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Old 12-10-2017, 03:55 PM   #1
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Travel diary

Every year at around this time I write a travel diary of the trips I have taken during the year and give it to friends and family. This year I made a six-month trip through the West and Canada. Since the diary has photos and descriptions of some of the campgrounds I stayed in, I thought some of you might find it interesting. So I posted it to Google Drive. The file can be accessed via this link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1heJ...Q94IQYPXYURD5H

Note-- this is a big PDF file: 80 MB, 249 pages. And there are no viruses.
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:40 PM   #2
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Amazing Mike, just amazing.
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Old 12-10-2017, 05:37 PM   #3
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I agree. What a nice diary of your travels out west Mike! Enjoyed it thoroughly.
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Thanks so much for the time it took to put this together and then for sharing.
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Thankyou for sharing Mike ! Very nice look at your travels ! Pat
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Old 12-10-2017, 07:27 PM   #6
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Very Nice !!
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:13 PM   #7
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Thanks all, glad you like it. I have a question: Does anyone know what type of aircraft is taking off on page 88? I think it is an Aeronca, but I'm not sure. I bet someone on the forum would know.
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Thanks all, glad you like it. I have a question: Does anyone know what type of aircraft is taking off on page 88? I think it is an Aeronca, but I'm not sure. I bet someone on the forum would know.
Mike, that doesn't look like an Aeronca to me, more like your standard Piper Cub, a J3. The exposed cylinder heads instead of the enclosed cowling is one clue. The double wing struts, solid sided wheel struts, the fold down door, and the smallish wrap around windshield are others.
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Nice work Mike. I really appreciated the legible type and clean presentation; the descriptions of the photographs and the linear layout.
Carry on.
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Man that is a great journal

Thanks for sharing, and now I have even more places on my bucket list to visit
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Sorry...not an Aeronca...here was my Aeronca before I sold it.
Great read and I can see by your antenna farm on the rear bumper that you are a few radio operator. 73
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Mike, that doesn't look like an Aeronca to me, more like your standard Piper Cub, a J3. The exposed cylinder heads instead of the enclosed cowling is one clue. The double wing struts, solid sided wheel struts, the fold down door, and the smallish wrap around windshield are others.
Yes, all that indicates a Piper Cub. What threw me is that the pilot is in the front seat. I remember my dad flying his J-3 from the rear seat, for balance. It also seemed like the wings and fuselage of his plane were a bit longer. But then- that was fifty years ago, when I was a kid. That's hard to believe when I think about it.
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Sorry...not an Aeronca...here was my Aeronca before I sold it.
Great read and I can see by your antenna farm on the rear bumper that you are a few radio operator. 73
Yes, I am a ham, but I don't seem to get on the air much. I keep breaking things. It's something else to improve upon. 73
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Thank you for sharing

Great job on the journal Mike!
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Thanks, Mike! It’s been a good year, and You have done a great job capturing it!

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Mike, Wow I really enjoyed your journal well done! and great pics.
Makes me want to hitch up bear and take her for a ride.
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Great read and I can see by your antenna farm on the rear bumper that you are a few radio operator. 73
Some folk put bumper stickers on the bumper, Mike puts antennas.

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What threw me is that the pilot is in the front seat. I remember my dad flying his J-3 from the rear seat, for balance.
My first memories of flying are in a J3 sharing the back seat and seat belt with my little sister. How times have changed.
Loved flying with the doors open.

Great job with the diary. It's the sort of thing that lots of people mean to do but somehow never get around to doing.


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Old 12-11-2017, 03:19 PM   #18
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Nice work Mike. If someone told me I'd go through all 249 pages of someone's travel diary I would have said you were nuts. Well, I did. Just the right amount of content and nice pictures. Felt like I was traveling along. This is a tremendous resource for anyone visiting these same areas.
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I want to do a trip like you did, Mike. Ripping good read smartly told. Now I want to go back to the Palouse and photograph Steptoe. Your grasp of the technical highlights (Laser Interferometer gravity-wave feed at the observatory) had my fuel rod pipes quaking at magnitude six.

One question: where in Albuquerque did you find any available walk-in campsite during Balloon Festival Week? Bluewater State Park is 130 miles away.
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Great, great read! Thanks so much for sharing with us.
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