncertain". As is the City Of, ... Read more >


Photos: Where the West Begins

USA | Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | Photo Gallery


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Where West Begins

USA | Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | Views [150]

Opa Gnome makes his first stop at his roots in Fort Worth, Where the West Begins. After our long absence and only brief weekend trips home for the past 40 years, the Amon Carter Museum of (previously Western) American Art and the Cowgirl Museum ... Read more >

Tags: annie oakley, cowgirl, dale evans, fort worth, laura ingalls wilder


Photos: Packing and Reminiscing

USA | Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | Photo Gallery

The Gnome finds his load heavier
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The Last Week Home:Packing and Reminiscing

USA | Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | Views [270] | Comments [2]

Hmmm, planning for travel after retirement is not the same as travel in one's early 20's. Knowing what I do now, I must have been mad. Back then, one change of clothes, a few dollars, passport, names of some contacts and the travel information booth ... Read more >

Tags: packing

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