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 Conquering a Mountain and Maybe Myself

Day 47-August 11, 2001 Today I hiked with Jack and Henny, a very fit and active couple from the Netherlands. My time with this nice couple allowed me to ask questions about their lives in The Netherlands.  Henny works part time and engages in physical activity as much as she can.  Both she and Jack …

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70 days,7000 miles, Days 15, 16, 17

July 7, 8, and 9, 2001 Made it through Wisconsin, Minnesota ("Land of a Thousand Bites"), and North Dakota. I traveled beautiful green landscapes and fast roads.  But I do believe the chamber of commerce adds a 1000 feet to each mile so we easterners don't get discourage traveling these long, long distances between towns. …

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