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The Ongoing Adventures of a Brooklyn Expat (and Breaking Bad fan)

Day 653 – Just a Game

risk game board

Years ago, decades really, I participated in an unforgettable high school class led by an excellent teacher who as of 2013 was still teaching with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Uconn Waterbury: Barry Davis.

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Day 516 – Back to Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Peak as seen from Prospect Peak

That would be Lassen Peak as seen from Prospect Peak. Yep, we returned to Lassen for Annette’s birthday. Four days in the park. Not really enough time, but it was a good trip. Lassen is a unique environment and, unlike the more well-known western parks, it is pretty easy to avoid the crowds. Some of the youngest rocks in North America (only 120 years or so years old) can be found there. In geologic terms there are lava flows and remnants of explosive eruptions that occurred seconds ago. To find younger lava you probably have to visit Volcanos park on the Big Island of Hawaii. But enough talk, here are the photos. Click for bigger versions or a “gallery” depending on what browser you’re using.

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Day 474 – Gone Boating

SV Zeek II

My first encounter with the SV Zeke II

Months ago a guy I’d met at the Gabriel dog park asked if I knew how to sail. I told him that, in fact, I did and that I even had some experience crewing on a sailboat. He then asked if I’d be interested in joining him and some other folks for four, or so, days cruising around Washington’s San Juan Islands. The rest, as they say, is history.

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Day 458 – New Kaylee Card

Taken on day 5 of a six-day coast trip. It was about this time I think Kaylee was truly sick of my saying “ok, c’mon let’s hit the beach!”

Kaylee, taking some alone time and being pretty clear about it

“We all need some alone time now and then.”

Day 456 – On the Coast with Kaylee

Kaylee, looking quite pleased, atop the correct dune.

Six days away on the Oregon coast is a gift. And, what’s even better, I learned something new about Kaylee!

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