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Lovely spring walks in Eugene, Oregon.

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My favorite quote of Vincent Van Gough!

Vincent wrote often to his brother, Theo, from his home in southern France. it is part of the Beyond Van Gough exhibit I saw in Portland, Oregon.

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Eugene Calendars 2022 are available!

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Home in Eugene, Oregon

It looks s always good to be home again. This is my front door in October, I just love fall here.

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Bicycling from Buffalo to Niagara Falls, New York.

The ride was along the Niagara River, flat, through some riverside parks and small neighborhoods. The Canadian Border was still closed, but I did take the Maid of the Mist boat ride to Horseshoe Falls. About 30 miles, and the next day I cycled to a motel near the Buffalo Airport and flew to Seattle in the morning. Had a lovely visit with my daughter and her family before taking the train home to Eugene, Oregon.

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Cycling the Erie Canal Trail.

Cycling from Albany, New York to Buffalo! Through Utica, Syracuse. Rochester and many villages. About 375 miles. Fantastic, flat trail along the Erie Canal, mostly good weather, helpful people to deal with my flat tire. Enjoy a few of my photos along the way. Many thanks to the friendly people who helped with my flat tire! Cycling is fun, but it is always the people who make the best experience.

One highlight was spending a night at the beautiful Oneida Community Mansion House. From 1848 to 1880, it was a Christian commune, in their eyes. Yes, they produced the Oneida flatware.

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Worcester, Massachusetts

My grandson, Theo, is at his first term and time away from home, at Worcester Polytechnical Institute. It was a great treat to get to see him and he showed me around campus. I cycled 40 miles from Pawtuckett, Rhode Island, to Worcester and stayed in an AirBnB because all the hotels were full for Parent Weekend.

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Traveling again!

October 1, my four month volunteer job at Prince William Forest Park ended and I took the train north to Providence, Rhode Island. Then I bicycled five miles to Pawtucket and spent the night.

Train ride across the Potomac River, through Washington DC.
Reminds me of the Roman aqueducts in Europe.
Black Lives Matter graffiti in a train yard.
Fascinating views of New York City.
The seven-hour train trip from Woodbridge, Virginia, to Providence, Rhode Island, was very pleasant and interesting.

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Visitors!

My son Damon and his Ecuadorian wife Susana, came from Quito, Ecuador for a week. We visited Washington DC, the monuments, Washington Cathedral, the Smithsonian Art Gallery and enjoyed hiking and birding in Prince William Forest Park.

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Cycling the Virginia Capital Trail

The Virginia Capital Trail, 52 miles from Yorktown to Richmond. I spent a night about halfway, at the Edgewood Plantation.

I started n Jamestown, cycled through Willamsburg and spent the night at the Edgewood Plantation along the trail. Then cycled into Richmond the next day and took the train to Quantico and cycled back into Prince William Forest Park. Great trip!