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Glacier Bay National Park

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2023 | Views [11]

ENEN A BEHEMOTH LIKE NIEUW AMSTERDAM starts to rock-and-roll in 25-knot winds and ten-foot seas. Landlubbers to the core, both Connie and I awoke during the night from the constant motion but we waited until morning to stick a motion-sickness patch behind ... Read more >

An Alaskan Cruise

Monday, 18 Sep 2023 | Views [11]

FOR YEARS WE HAVE BEEN recommending an Alaska cruise to our less adventurous friends as a great travel baptism. We had spent a summer camping in Alaska, driving up the AlCan Highway in our Subaru, had visited Kodiak, Sitka and Juneau via the Alaska Marine ... Read more >

A Cabin in the Woods

Friday, 15 Sep 2023 | Views [22]

THE KENAI RIVER AND IT’S TRIBUTARIES have some of the best fishing in Alaska. Sometimes! As it turns out not only are we here too late for the Sockeye salmon run, we’re too early for the Silvers—and the river is running so high that ... Read more >

North to Alaska

Thursday, 7 Sep 2023 | Views [25]

BACK ON TRACK, MORE OR LESS, Connie and I haven’t had a lot to post recently. Our lives this summer were pretty much the same as everyone else’s—time spent with friends sprinkled with visits to doctors, dentists, attorneys, accountants, ... Read more >

Photos: North to Alaska

Sunday, 3 Sep 2023 | Photo Gallery

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Hell Creek Dino Dig—Part 2

Wednesday, 19 Jul 2023 | Views [80]

NOW THAT THE CAT’S OUT OF THE BAG—or rather the bones are almost out of the ground—it’s time to tell the real reason for our Denver Museum Hell Creek Road Trip.                 ... Read more >

Colorado in Bloom

Saturday, 15 Jul 2023 | Views [59]

SELDOM HAVE WE SEEN COLORADO SO VERDANT this late in July. The early monsoon rains seem to have countered recent temperatures in the 90s and there are still pockets of snow on the high peaks of the Rockies.           ... Read more >

The Road to Hell Creek is Paved with Fossils

Sunday, 2 Jul 2023 | Views [40]

OUR WEEKEND ROADTRIP ACTUALLY BEGAN about 66 million years ago when an asteroid roughly the size of New York City smashed into Earth, a calamity that wiped out the dinosaurs along with much of life on the planet.          ... Read more >

Photos: Hell Creek Road Trip

Saturday, 1 Jul 2023 | Photo Gallery

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Denver—Baseball, Pride and Shame

Sunday, 25 Jun 2023 | Views [43]

I TOOK HER OUT TO THE BALL GAME. I took her out with the crowd! But we were detoured by Sunday’s Pride Parade—seemed like half of Denver was out in support—and didn’t arrive until the final strains of the “H-O-M-E-ofthe-... Read more >

COVID: It Ain't Over 'Till It's Over

Friday, 23 Jun 2023 | Views [59]

FOR MOST OF US COVID WAS A BAD DREAM; quarantines, social distancing and N-95 masks—like Donald Trump’s presidency—something best forgotten. The reality is that Delta, Alpha and Omicron are still here. They're killing about 100 Americans ... Read more >

Rocky Mountain Arsenal

Thursday, 1 Jun 2023 | Views [64]

BACK IN THE OLD DAYS when the enemies of Democracy were Nazi Fascists and Russian Commies, not home-grown extremists, Rocky Mountain Arsenal produced some of the nastiest chemical weapons on the planet—not that we would actually use them! Well, ... Read more >

It's A Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood

Wednesday, 24 May 2023 | Views [51]

WE HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO MEET SOME OF our neighbors here in Colorado. A wiley coyote patrols the meadow behind our AirBnB (the same one we rented last year) and a great horned owl has claimed a lookout in a nearby cottonwood. And above us all towers the ... Read more >

Spring Times Three

Saturday, 20 May 2023 | Views [44]

THIS IS OUR THIRD “SPRING BREAK” OF ‘23—or, if you prefer, our 3 rd   chance to see Spring breaking. The first was back in March when almond blossoms popped their buds and bright flowers dotted the meadows of Sicily. ... Read more >

The Bridges of Madison County

Friday, 5 May 2023 | Views [66]

A CONFESSION, “BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY” is one of my favorite Chick-flicks. So when we saw a sign for the “actual” bridges, we just had to see where Clint and Meryl fell in love. Only six of the original sixteen bridges remain ... Read more >

Photos: Stateside for the Summer

Thursday, 4 May 2023 | Photo Gallery

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Antelope Canyon Roadtrip

Monday, 26 Sep 2022 | Views [86]

WHAT’S ON YOUR TRAVEL “BUCKET LIST?” We have been everywhere from Antartica to Zimbabwe so ours is more of a “been there, done that” list,  filled with tick marks and a few scribbles of final additions in the margins.... Read more >

A Walk in the Park

Sunday, 28 Aug 2022 | Views [91]

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK appeals to all of the senses. The bluest of skies, the smell of the pines on the cool breeze and birdsong mix together while Long’s Peak towers in the distance to over 14,000 feet. Throw in some good friends who just ... Read more >

Right Back Where We Started From

Thursday, 7 Jul 2022 | Views [139]

HERE WE ARE, BACK IN COLORADO, We arrived jet-lagged, dehydrated and not accustomed to the altitude, then found out we both had Covid. Don’t know whether we picked it up on the flight home from Iceland—we were masked all the way for 10-hours—... Read more >

Photos: Colorado and Arizona

Saturday, 2 Jul 2022 | Photo Gallery

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