A Nearby Journey, One Country Road

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."   Marcel Proust Every  weekday morning before I retired, I drove to school down the same country road. You won't find my route in any guidebooks. It is just an ordinary rural asphalt passage through Northern New York State. But …

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70/7000 Putting on Some Miles and My Last Night

Days 63-68  August 27-September 1, 2001 Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Ontario. Putting on the miles to get home before school started, I didn't set up camp each night but slept in the van.  I used a chair by a campfire in the evenings and made coffee each morning on my vintage Bernzomatic stove. Down to the …

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70/7000 Beautiful Lake Louise, The Canadian Rockies

  Day 47  August 11, 2001 A take my breath away moment, seeing Lake Louise for the first time. As I stood at the edge of the lake, very engaged in gawking with my mouth open, a ranger with a survey on a clipboard saw my  potential  as an extremely positive statistic. "Would you considered …

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