travel

John Day Fossil Beds

I was going through yet another hard disk of photos to find an appropriate “timeline” image for Facebook.   Had a lot of fond memories of a geology-themed vacation through southern Washington and central Oregon.  The first stop was at Mt. St. Helens, home of the ‘sploded volcano from 1981: Very close by is Ape …

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Saved by Calculus

On the flight to Houston, I was seated two seats over from a very strange, inebriated young woman. Tammy, from Billings, Montana, struck up a conversation with the guy between us, soliciting information from Derek, Married Guy™ from Canada, sharing truisms like “anyone who doesn’t know what they want to with their life by the …

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Fort Worth

Last week was my first time visiting Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex’s better half. When I had the opportunity to be outside (80°F and sunny, in April!), I wandered around downtown, letting the numerous virtual geocaches guide my travels. (All photos, except the USPS one, are mine. Click to embiggen.) This mural (a block over), is typical …

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Clickety-click

Singing Cowboy, downtown Wichita I had some customer visits scheduled in Wichita last week. On the first appointment, I’d budgeted a lot more time than I actually used. Since I’ve never been to Kansas before, I set out to do some late-afternoon exploring. The most intriguing thing I could come up with was to visit …

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Mt. Rainier

I spent an extended July 4th weekend at Mt. Rainier National Park… without access to showers or shaving for several days.  (There used to be showers in the basement of the visitor center at Paradise, but that was replaced with a newer, smaller, showerless visitor center.) The little white hairs on my chin kind of …

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