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Hiking in Olympic Nat’l Park, WA

August 8th, 2022|

Mike backpacked 30 miles up the Bogachiel trail in Olympic National Park. He wanted to visit the trail crews that we help sponsor with our foundation. Part of their work was to historically restore a [...]

Hiking in the Sawtooths, ID

August 3rd, 2022|

Mike backpacked for three days in the Sawtooth Mountains. The group began and ended the trip at JoAn and Ralph's beautiful cabin in Stanley, ID.

Second Beach, WA

July 31st, 2022|

Second Beach is an undiscovered gem in Olympic National Park, especially at low tide. We were guided by a board member from Washington's National Park Foundation, John Meyer, who offered up his company and expertise [...]

Great Falls, MT

July 29th, 2022|

Once upon a time, Great Falls, Montana had the beauty and dramatic landscape of a potential National Park. Instead, the magnificent falls were harnessed for hydroelectric power in a series of five dams. Great Falls [...]

Teddy Roosevelt Nat’l Park, ND

July 25th, 2022|

New Yorker Teddy Roosevelt first came to North Dakota in 1883 to hunt bison. In 1884, when his wife and his mother died on the same night, he was devastated. Leaving his newborn daughter in [...]

Cornfest in Moline, IL

July 20th, 2022|

We were a little early for sweet corn this year, but Rolly came through with some "private stash" from a farmer buddy. Mike still holds the record at 15 ears of corn at one sitting [...]

Cuyahoga National Park, OH

July 19th, 2022|

Cuyahoga is the least impressive Nat’l Park we’ve seen. (To be fair, Brandywine Falls was closed for road construction.) More like a state park, with residential and agricultural areas throughout. Originally designated as a national [...]

Cleveland, OH

July 17th, 2022|

Cleveland in July was humming with street concerts, outdoor cafes and sports stadiums.    

Del Mar, CA

July 5th, 2022|

We made sure we walked enough to burn off all the great food in Del Mar (just north of San Diego).  

Mining in Julian

June 30th, 2022|

We toured an old gold mine in Julian, CA, which operated from 1870 to 1934, producing gold worth a few million in today's dollars. The mine was discovered by a newly freed slave from the [...]

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