Monthly Archives: July 2016

Book Review: Water and the California Dream

Water and the California Dream Carle, David Counterpoint, 2016 What were the odds – I drive 1500 miles from the California desert to combine getting out of the dry desert summer with a pilgrimage to Elliott Bay Books in Seattle, … Continue reading

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Through the Camera: A new instruction

I’m don’t know what incident led to this company needing a “Be Against Trampled” instruction on their packaging, but I bet it would make an interesting story.  

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Wandering the West – Part 8: Wrapping up with the Central California Coast

The day got off to a headache free, but late, start as my motivation for getting up and out ran smack into my motivation to not end the trip. While I had no technical reason to mandate that it was … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 7: The Northern California Coast

It was well into the afternoon by the time I was waved through the shack of an agricultural entry station as my “welcome to California experience.” In today’s world, I rank it up there with Oregon’s professional gas pumpers as … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 6: Down the Oregon Coast

Following lunch in Seattle I was very tempted to take the ferry to Bremerton and stop off in Olympic National Park for the night. As tempting as it was, I decided that since I had already extensively explored the Washington … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 5: Crater Lake to Seattle with stops

After leaving Crater Lake on highway 138, I turned east to pick up US-97 for a few miles before striking off to the northwest along highway 58. Much of this way was relatively mundane driving on straight roads through featureless … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 4: Crater Lake

There is something odd about driving uphill to get to a lake. Even more so as you gain elevation over the surrounding land and there is less and less landscape above you. The whole concept of lakes being at the … Continue reading

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