Category Archives: Travel

Of Cheese, Cows, and Worms

October 4th, 2015
Watertown, NY

After a hike in the Tug Hill State Forest yesterday, I drove to Lowville to visit the Lowville Producers Dairy Cooperative cheese store and to witness, with my own eyes, LeWinDa, New York’s largest cow.  I tell ya, there is never a dull moment here in the North Country!


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On Active Duty

July 26th, 2015
Fort Bragg, NC

Well, after a 2400 mile trip across the country, I arrived at Fort Bragg on Friday at about 1400.  My orders said to report first to Lubbock, TX, but I had been advised to ignore that and report to Fort Bragg.  The orders then said to report to building 3-2525.  I checked with some impossibly young privates manning the gate who gave me a general direction, but not with much confidence.


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I Hate Hauling Trailers

February 15th, 2015
Riverside, CA

In order to save money while working at Fort Irwin, today I purchased a 19’ travel trailer. I go back to pick it up tomorrow and, either tomorrow or Wednesday, will haul it up to Fort Irwin. The hotel up there is $99/night. The campground is $15. I spend 150 night per year there. Financially, it’s a no-brainer.


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Fort Collins

Fort Collins, CO
March 3rd, 2014

Or Of Houses and Beer, the lack of the Former and Plenty of the Latter. 

I’m in Fort Collins looking to buy a rental house. I already own one house here, one that I hope to move into one day not too many years from now when I retire from PA work, but would like to have another. Or two if things work out.

Wintery view from near my current house:


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Nepal: The Trek

April 15th, 2013
Kathmandu, Nepal

Back in Kathmandu.  The trek went well and I had a great time.  It’s good to be back.

The morning flight to Lukla was uneventful and we were hiking by mid-morning.  The valleys and villages below Namche Bazaar are beautiful and lush.  Rhododendron blooming everywhere.  The trail is littered with small villages, each having several small “markets,” tea houses, and lodges.

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