Category Archives: Hiking & Travel

Caveat: 11034 miles (17757 km)

My trip odometer was 11034 miles (17757km) since departing home 63 days ago. That’s a lot of driving. And now I’m home. I think I’ll do absolutely nothing for a few days. A vacation to recover from my vacation. Hah. … Continue reading

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Caveat: Tree #16

Arthur and I drove north from Forest Grove, Oregon, to Bellingham, Washington. I saw this tree, with truck, at a rest area off I-5 near Centralia, WA. We arrived in Bellingham and checked in to our ferry with Alaska Marine … Continue reading

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Caveat: Tree #4

I’m thinking of just posting a picture of a tree every day. I think living up in Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, I won’t run out of different trees. Today, the tree is a cherry tree in Juli and Keith’s … Continue reading

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Caveat: Chocolate Avenue

I took a walk this afternoon. This time I went west. I found the big chocolate factory. There is a street behind the factory called Chocolate Avenue (sign at right in picture – the big white building is the chocolate … Continue reading

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Caveat: Hay

I took a long walk in the morning. I walked east up out of town. I looked south from the top of a hill. I saw a cold horse, who said nay. I saw something for the horse to eat, … Continue reading

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Caveat: portraits

We spent the day mostly just hanging out with Patti and Alan. My two uncles, Arthur and Alan, could almost pass for twins, though they’re not. Later, I took a long walk, in a big circle around this subdivision and … Continue reading

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Caveat: Hello Snow

We drove the rest of the way to Montrose, Colorado, today. It was a bit of a monotonous drive, but the temperatures outside were quite cold. And there was quite a bit of snow scattered around. I took some pictures … Continue reading

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Caveat: driving from 10°C to -10°C

Yesterday I went back from L.A. to Jenna and Braden’s in Indio. We didn’t depart for Montrose. Then today, in the morning, we departed. We drove across the Mojave Desert, taking a non-interstate highway shortcut between Indio and I-15 just … Continue reading

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Caveat: The Arroyo not-so-Seco

This morning, my dad, my brother and I went on a hike up the Arroyo Seco canyon, which stretches up into the San Gabriel mountains above Pasadena from the NASA-JPL campus on the north western end of the city. Here … Continue reading

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Caveat: west to Califerne

We left Phoenix and arrived at Jenna’s in Indio, California, around noon. It was nice to see everyone here. This is where we will spend Christmas. I took a picture of Arthur with a cat. Juli and I took a … Continue reading

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Caveat: rocks and canyons

We drove past many rocks, on our way from Tucumcari, New Mexico, to Phoenix, Arizona. Here is a very traditional-looking hilltop village in western New Mexico. Here is the Salt River Canyon, coming down an alternate route (avoiding interstate highway) … Continue reading

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Caveat: cows and windmill

A day of driving. A picture: cows and windmill – somewhere in eastern New Mexico. Before leaving Dean and Pam’s I took a portrait of the three of them. [daily log: walking, 2km; driving, 900km]

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Caveat: Lotsa horizon

“Lotsa horizon around here.” – Arthur. We visited people today. First, extended family of Dean and Pam’s up in Crescent, Oklahoma, on a farm. We had venison chili for lunch and later Arthur and I took a walk down the … Continue reading

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Caveat: OK

I have arrived safely in Oklahoma City. I’m tired. Rather than meet with Arthur and his friends Dean and Pam at their home in Clayton, Oklahoma, they contacted me as I drove down and suggested meeting in Oklahoma City, instead. … Continue reading

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Caveat: Poke men in Madison

I went to Madison with my friend Bob. He had to do a radio interview, related to publicizing his upcoming concert which he is conducting. While he was in the radio station doing his interview, I had some time to … Continue reading

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Caveat: My almost brother

I call Eugene my “almost” brother. He was an exchange student from Kazakhstan in the early 1990s, living with my dad and stepmother in Southern California, at the time when my brother Andrew was a teenager. Eugene has been a … Continue reading

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Caveat: Minnesota Trails

Last night, Amy made a delicious dinner (which I tried to help with, at least a little). There was a roast and potatoes. Today, I ran a few small errands, got frustrated with my bank, and decided to take a … Continue reading

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Caveat: increasing amounts of snow on the ground

I drove east yesterday, and it was interesting to see the increasing amounts of snow on the ground as I progressed northeastward from Denver to Minneapolis. After crossing from Colorado to Nebraska: After crossing from Nebraska to Iowa: After crossing … Continue reading

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Caveat: A map of travels

Some people wonder what this giant trip I’m taking is all about. I’ve written about is some, before, but I decided yesterday to make a map of the plan. I am currently in Denver, Colorado, so about 30% of the … Continue reading

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Caveat: Wyoming? Why, indeed?

I drove easter (er…, farther east) than before. I arrived at my intended destination: my stepmother’s home in Colorado. My stepsister and her family live here too. Despite the “step” I consider these very important members of my family: they … Continue reading

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