The landscape changes so dramatically, when crossing into western Oregon, from north and east. I’ve always considered Hood River the dividing line between east and west along the Columbia. Yesterday I showed some Rhodes in the park. But flowers were blooming all around town. It was lush. I remember when traveling south from The Yukon […]Read More Home again
Yesterday Tofu and I travelled from Ellensburg to our Portland family home, with Jeremiah, Nan and Sam. Road trip In some ways we completed our great northern road trip at Celilo Falls, which is now buried under tons of water due to the Dalles Dam on the Columbia River. If you are able to read […]Read More Home
That’s what this couple call themselves. They’re playing on the lawn of the Ellensburg KOA camp. Tofu and I are the only other people on the lawn. They’re really pretty good. I’ve been listening almost an hour. I like all their picks so far. Everything from Blue Bajou, to Yesterday, and Folsom Prison Blues. The […]Read More Gone Fiddling Again.
So last night Tofu and I were taking our evening stroll. As we travelled by the RV’s in Northland RV Park, which is a small place just South Prince George, I was looking at license plates. I’ve only seen one other Oregon plate on our entire journey and that was in a snowstorm. I saw […]Read More Hey Stu!
Is that the only grass I saw in Alaska or the Yukon, looked as though the dirt was imported from somewhere else. At First Christian Church in Anchorage you can see a few ducts of some wild grass growing through the gravel. But across the street is the headquarters of British Petroleum, and they have […]Read More What I meant to say…
OK, I just made that up. Today Tofu and I traveled from Watson Lake to Fort Newlson, B.C. It was hugely incredible, superlative,superlative. Scenery. I didn’t take many pictures of that. Instead it became National Wildlife Day. I saw more animals today than on any other day. Four ravens, one bunny rabbit, many bison, many […]Read More National Wildlife Day…
We hot tailed it out of Whitehorse at 9am. It took six hours to get to Watson Lake. The road was good to excellent all the way. The weather was cool and beautiful. As for wildlife, I saw 6 porcupines; three we’re beside the road and alive, while the other three had failed to look […]Read More Of signpost theft, grief, and a ring
Tofu wanted to take a long walk this morning, so I found the path where previously we found the sign that I like so much but won’t be following. The one about returning by the same portage as you went. So we walked this pathway at the base of a bluff until we came to […]Read More Stairway to Heaven
Happy Mother’s Day to all who were born of Mothers, and a special shout out to my Mom and my daughter, Emily, and my daughter in law, Nan. As for me it is great to have been given this day (among many others), and to have 3 wonderful Grandkids, Maya, Elias, and Sam. I want […]Read More Mother’s Day in Whitehorse, Yukon
Mom, I called you today from Tok, Alaska. I didn’t mean it to be my Mother’s day call. My intention was to call you from Fairbanks, because that was my high point. The furthest North on this adventure. Anyway, I got distracted trying to get a new toothbrush cause I left my old one in […]Read More Mother’s Day Special coming up!