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Sep 28, 2013 - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

In March 2013 I started my travel assignment at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Standford just south of San Francisco. Next week I will finish up my seven month stint out here and I am definitely bittersweet about leaving. During my time here I have met some of the greatest people I have encountered since I started this travel adventure. I know we'll still be friends once I leave (in fact one awesome lady will even be rendezvousing with me in Thailand this winter), but it has definitely added to the sadness of leaving this amazing...

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Jun 16, 2010 - Hitchhiking makes for interesting Travel

I hitched out of Ashland after staying and waiting for a rideshare that never came through. This seems to be par for the course when working with Craigslist. Don't get me wrong Craigslist is neat but I have had inconsistent success in working with the people that I have met through it. My first ride dropped me in BFE California. It was a desolate little exit just south of the bullshit fruit inspection stop. I have never understood that inspection, my ride suggested that it is on the honor system which does make some sense. Well, even...

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May 16, 2010 - Four Wonderful Days with David and Katherine Lawrence

We drove another long day to get to Palo Alto, CA to visit with our friends David and Katherine Lawrence. The Lawrence's are that special kind of people who you can comfortably spend four days with and not have to go somewhere special or do something special. The joy of just talking and catching up with each others lives always seems like enough when we visit with David and Katherine. It's good for the soul to spend time with them. David is working hard to prepare his mother's house for sale. She passed away at the end of last year and he...

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Jan 6, 2010 - Not Slow Enough

Last night Heather and I stayed with her friend Tom in San Fransisco. He and his roommate Michal and their dogs were wonderful hosts and I had a great time. We did not stay long though, both Heather and I thought that the city was entirely too large and we both tired of it quite fast. Tom showed us the Museum and Golden Gate park and some other interesting sites, then Heather and I bounced south down the 1 til Palo Alto. I was personally interested in going here because this was the site of Stanford University. An institution that I had...

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Aug 25, 2009 - For serious shoppers only...

I’m not a “mall person”, it’s not that I don’t like to spend money, I have always had the thought that prices at a mall are going to be higher as the cost of square footage also reflects a higher price to the shop keeper, so it makes sense to me that we, the consumer pay for higher prices, it rolls down hill. Just a example of why I don’t search out a mall to visit, but in this case I had “spare time” as I left the RV to pick Donna up from work, thought I would drive around the mall to see what was there. I was quite impressed by the design...

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Nash Rambler

Aug 20, 2009 - cardboard signs carry a message

I think it began as we found ourselves driving around Los Angeles back in Jan - March of 2009. I would drive down Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd, park in the ‘strip mall’ parking lot, watch people as they strolled by pushing grocery carts or toting all they have in plastic bags. To be honest, I found myself sliding down in the truck seat, attempting to be as invisible as I could, sometimes they would see me sitting there, walk up to the window, knock, ask for ‘spare change’. I would give them change I may have in the truck, receive a “Thank...

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Aug 17, 2009 - Foliage of Stanford, ohhh the buildings as well

The question is, what constitutes a ‘Travel Journal’ entry? Is it the distance that has to be driven or the sights that are photographed? Ok, so this entry is five miles from the concrete jungle where we live, less then ten dollars in fuel used for this “trip” around the Stanford University campus, a few pictures included, welcome to this entry. We thought Sunday would be the best time to visit the campus of Stanford University in order to avoid the many students and cars, actually the campus really doesn’t have a lot of cars, as many...

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Nash Rambler

Jan 17, 2008 - Palo Alto CA

Have you ever met someone new and had that “don’t wanna let you go” feeling? Well, that happened today at the dog park. Aisha and I met Sheri. She was a great listener and a good talker too. I chatted about our trip, we talked about our lives, and she even told us about a recent trip she had taken to Israel. We invited her to a Martin Luther King event we were going to the next day, but since she was bush she instead asked us to dinner on Wednesday night and we accepted! The amazing part of our conversation was that she confessed she had...

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It's in the Doing!

Jan 17, 2008 - Celebrating MLK's birthday!

Can you say blessed?! While surfing the internet for things to do while in Palo Alto, we ran across a celebration by the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute with the following announcement for the event: "Global Peace with Social Justice" is the theme of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute's annual celebration from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. The event will include: * A film clip on last year's production of "Passages of Martin Luther King" in Beijing. * Actor Aldo Billingslea, an associate...

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It's in the Doing!

Aug 26, 2007 - Cali Conference

Hi All, So I'm writing this one pretty late. I went to a conference in Palo Alto on the campus of Stanford and all I have to say is WOW. The second I stepped off of the plane in San Jose I knew that I could live in their weather any day. It was sunny and hot, but I wasn't sweating buckets because it was dry!! There was like NO humidity, it reminded me of the summer days in Calgary. The conference itself was very nice, it was the American Society of Biomechanics annual conference. I was to present a paper on the very first day, during the...

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