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Trip: The World Part 4

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Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan

USA | Saturday, 23 Sep 2023 | Views [13]

THE WEATHER IN SKAGWAY WAS TERRIBLE; cold, windy and wet. We have been in Skagway several times, even camped for a few nights, so no biggie. Nevertheless, we went ashore to stretch our legs and see what had changed.       ... Read more >

Glacier Bay National Park

USA | Wednesday, 20 Sep 2023 | Views [13]

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

USA | Monday, 18 Sep 2023 | Views [13]

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

USA | 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

USA | 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

USA | Sunday, 3 Sep 2023 | Photo Gallery

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Hell Creek Dino Dig—Part 2

USA | Wednesday, 19 Jul 2023 | Views [82]

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

USA | 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

USA | 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

USA | Saturday, 1 Jul 2023 | Photo Gallery

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Denver—Baseball, Pride and Shame

USA | 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

USA | 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

USA | 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

USA | 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

USA | 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

USA | 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

USA | Thursday, 4 May 2023 | Photo Gallery

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It's Too Late, Baby, Now it's Too Late!

GREENLAND | Tuesday, 2 May 2023 | Views [74]

I AWOKE TO BRIGHT SUNSHINE on Monday and thought how rare an English morning like this is,  only to realize that we were back in Colorado, not the industrial Midlands—we had flown from Manchester on Saturday afternoon!   ... Read more >

Photos: Climate Change

GREENLAND | Monday, 1 May 2023 | Photo Gallery

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Jodrell Bank Observatory

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 28 Apr 2023 | Views [58]

WHEN CONNIE SUGGESTED THE JODRELL BANK Observatory both Chris and Rose smiled. Even though it was “in their neighborhood” the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics at the University of Manchester was still on their To-Do List. I had never ... Read more >

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