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Nov. 5, 2023

Another of my short stories, "The Blackberry Popsicle" has been published. Take a look at the My Published Stories link in the menu.

During my travels in South America I visited 36 towns/cities in Ecuador. In Perú, I visited 38; in Chile, only five; and in Argentina, I visited 16. In Uruguay, I visited five, and in Brazil, three. And in Paraguay I have visited 26. In Colombia I've visited 82. That's 211 towns/cities in South America.

I'm in Roldanillo, Colombia.

I got a job and Monsoon season

Aug 14, 2006

Monsoon rains on Tucson, AZ.

I finally got a job! I'm working for Manheim's Tucson Auto Auction. My position is System Administrator. Just what I've been looking for. The Manheim auctions are wholesale only, auctions for auto dealers only, not the public. In fact, the public is not even allowed on the property without proper clearance, and there is a sheriff there on auction day to enforce it.

Cheryl is here now, and all of our stuff

July 16, 2006

The entrance into Coronado Cave.

I flew back to Seattle to move all our stuff down to Tucson. Got in on friday night, late, then spent saturday loading the moving truck, and left sunday morning. It was a busy weekend. I drove the rental truck most of the time, my son Austin drove it some as well (though he drove the car most of the time). Cheryl drove the car when Austin was driving the truck.

July 4th and more dirt roads to discover

July 6, 2006

Out for a drive - offroad exploring

July 2, 2006

Box Canyan in southern Arizona.

So I decided to go for a sunday drive. Thought I'd just go out and about to see some of the desert views on the east and south sides of town. So I headed east on I-10 just to get to the edge of town. As I'm motoring along I see a sign that points to State Route 83 to Sonoita, so I decide to head that way, after all, I haven't been out there yet.

The temp is hot, scenery is beautiful

July 1, 2006

Buenes Aires National Wildlife Refuge in southern Arizona.

I've been here for almost a month now, and what a place!

First, after a couple days in a hotel I found an apartment on the southwest side of town. Got moved in, not that that was too difficult - I don't have any furniture, just camping gear. Two camp tables, two camp chairs, a couple frying pans and one small pot. A few cooking utensils and plastic forks, knives and spoons, and paper cups, bowls and plates. Heheh, at least doing the dishes is easy work. But, no bed or bedroom furniture, or anything else. Well, I do have two computers and my instruments.