Pioneers of the Trail

Posted by on Apr 27, 2019 in Just for Fun, United States | 4 Comments

I spent several months walking the Oregon Trail when I was five and I flew over it in several hours when I was a senior citizen.  Jacob Butts 1840-1925 The pioneers that traveled the Oregon Trail were hardy people.  Much hardier–than us.  Earlier this year we read a book about two brothers who retraced the […]

“Saddling” up on the Oregon Trail?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2019 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Great stories often inspire personal adventures. When Laurie and I watched the movie The Way about a man who hiked the Camino de Santiago across Spain, she said, “That’s how I want to start retirement.” In April of 2016 we started our life on the road with the 500-mile Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. Recently we listened […]

Attack on America

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Travel Update, United States | 4 Comments

Trivia question: What state suffered the biggest attack by Japanese aircraft during World War II? Answer: Oregon I know many of you are thinking, “Hello! Haven’t you heard of Pearl Harbor which is in Hawaii?” But this is a trick question. Hawaii was only a territory during World War II. Besides, our journey across America doesn’t […]

The Northwest Rival of Route 66

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Travel Update, United States | 5 Comments

“Ocian in view! O! the Joy” William Clark, Nov 7, 1805  If the Pacific Northwest has its own version of Route 66, it’s Highway 101 along the coast of Washington and Oregon. We’ve driven to southern Oregon and California many times, but it’s always been down the speedy and semi-sterile I-5 corridor. On Sunday, we […]

On the Road Again

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Preparation, United States | One Comment

On the road again Just can’t wait to get on the road again The life I love is making music with my friends … Goin’ places that I’ve never seen Seein’ things that I may never see again Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson   We’ve had a great hiatus from our travels. We’ve been staying with my […]