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Welcome to our Web Page!

This website dates back to 2005. It began after we sold our house in Ohio, quit our jobs, and got rid of almost all our possessions. This website began about the time we climbed into our one remaining vehicle with less than a trailer load of gear and headed north to Alaska. We spent five wonderful years in Alaska. We found new careers and had weekends that rivalled our previous best vacations. After five years, we decided to quit our jobs again. We began what was expected to be a short life as fulltime RVers travelling the United States and Canada as we pursued employment with the Department of State. That turned into a two year adventure before my wife made it through the recruiting hurdles. We then radically switched gears from outdoor living to the diplomatic lifestyle. We have since lived in Washington D.C., the Republic of the Congo, and Australia. We are currently taking a stateside break in Buffalo, New York. Through it all, I have written about our experiences and taken a few photographs. Those are all available here.

Journal Entries (most recent on top)

Photos (most recent on top)


Date Search:

Enter months and years and then click on either "Photos by date" or "Journal by date". The results will show up in the menu boxes to the right. If the end date is earlier than the start date, the search will return all records for the month of the start date. Search results are only updated with a click. Hovering will show you the last results. You can have different time periods for Photos and Journal shown.

Keyword Photo Search:

Enter a word or simple phrase in the box and then click on "Photo search" to display results in the menu box to the right. The search will look at all titles, captions, and assigned keywords for each photo. The search is not case sensitive. You should include a space after a word (e.g., if you search on bear without a space, it will return records that use the word, unbearable)

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Journal Search Results


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