Hot air balloon trip August 1st 2019 We have been anticipating this short trip since last Xmas when I made reservations for a balloon ride. We were to go up on June 22nd for a glorious view of Mt. Ranier in the sunset. A storm rolled in that day and we got a text telling us the trip had been cancelled. We remade the reservations for a couple of weeks later, drove the hour to Auburn. We hung out in the parking lot of a seedy casino un ... read more
North America » United States Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
Some things should go wrong on your trips, otherwise the story is dull. The best parts of traveling are people you meet, adventures you have and spectacular views you happen upon. The nickname on this is peregrineparker because I like to peregrinate--I am never totally certain where I will go along the way to my destination.
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