North Cascades National Park

After a hearty breakfast in Republic, it’s time to set off for Sedro Woolley, on the other side of the Cascade Mountains. The map below shows only a portion of the drive as the North Cascades Highway just opened this …

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Ferry County--the End of Day One

What would you like for a road trip? Hagerty, the leading company for insuring classic cars, sends me a newsletter daily, with several articles in each. This morning’s post had a question that captured my imagination. Largely because it’s something …

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The Jefferson County Sign on U.S. 101

There’s a bit of a conundrum in the title of this post. You can’t drive across Jefferson County. One of four counties created by the Oregon Territorial Legislature in 1852, Jefferson County originally included all of the northern end of …

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My Triumph TR7 at Thompson Pass (Montana/Idaho State Line)

In 1990, my partner Gary and I were driving north on Division Street in Spokane, Washington. We had other reasons for being in Spokane, but Gary was looking for a car. Spokane is the largest “big” city to us. Gary …

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An image of a daffodil created in the computer

I just finished scanning 784 slides that Poppa and I took over a forty year period, and  boy are my eyes tired.  Seriously, I opened a drawer and found 26 boxes of slides that have been sitting unmolested since we …

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What did you do your junior year in high school?

Last week, I took you through my school years at Portola Junior High in El Cerrito, California. Today, we’re still in El Cerrito, but this week looks at my high school years. My first job, marching band, taking courses at …

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