Category Archives: travel


Mt. Rainier to Coquille


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From Stonehenge to the Tacoma Narrows

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Painted Hills & The Dalles

After visiting Petersen Rock Garden near Bend in the morning, I headed east on Highway 26 towards Painted Hills.  A hazy overcast sky signalled the end to the heat spell and brought great relief.  

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Petersen Rock Garden

Rasmus Petersen was a teenager when he immigrated from Denmark to America around 1902 and settled in Central Oregon between Redmond and Bend.  He worked the family farm and it wasn’t until the age of 52 that […]

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Bend and Cascade Lakes

Bend is the largest city in Central Oregon, beginning its history in roughly 1900 when it was important in the logging industry.  It is located on the eastern edge of the Cascade Range mountains where forests of Ponderosa […]

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Crater Lake

It was my second visit to Crater Lake, the blue jewel of Oregon.  This round and very deep lake formed inside a massive crater left behind when a large volcano known as Mount Mazama collapsed about 7700 […]

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Two lakes and a heat wave

My 10-day road trip in early June got off to a rough start when we landed right in the middle of a pre-summer heat wave.  Within a 24-hour period, Blanca and I had traveled from a perfect […]

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Road trip to San Francisco

In late February there was a string of sunny days forecast for the West Coast and I took full advantage of this in the form of a spontaneous road trip to San Francisco – with Blanca, of course!  […]

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