Questioning

Happiness

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I am probably the most fortunate person alive. I live the life I want to live. I play when I want to play, work when I want to work and rest when I want to rest. When it comes to family and friends, I simply have the best. No matter what the situation, things have always seemed to turnout in my favor. What more could anyone ask for? There are times when I wonder why I am so fortunate when there seems to be so many people who are not happy / lucky / fortunate / etc. as I am. Why is there such a discrepancy in happiness? Read More...

Daylight Hours

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One thing I like about Missoula is how long the days are in summer. Right now it gets light at 5:13 AM and stays light until 9:53 PM. That is sixteen hours and forty minutes of daylight! In a month, there will be seventeen hours and fifteen minutes of daylight. I love the long days, but they sure do mess with my internal body clock. My body seems to be very controlled by daylight and darkness. The birds start singing about an hour before daylight (around 4:15 AM). I hear them and my body starts telling me it is time to get up or I am going to miss part of the day. Read More...

New Toys

Over the past two weeks Mary has brought a GPS for her bike and a second GPS for hiking. She says she got them to keep her from getting lost. First, I can’t believe that Mary would every admit that she might get lost. Mary professes that she never gets lost, just turned around a bit - I have a different opinion as does Search and Rescue in Idaho. Read More...

Pilot Butte

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Pilot Butte is an extinct volcano in Bend. Bend is one of four US cities with a volcano. This morning I decided to hike up Pilot Butte. The hike is not long or difficult. You can drive to the top if you like, but based on today, many more people walk than drive. I think the hike up is about a mile (same length down). Read More...

May Day

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On May first we woke up to seventeen degrees. It warmed up to fifty-eight, but it was well below freezing this morning. The lawn watering system must have come on sometime really early this morning, because when I took Moxie out this morning, the lawn was coated with ice - much was in the form of drops. We got a small space heater for in the living area of the RV so that we do not keep the furnace on all day. Read More...

Trader Joe's

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If you have a Trader Joe’s near you and you do not shop there, you are missing out. We bought some frozen almond croissants from Trader Joe’s because we both love almond croissants. We put them out to rise for several hours and then cooked them. They were delicious. You will not find the name brands that you see on TV at Trader Joe’s, nor will you find a huge store. Trader Joe’s carries a wide variety of products and everything we have gotten from Trader Joe’s has been great. Read More...

Glacier National Park - Day 7

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It was so nice to have running water (hot and cold) last night and this morning. There are so many little things like running water that we take for granite until they are gone. Read More...

Goodbye to Creedmoor

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Before the sun comes up in the morning we will have left Creedmoor. We have been here since mid-February and while there are many, many things I will miss, I am ready to move on. The vagabond within is eager to be on the move again. That being said, today is somewhat of a sad day and I will be very sad tomorrow morning. Read More...

Relocating

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We are getting ready to relocate. Our renter in Asheville has moved out of our house and we are going to be moving back in - at least for a while.


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Amtrak

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Amtrak has two trains that run between Raleigh and Charlotte. I am on the Piedmont this morning. The Piedmont is the more comfortable train. I have at least three feet of leg room in front of me. There is a foot rest on the seat in front of me, but my legs are too short to reach it. The seats recline a lot and are very comfy. Read More...

Home?

When you think of home, do you think of a particular place? The dictionary has many definitions of home including the terms domicile, residence and all kinds of descriptions. Read More...