Category Archives: U.S.A.

Key West

My first visit to Key West was forty years ago.   One sister was living in a trailer at the Simonton Trailer Park and I went down for a visit.  The Simonton Trailer Park is no longer there, town-homes mark the … Continue reading

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On The Road Again; Portland to John Day and the Chief Joseph Rally

A yearly event since the 1970s for the BMW Riders Of Oregon is the Chief Joseph Rally.  The first several years the rally was held in Joseph, Oregon, named for the famous Nez Perce Chief (Nez Perce call themselves Niimiipuu).  … Continue reading

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Things To Do In And Around Portland

The Great Northwest is second only to Sweden in places I want to be during Midsummer. I am in Portland now, enjoying long summer days and pleasant temperatures. There are many things to do in Portland, as I’ve written about … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Neon

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The Real Wild Las Vegas

Two friends and I drove out to the Valley of Fire State Park for a look at more wild Las Vegas.   The Valley of Fire is only 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas, but it seems a world away. There … Continue reading

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More From Natural Vegas

The Grand Canyon National Park is in Arizona, with 277 miles of the Colorado River running right through it. The Colorado River runs roughly east to west through the park, from Lake Powell on the Utah/Arizona border, to Lake Mead … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Without The Neon

It’s been two months that I’ve been in Las Vegas for work.  For a person used to the green of Oregon and Florida, this part of Nevada seems very brown.  The Las Vegas strip is crowded, noisy and lit by … Continue reading

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Lucknow Estate, Castle In The Clouds

From Seattle I flew directly to Maine to celebrate my friend Teresa’s birthday. Maine is another beautiful spot in the summer and quite a lot like Oregon where the weather is concerned.  It was warm and sunny in the day, … Continue reading

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Puget Sound and Harstine Island

Escaping the Florida heat, I spent the last weekend of July up in the Great Northwest with my family. From West Seattle we took a short ferry ride across the water, passing Vashon Island, and disembarking at Southworth.  My family … Continue reading

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Tough Decisions in the Oregon Wine Country

The Willamette Valley Wineries Association ( lists over 180 wineries in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The first tough decision is where to start, the second, which ones to visit? To celebrate my sister’s birthday, my mother and I escorted her to … Continue reading

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