Family History

Tracked down the location of my grandpa and great-grandpa’s old restaurant (different name from in photo)…

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Day 17—Glacier to Chilliwack, BC

  Saying goodbye to our campsite in Glacier NP (Illecillewaet campground)…

And our neighbors with their ridiculous vehicle…



Stopping at Rogers Pass in the heart of Glacier…

There use to be railroad tracks across these towers!!

…and through these trees!

Some mushroom shots…

Some bugs procreating…?

Hemlock Grove…

Driving past the 3 Valley Gap ‘Ghost Town’…

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Heading west…

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And then there was this time we almost ran out of gas…


Thank goodness for Hope, BC…

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Exploring Canada’s national parks has been a real treat, and we really hope to be able to come back some day to see more of the same parks, and to explore new ones!


Frenchman’s Tower

Every now and then, I pass by this tower on the way to the boneyard…

The structure was built under the direction of land owner Paulin Caperon, a native of France who had assumed the name Peter Coutts when he moved to Mayfield, California, in 1875. Coutts returned to France in 1882 without letting his California neighbors know what happened to him and ordered a bank to liquidate his Mayfield property.

Since then trespassers have carved names or initials into almost every brick of the tower within their reach. Some dates go back over 100 years.

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Road Trip Day 6!!—Los Angeles

Checking out the Chumash Painted Caves (over 400 yrs old!) on our way south from Lake Cachuma…

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Tour with David G at SpaceX!

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An evening at the beautiful Griffith Observatory…
So incredible that this place is free and part of a public park!

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