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Completing the 50-state Quest

As of September 6, 2019, my quest came to an end. Four months ago, I wrote about my desire to visit all 50 states.  Finally with our recent visit to Alaska, my journey came to an end.  I can’t imagine any place more wonderful to make it happen than the…

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Life with an Outhouse

Years ago, my grandfather got a new girlfriend, Libby.  He lived in a small, rural town in northeastern Pennsylvania. Libby seemed old-fashioned with silver gray hair curled at her shoulder and thick glasses.  Like many in that small town, she lived there all her life.  But what I remember most…

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The Last Frontier

My 50-state quest is coming to an end.  As of tomorrow, I will have visited all 50 states, culminating with a visit to Alaska. As we will be camping and visiting remote wilderness spots, my blogging may be minimal over the next ten days. However, I’m sure I will have…

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Failure is Possible…and Humbling

I feel old. It started out promising enough. We arrived at our campsite by 6:30 p.m.  Though we had no view of Twin Lakes, it seemed quiet and private and had a nice pad to pitch our tent on. A quick trip to Buena Vista for a yummy dinner at…

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