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Undaunted Courage

Thanks to Stephen Ambrose for the title of this post. “Undaunted Courage: Because we are ending our trip on the banks of the Columbia River very near the place where Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1805-1806 on their … Continue reading

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A Second Slice of Salem

After a hotel with author-themed rooms, we returned to home base where the main theme is dust control . . . and the dust is gaining ground. Splendid summer weather in Salem for our two days back. More Saturday marketing … Continue reading

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Coasting

Some people go to the beach, some people go to the shore, some people go to the seaside, we, in Oregon, go to the coast and that is exactly what the four of us did on Wednesday morning.  We threw … Continue reading

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“Sisters, sisters . . .

There were never such devoted sisters/never had to have a chaperone, no sir/I’m here to keep an eye on her.” Oh, my gosh! What has happened? I sat down to write a brief post about our time in Sisters, Oregon, … Continue reading

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Roll On, Columbia or Into the Gorge

Another fabulous day and a half! Departure from Kingston yesterday about 11 a.m. and shooting down I-5 had us arriving at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon around 3:30 p.m.  We checked into our king suites* (H and J in the … Continue reading

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Pacific NW Road Trip

The only thing that’s better than having a great trip in foreign lands is having a great trip at home. Saturday, June 15, Michael and I drove up to Seattle to pick up two very good friends who were arriving … Continue reading

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Gap of Dunloe

Once again, I find myself falling behind in my posts.  The days are so full and the feet, legs, back, arms, teeth, eyeballs, etc., are so tired, that by the time we are showered and decent I can hardly summon … Continue reading

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Sheep’s Head Peninsula

“Go west, young man” is a phrase we in the United States associate with the western migration of people in our own country; an expression of Manifest Destiny.  As it happens, westward migration or flight has been occurring in many … Continue reading

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Dublin Doings: Part Two

Each day presents us with so many possibilities; it also provides opportunities to meet new people and have new experiences.  Today was no different. We had one fixed point for today: A 10:30 a.m. time slot for a tour at … Continue reading

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On Temple Bar

Great time last night!  We managed to pull ourselves together and head deeper into town last night just a skosh past 7 p.m.  What a revelation for a couple of old people! It’s amazing what goes on after our typical … Continue reading

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