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Feb 1, 2015 - Home in time for the final two minutes

Wow! What a jaw-dropping final two minutes in the Super Bowl. First, Seattle made the catch of catches...just an amazing improbable completion putting the Seahawks on the one yard line with a first down, two time-outs and about 20 seconds left to play. Hand the ball to the best rusher in football and the game is theirs. But no, Seattle threw the ball, the Patriots intercepted and the game was over. Stunning. Yep, jaw-dropping. I arrived in Knights Ferry during the 1st quarter, but getting hooked up at my son's is never a slam-dunk. I didn't...

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Aug 2, 2014 - Day One - Following the Yellow Brick Road

It was an uneventful drive on my first day and that is good. However, it didn't start perfectly and I started getting stressed...mainly for my poor cat. We left my son's property an hour later than I had hoped. He and Kym and the kids were RVing with several other couples at Mammoth Lakes on the eastern side of the Sierra. I had to bid my farewell to them last Tuesday as they took off in their toy hauler. Before I left on Saturday I fed and watered the horses (1 big, 3 minis), dogs (2 big), cats (5 outside mousers), turtles (1 box, 3 red...

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Feb 22, 2014 - A Sad Day

Most of you have traveled along side me on my Big Trip in 2010, and then, of course this past year. So I know you all also know Hunter, my yellow lab. Today he crossed the Rainbow Bridge and met his mother on the other side. I hope they'll both be waiting for me one day. Within a two hour period yesterday Hunter went from normal to weak and shaking. The vet took him in immediately. X-rays showed a very enlarged prostate pressing against things it shouldn't. His high fever indicated a raging infection. They kept him and started intravenous...

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Jan 27, 2014 - Home

I thought I arrived home at 9 p.m. Monday night, but it was 8. I was looking at the time on the brake controller which was still thinking it was in Arizona. But even so, it was a long day. I drove slowly to Bakersfield where I stopped at Les Schwab Tires and had the flat repaired, the spare returned to its spot under the rig, and all ten tires checked. They changed out the valve stem on two of them. No charge. I love Les Schwab. They are always Johnny-on-the-spot to help, and always friendly. Next stop was in Fresno at a truck wash. Old,...

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Mar 31, 2013 - Headin' Off

Hi all. I haven't used/posted on this web site in 2 1/2 years so of course I am having to learn how to do it all over again. Memory retention, you know. What was I saying? I am simply presuming that all my original recipients are still going to automatically receive this. If you no longer want to be bothered, I promise my feelings will not be hurt if you wish to cancel. Just drop me a note. Really. Well, if you're a close friend or relative, you better not. I am leaving in the morning, yes, April Fools Day, to run away to the circus. Well,...

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Oct 28, 2010 - Tidbits and Afterthoughts

Tidbits and Afterthoughts This will probably be my last post, but I thought this list was quite something. * Tornadoes and floods either occurred before I arrived at a destination…or after I left. * Hunter’s food was stored in one of the compartments in the basement. I had to go outside every evening to fill his dish. In seven months, not once did it rain on me. * On a hot day (it was never blistering, but the worst was in the 90’s with powerful humidity) when I had to leave Hunter in the truck for a bit…a shaded parking space was always...

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Oct 23, 2010 - The finale...the game is over...the day is done

“The journey home is never a direct route; it is, in fact, always circuitous and somewhere along the way we discover that the journey is more significant than the destination, and that the people we meet along the way will be the traveling companions of our memories forever.” Nelson DeMille, Up Country ----------------- I hope you all had a marvelous time as we explored the Readers Digest condensed version of our 48 contiguous states. We visited some incredible places and although we missed so many more, I hope you enjoyed the ride and...

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Oct 22, 2010 - Day 224 - The final day and welcome home

Today was only about a 140 mile day…but it was a slow 140 miles within the boundaries of Yosemite Park. I out skirted the valley floor but it was still slow going. I tried to make it even slower by walking Hunter on longer walks, parking at the little park in Groveland for a while and remembering all the happy days when I lived there. My daughter, Laura, and her son, Timothy, were going to be late as Timothy had to work, but I called at 3:00 and found out the rest of my brood were at the top of the driveway waiting for me to come down the...

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Mar 12, 2010 - Travel is Magic and Memories Become our Gifts

You'll probably want to skip this page. It's my take-along travel photo album of places and times that are special to me...well, kind of a memory lane. (I'm not done posting - and have many more to scan!) It entertains me to no end to just sit back and watch the slide show. I know...I know...boring! I promise future pages won't be so burdensome! However, if you want to view them, double click on the first picture and you can zip through all of them in their enlarged version: 5 seconds - 10 seconds - or at your own speed...or better yet,...

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