Category Archives: History

The Plazas of Ponferrada

Ponferrada is about one-third the size of León and has about one-tenth as many bars and also about one-tenth as many tourists. We walked all over old town Leon and crossed perhaps twenty plazas but in Ponferrada we only visited … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Ponferrada?

Pilgrims who are following A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Camino Santiago by John Brierley while they travel along the Camino Frances in northern Spain start Stage 1 of their journey in St Jean Pied de Port on the French side … Continue reading

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The Barlow Road at the End of the Oregon Trail

In the early 1840s the first emigrants to Oregon sailed up the Missouri River from St Louis to what are now various suburbs of Kansas City and from there set off on foot, horseback or wagons on a two thousand … Continue reading

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More on our 2004 Lewis and Clark Heritage Tour

I was an active member of the Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) for 20 years and attended many of their annual conventions during that time, including the 2004 convention that was held in Vancouver, Washington.  My entry for Leanne Cole’s Monochrome … Continue reading

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MM 3-42 Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

Cape Disappointment lies at the southwest tip of the state of Washington, just a stone’s throw from the state of Oregon. Way back in 2004 my wife and I attended the annual Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) convention which was held … Continue reading

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MM 3-36 David Hume’s Big Toe

One day last Spring when we were wandering along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile I took this shot of the David Hume statue in front of the High Court building. This will be my entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge.

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Why We Drove through Six Mile Canyon to Dayton

OK, I promised I would finish the story on why we drove from Virginia City through Six Mile Canyon to Dayton that October Day in 2007 (see my previous posting here on the Monochrome Madness Road theme). We went to … Continue reading

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