Travel and Adventure
(last update 11/06/2004)


 
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 Velociraptors (sand-rails) September 2004 - Building Sandrails, AKA Metalshop 101 (Cutting, Bending, Grinding, Welding)
Kansas City April 2004 - KC-K and KC-MO
Rothenberg April 2004 - It's like going back in time.
Backarach April 2004 - Castles on the Rhine
Lugano and Gimmelwald March 2004 - To the Top-of-Europe and Skiing in the Fog
Venice Italy March 2004 - Good Times in Venice
Salzburg, Austria and Bolzano, Italy March 2004 - Salt Mines and a Frozen Guy
Munich and Oberstaufen, Germany March 2004 - Travels through Southern Germany
Beach Cottage  Completed Pictures - 
Beach Cottage  June 2003 - Drywall, Plumbing, Cabinets and More
Beach Cottage April 2003 - Walls, Wiring and Spring Break
Beach Cottage  March 2003 - Reconstructing the Floor
Beach Cottage  February 2003 - Tearing out the Old
Rian February 2003 - Our Granddaughter Rian comes to Visit
Beach Cottage  December 2002 - The Start of the Project
Halloween Mask Making October 2002 - How to make a professional style foam and latex mask
Balloon Fiesta September 2002 - Monument Valley to Balloon Fiesta
Houseboating September 2002 - Houseboating on Lake Powell
Salt Lake City September 2002 - Plug your nose.
Yellowstone Again, Again August 2002 - Bison, Bison, Everywhere Bison
Ikumi August 2002 - Traveling with Ikumi from Japan
Alaska's Inside Passage July 2002 - The Alaska Ferry, Heading South
Top of the World June 2002 - Chicken Alaska to Whitehorse
Kenai Peninsula June 2002 - Denali and the Kenai Peninsula
Alaska is Open June 2002 - Alaska Finally Opens for Tourist and Our Drive to the Arctic Ocean
Alaska is Closed April 2002, A trip around Alaska, but everything is frozen and closed
Buffalo Drive March 2002, Hualing buffalo and supplies 50 miles on snow machines
  Buffalo Drive Part II    Continued
Alaska or Bust Our First Four Days to Alaska
NHK Fan Club March 2002, E-mail from viewers of the NHK RVing Lifestyle documentary which aired 3/9/02
Off to Alaska March 2002, Were off to Alaska to help Cheryl's sister move 14 Buffalo 30 miles down a frozen river.
Winter 2002 Adventures January 2001, 10,000 RVers at Quartzsite, Building fence in Sedona, Winter Olympics 2002 (almost)
The Grand Canyon December 2001, The grand Canyon under a dusting of snow and beautiful Antilope Canyon.
More from San Diego Fall, 2001, Making latex Halloween masks, Yuma Arizona with friends 
San Diego, California Fall 2001,  Max's birthday Party, Hydroplane Races, Flag Football, Triathalon Champion
Alberta, Canada August 2001, Head-Smashed-In, Dino Museum, Banff, Paint Pots, and hot springs 
Kalisoell and Glacier N. P. August 2001, A visit with Ed's daughter in Kalispell and Glacier National Park
Great Falls, Montana August 2001, The Great Falls and the Lewis and Clark Museum
Last Chance, Idaho August 2001, Visiting friends and Yellowstone 
Friends & Family August 2001, Some of the many people we enjoyed time with this summer 
The Road to Montana August 2001, We head out for a five week trip
More from Washington August 2001, Fun with family and county fairs 
Washington July 2001, Forest Camp
The Oregon Coast July 2001, Cresent Beach, California to Seaside, Oregon
Up and Down the West Coast May 2001, Stops in Arizona, California, and Oregon (Rouge River and Blue Ox) 
Nippon Broadcasting Co. Road trip with NHK.  Japan's PBS channel travels with us for three weeks making a documentary
West Coast April 2001, Our return to the West Coast after 9 months traveling in the East
Big Bend Cadillac Ranch and Big Bend National Park
Dallas Dallas Science Museum, Oklahoma City
New Orleans Shrimping tour, Gulfport, all-you-can-eat crawfish, Zydeco, drive through daiquiri stands 
Mardi Gras Lots of parades, beads, and parties in the street
Gulf of Mexico Atlanta, Shrimping on the Gulf in Biloxi
Georgia Okefenokee Swamp, Snakes and Savannah Georgia
Everglades Alligators, lots of alligators
Florida Keys Sugarloaf Key, fishing, pelicans, Key West
Christmas in Florida Christmas 2000 in Orlando 
Barcelona, Spain A great town.  My favorite tourist city in Europe
Southern France The Wine Country, Perpignan, Castles Beaches
Nice, France The French Alps, Annecy, lost again, Nice, the Mediterranean
Paris Part II The Lourve, Versailles, A Top the Eifel Tower
Paris Part I The Eifel Tower, Arch de Triumph, Food, Shops, Taxi's and Subways
London Tour buses, museums, and many other tourist sites
York, England November 2000, One of our best stops.  A historic city with modern day residents
Scotland November 2000, The beautiful Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness.
Stratford upon Avon November 2000, The birthplace of William Shakespeare. A quaint, very traditional English city.
Warwick Castle November 2000, A wonderful, old castle
England Our arrival in England, Driving on the left is a challenge and navigating the curved streets is worse.
New York City November 2000, A visit to downtown New York City, subways, Time Square, Central Park and more.
Punkin Chunkin  November 2000, The 15th annual Punkin Chunkin Contest in Millsboro, Delaware.
Williamsburg October 2000, Williamsburg, Virginia along with Jamestown and Yorktown.
Washington D.C. October 2000, Our Capitol and the Smithsonian Institute.
Philadelphia October 2000, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Vermont October 2000, New Hampshire and Vermont for fall colors.
Bar Harbor September 2000, Bar Harbor Maine for lobster dinner.
Boston September 2000, A city with a lot of personality, history and great food.
Cape Cod September 2000, Cape Cod, surfing the beaches of Rhode Island and Plymouth Rock
East Coast September 2000, Finally we are East.  Niagara Falls, Erie Canal, Corning Glass, Atlantic City.
Chicago August 2000, Navy Pier, Museums, and a picture of a Sea Monkey.
Octave Chanute August 2000, Rantoul Illinois / Octave Chanute Air Force Base.
Hannibal, Missouri August 2000, Home of  Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Becky Thatcher and oh ya, let's not leave out Injun Joe.  Also the stop of the Gore/Lieberman Mississippi campaign cruise.
Iowa August 2000, The Iowa State Fair, House of Cards Guinness Record Holder, Marshalltown Iowa on a dairy farm.
South Dakota August 2000, Badlands, "where the heck is Wall Drug", the Corn Palace and Sioux Falls South Dakota.
Sturgis 2000 August 2000, 60th annual biker rally in Sturgis South Dakota.
The Black Hills August 2000,  Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, Devils Tower.
The Oregon Trail July 2000, Wagon Ruts, Fort Laramie and other interesting sites in the area.
Frontier Days July 2000, The 104th Daddy of Them All, Frontier Days Rodeo in Cheyenne Wyoming.
Buffalo Bill Museum May 2000, Cody Wy. to see the Buffalo Bill Museum and eat one of the best green chile burritos in Wy.
Yellowstone III July 2000, Fly fishing in Idaho and back to Yellowstone to see Mitch and Max on the big screen.
Edmonton Mall July 2000, A truly large and incredible mall.
Jasper June 2000, A quick stop back to Everett Wa. then on to Banff and Jasper in Alberta Canada.
Yellowstone
 - Part I
 - Part II
 - Part III (Same as above)
May 2000, Yellowstone National Park.  Too much for one page so there are two pages of our May visit. 
We returned in July to see Mitch and Max in the evening slide shows at the outdoor amphitheater.
Dinosaur May 2000, Dinosaur National Park in northwest Colorado and Utah
Arches May 2000, Arches National Park near Moab Arizona.
Canyon de Chelly May 2000, Northeast Arizona on the Navajo Nation.
Durango May 2000, Durango Colorado.  Warm days, refreshing mountain air and a few good breweries
Santa Fe May 2000, Santa Fe New Mexico.  A city of art and fantastic food
Albuquerque April 2000, Albuquerque New Mexico
Tombstone April 2000, Tombstone Arizona, site of the 1881 shoot out at the O K Corral
Tucson (continued) April 2000, Old Tucson Studios, the Desert Museum and how to find a place to eat breakfast 
Tucson Arizona April 2000, Warm weather, good food, and a lot to do and see.
Yuma April 2000, Our visit to the Yuma Territorial Prison.
San Diego January through March 2000,  We stayed at our favorite campground, Campland on the Bay and a big, old house on the beach
Click here for an OVERVIEWof the next six pages October 1999 - March 2000
Quartzsite Arizona   January 2000, may just be the largest swap meet and RV gathering in the country
Yellowstone   November, 1999, Yellowstone.  Crowds?  We were the only campers in the park
Fall99   October 1999 - March 2000, not doing much of anything,  friends, relatives, Christmas, Yada, Yada
Halloween   October, 1999,  Pictures from Gabe and Angi's halloween party
Medford Oregon   October 1999, What a sunny warm place.  Medford Oregon and Crater Lake National Park
Oregon Coast   September 1999, Traveling the Oregon Coast
Reno Nevada September 1999, Reno Nevada and the Reno Hot Air Balloon Race
Bishop California August 1999, Bishop, the ghost town Bodie, the Tri-County Fair, and the nice folks at KDAY
During the Summer  Summer 1999, we have been up and down the West coast visiting family and friends and taking care of business.  It is amazing how busy we can be doing nothing.
Yosemite June 1999,  Yosemite National Park.   It doesn't get much better than this
Sequoia / Kings Canyon June 1999, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.  June, and its snowing in California?
Soledad Canyon May 1999, Soledad Canyon.  Northeast of Los Angeles for Memorial Day.
Homeschool
Conference
May 1999,  3rd Annual "Kid Comfortable" Homeschool Conference, Marriot Hotel Woodland Hills California.  This was an excellent conference sponsored by The Link, the nations FREE Homeschool newspaper.  This review is written by Max.
Southern
California
May 1999, Generally just taking it it easy.  We visited with the Bartlett's from Everett, went to a vintage hotrod show, and relaxed for a few weeks.
Palm Springs April 1999,  Besides lots of palm trees and swimming pools we explored Joshua Tree National Park and learned about wind farms. 
Stearman April 1999,  We met up with Cheryl's dad in Casa Grande, Arizona for the 4th Annual Southwestern Stearman Fly-in.
Spring Break April 1999,  Friends from Marysville Washington join us for spring break.  Together we travel around southern New Mexico for a week. 
Merida, Mexico March 1999,  Join us as we fly to Merida, Yucatan Mexico for the grand opening our brother-in-law's new surgical clinic.
San Antonio February 1999 -  San Antonio, Texas.  We were here for a short time and spent most of it on Riverwalk and visiting the Alamo.
Biosphere 2 February 1999 - Tucson, Arizona.  A great place to study and learn and a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there.  Not without a key to the exit door that is. 
Verde Valley February 1999,  What a great place!  Mild weather, beautiful scenery, and plenty of outback country to explore.
Tournament of
Roses
January 1, 1999 - Pasadena California.  We arrived about 11:00 a.m. the morning before the parade to claim a spot on the sidewalk.
Mitch Mitch's original journal page.  Instead of having separate journal's we have combined efforts.  As seen by the pages listed above the journals are now by subject. 
Max Max's original journal. 
Family The original family journal
Trips Our original "Field Trips" page.   All three of the journals and this page include pictures and descriptions of our travels from November when we left the Seattle area up to mid-February.

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