My next destination was Salt Lake City to visit my granddaughter, Éva and to meet her girlfriend. But that was still a long drive away. So from Vancouver I drove to Bend, Oregon, fully intending to stay the night. Once I got there, though, I found a very crowded, busy, high traffic city. Just too much for me. I’ve heard it’s beautiful all around Bend … Continue reading Through to Utah
Now that I’ve been on the road for a bit, here are a few pictures of my travels so far through some of Northern California and southern Washington State. I’m currently in Salem, Oregon. There’s been a family emergency which is why I’m back in Salem, but the dust is beginning to settle and I’ll be back on the road soon. It’s been a few … Continue reading To No Cal, So WA and back again
Way, way back in the olden days – somewhere around November 2018 – I was at the tail end of my travels in Europe. My plan had been to return to my beloved Chico, California, get a job and save up so I could travel some more. I’d hoped to go back to South America. But this was not to be. First, the Paradise fire … Continue reading Clementine
So, right after (almost to the day) my one year warranty ended, my hard drive died in my computer. Nice job, Dell. I’m writing this from my phone and I suck at texting. I found the official Dell repair place here in Buenos Aires and I should be able to get my computer back in a few days. Just want to keep you in the … Continue reading Aaaaarghh
Here am I in Buenos Aires. I’m not a big city person, generally, but I think I’m going to like this one. I arrived at EZE (the B.A. airport) yesterday after a roundabout stopover in Bolivia. It was supposed to be only a 3 hour stay there ……hoo boy – I think I need to back up and start at the beginning. My flight from … Continue reading On the Street Where I Live
Well, it’s been a rough couple of weeks. I just realized as I sit here writing this, it hasn’t even been a week. She died February 11th. My mom. It was not a surprise, not a shock. She was 87 years old. She had been in a lot of pain, a lot of mental anguish and she was ready. She’d had a good life. She … Continue reading Marilyn Jean
I had to get out of the house. I haven’t been walking much lately because I’ve got Achilles tendinitis – walking only aggravates it. Because of the tendinitis I just haven’t been doing much…..and going bonkers. Actually, I take that back (the not doing much part…..the bonkers part still stands) – a couple weekends ago I drove up to Oakland and stayed a few days … Continue reading Day Trip to Big Sur
Finally! Seems like it’s taken forever. It hasn’t of course, but I’m not particularly patient when it comes to waiting. Anyway, I’VE GOT A JOB! It’s in Salinas and I’ll be working for Monterey County. Secretarial work. Happily. I’ve always wanted to live in Monterey, but jobs were scarce there. I’d thought about working in Salinas and living in Monterey, but I think the commute … Continue reading I HAVE A JOB!!!
I walked to Ðen Hai Ba Trung today (Ðen = Temple). I live in Hai Ba Trung District in Ha Noi and have heard the story of these sisters many times, so I wanted to visit their temple. It’s not very far from my place, though I still managed to get lost. It’s those darned shape-shifting streets, I tell ya. Anyway, I found it and, … Continue reading Hai Ba Trung (Two Sisters Trung)
…..when I left for work this morning ~ there was a big tarp hanging over the street (alley, actually). I figured my neighbors were having a party and when I got home from work…. …… sure ‘nuf….there’s a party goin’ on! This happens a lot here. A party is happening right in the middle of the street with motorbikes running right through it the whole … Continue reading I thought somethin’ was up…..