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North America » United States » Louisiana » New Orleans October 31st 1999

It’s never raises more than a few feet above the water. It’s straight as an arrow. The fact still remains; Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest bridge in the world. 25 miles of bridge between Metairie and Mandeville in Louisiana. One might think that this would be an interesting ride. The fact is, it’s probably hard to find a less interesting ride. Look to your left, there is water a few feet down. Look to your right, there’s water a few feet down. Look in front of you, there’s probably a car. It seems unlikely that anyone would drive off the bridge and into the water. But it happens, most likely out of boredom. Many make this trip twice a day, as a step in going to and from work. Can somebody please explain the beauty of ... read more

North America » United States » Michigan » Ann Arbor October 23rd 1999

Geo: 42.2819, -83.7484very cold... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Forks October 2nd 1999

Saturday morning, October 2, 1999, I drove my RX-7 from Olympia to Fife to pickup a rental 28 foot Class C RV from a rental company. Leaving the Mazda at the rental place, I drove the big buggy back home to pack it for our trip around the Olympic Peninsula. Our toy poodle, Shadow, is 10 months old now and became excited when he saw the RV in the driveway. We took him on our mosey down the Oregon Coast in May, and when he saw the buggy, he knew that it was a special time. As soon as we opened it up to pack with provisions, he started to take all of his toys from the house to the RV; snakey, hedgy, junior, chicken and one eared bunny. For some reason he decided to leave ... read more
Rialto Beach Pano 01
Rialto Beach Head Stack
Rialto Beach Log View 01

North America » United States » Ohio » Cleveland September 23rd 1999

Geo: 41.5047, -81.6908museums and the tow path... read more

North America » United States September 15th 1999

Ok, first of all, the title is very misleading. Sometimes the journey is half the fun of getting to your destination. Other times the journey is nothing shy of a cumbersome and strenuous way of getting from point A to point B. As much as I would have wished for a non-stop journey that time, it was clearly the opposite. I like airplanes - they take you where you want to go faster than any other means of transportation. However, by no means does this always equal a smooth and relaxing trip. The concept of stop-overs effectively spoils this idyllic idea. With a two hour car ride to Copenhagen, the trip has not even started. The two hour flight between Copenhagen and London goes well. It’s with the five hour stop-over at Gatwick airport that I’m ... read more

North America » United States » California August 23rd 1999

DAY 4 - MONDAY 23 AUGUST No it's not a typo - it was Monday again thanks to jet lag's best friend, the International Date Line. It was a long, long flight. Chose chicken for dinner, not the spinach, in case you wanted to know. I sat right at the arse end of the plane, a sort of business class gone backwards. Tried to get some sleep but couldn't. The plane landed at LAX (LA airport) at 10.20am. I was met by Dean Thomas, a kiwi now living and working in the US. Dean has been in the US since 1990 and is a Lieutenant JG in the US Navy Sea Cadet Corps. Prior to his arrival, Dean was a field umpire in the Auckland Australian Football League from 1988-1990. He was also a boundary umpire ... read more

North America » United States » Louisiana » New Orleans August 12th 1999

Subletting the apartment for the summer seemed to be a great idea. Most of my rent would be absorbed, and the temporary tenant would get a nice and quiet place at a reduced price. His name was Russell. American guy, in his 40's, calm and quiet, drink- and smoke free, riding around New Orleans on his bicycle. Wouldn't cause any trouble with the apartment complex manager, would keep a very low profile. According to our written contract, he would leave upon my return. So far so good. The summer went by, and I returned. This is when I realize that Russell is still there, seemingly with no intention of moving out. One might think that it was obvious enough that my roomie and me were living there, preferably alone. Not so. Russell would not leave. The ... read more

North America » United States » Vermont » Bennington July 23rd 1999

Geo: 42.8787, -73.1972cold... read more

North America » United States » Washington June 24th 1999

I the previous three years our road trips took us to the Florida via the East Coast, Texas via the Southeastern States, California via all the Midwest and Western states, so we thought it was time to see the Northwest, broadly defined as everything northwest of Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons of Wyoming, to include the westernmost Canadian provinces. We would be join by our good friends buz and Kathy. 24 June 1999 Thursday. The alarm went off at 3:45 am. Amazingly, we were all ready to catch the cab by 4:45 am, and made it to Dulles airport in plenty of time to catch the 6:30 am flight to St. Louis and on to Seattle, Washington. The only glitch was that our daughter Rosanna didn’t have a ticket. We explained to the TWA agent that ... read more
Kathy, Linda, Rosanna, Tamara, and Buz on Kalaloch beach
Beach beauty at Kalaloch beach
Driftwood at Kalaloch, Washington




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