Monthly Archives: January 2015

Monochrome Madness: Milan Cathedral

We visited Italy for 19 days in 2009. Four of those days were spent in Milan and we thought that the Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano) was by far the most impressive building in the entire city.

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Idaho 1989: City of Rocks

Rock climbing is becoming quite the rage these days, now that free climbers Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell have conquered the Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite. One of the best places in Idaho to watch, learn, practice and … Continue reading

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Idaho 1989: Surprise on the Trail

It was hot and dry and sagebrush was everywhere as far as we could see. We had been walking on a portion of the Oregon Trail for about a mile or two and already the group was strung out for … Continue reading

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Idaho 1989: The California Trail in Idaho

Before 1849 most emigrants on the Oregon Trail traveled all the way to Oregon. Then gold was discovered in California in 1848 and afterwards the majority of the emigrants turned left a few miles west of Fort Hall where the … Continue reading

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Idaho 1989: The Oregon Trail in Idaho

In 2006 I bought a Nikon slide scanner and began digitizing my 30 years worth of slides. I thought it would take two years. Well, it’s now nine years later and I’m still scanning! But I only have a couple … Continue reading

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Missions in Monochrome: Mission Santa Barbara

Mission Santa Barbara is the tenth of the 21 California Missions. It was founded by the Franciscan friar Fermín de Lasuén on December 4, 1786 which is the feast day of Saint Barbara. It is often called the Queen of … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: The Boulduc Apothecary Dynasty

In the Spring of 2014 my wife and I traveled to Paris and I decided to spend one day getting acquainted with my Boulduc ancestors of Paris and Senlis, a small city about 100 km north of Paris. I discovered … Continue reading

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