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Family Flashbacks (9): Giants

This day, six years ago, was the tenth in our Nebraska-to-California-and-back road trip. After a sumptuous breakfast in Arcata, we headed south, first on the four-lane Highway 101 for about ten miles, until we reached the turnoff for far-more scenic, … Continue reading

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Family Flashbacks (8): Spectacular Salmon Run

This date six years ago found us in California, leaving our lodging in Redding and hoping for an adventurous drive to Arcata. This from my journal: We expected this to be a very good day of exploration, as our Road … Continue reading

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Family Flashbacks (7): Lingering in Lassen

After a nice breakfast of biscuits and gravy in Fallon, Nevada, we drove our last stretch of Highway 50 and crossed the border into California. Our goal was Redding and we had no specific points of interest in mind, but … Continue reading

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Family Flashbacks (6): Nevada Notes

We’d planned a drive of 259 miles for this day, which would end near Reno. We had no special landmarks in our sights, but planned to take opportunities as they came, so when we saw signs for the Hickison Petroglyphs … Continue reading

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Family Flashbacks (5): Big Sky, Basin, and Beef

Today’s date six years ago found us on the sixth day of our road trip. We logged only 152 miles (245 km) but took our time and savored the wide-open spaces. We left our totally-forgettable (we wish!) lodging in Delta, … Continue reading

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Family Flashbacks (4): Aches and Arches

Six years ago today we’d spent the night in Moab, Utah, having arrived after dark the evening before. I’d fractured some cartilage in my left knee during an incautious descent down a set of stone steps in the Black Canyon … Continue reading

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Family Flashback (3): Gorgeous Gorge

The fourth day of our great road trip, six years ago today, began in Gunnison, Colorado. The primary point of interest that we had planned for this day was the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The Gunnison River … Continue reading

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Family Flashbacks (2): Crossing Colorado

Continuing my flashback of our 2014 road trip, 6 years ago today our plan took us through central Colorado. We’d spent the night in La Junta and drove the 222 miles (358 km) to Gunnison. We had fine weather all … Continue reading

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Family Flashbacks (1): Fall Finery

Six years ago today found us in our second day of a long-treasured road trip that took us from our then home in Omaha, Nebraska to the coast of California and back. I am planning to follow my archive of … Continue reading

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Retraction of the Native

I’m sorry to have to report that I was mistaken regarding the (dare I say it?) nativity of the little mantis nymph in my post two days ago; I didn’t do enough homework. I’m a member of a New Zealand … Continue reading

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