June 21 , 2022 /


Today, June 21, marks the “official” end of Spring, the “official” beginning of Summer. Regardless of the calendar formality, you’re free to celebrate on your own schedule. You can read all the details about why that occurs here: http://geography.about.com/od/physicalgeography/a/summersolstice.htm It’s a lot about the earth’s relationship to the sun. It’s also about our relationship to

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September 5 , 2021 /


A hawk was chasing a dove in our back yard and the dove flew into one of our big windows.  The dove fell to the ground stunned and the hawk sat on the garden wall watching the dove.  When we walked outside and saw this, having been alerted by the thud against the window, the

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July 21 , 2021 /


Arrived in Bangor, Maine on Wednesday, July 14, and had the RV serviced on Thursday at the Mercedes dealer (oil and filters changed, tires rotated) as it’s been 10,000 miles since the last service, around March 25.  Spent 3 days near Bangor in Holden, Maine, and moved on Saturday to Bucksport at the head of

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July 14 , 2021 /


Heading to the northeast corner of Ohio, close to Lake Erie, we stopped for two nights at Pymantuning KOA near Andover, Ohio.  Lots of rain. Features along the road included numerous Amish buggies and horses and one three horse hitch which we do not remember seeing on roads in the past.  We have seen as

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July 2 , 2021 /


The small notice on the bulletin board described an opportunity for a summer in Alaska.  The successful applicant would direct a summer recreation program for kids in the small community of Skagway, at the northern terminus of the inland passage.  That passage is a stretch of protected ocean approx. 1,500 km long, that runs from

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June 14 , 2021 /


Contrasts and Comparisons Being planted in one place to absorb the surroundings versus traveling to get to another place – day and night.  While being on the road is a very different experience from parked or camped in one spot, we find ways to make the motion forward at 70 mph engaging.  These include listening

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