Holiday forecast

  The weather is looking a little uncertain for a fishing trip; the forecast is calling for clouds and a possibility of rain. Hopefully the conditions will be warm enough. April is a bit early for our annual trip, as we usually go in mid to late May. As you can see from these images taken last year, it wasn’t […]

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Memory Monday, Week 22

This week I thought I’d feature a few faces rather than just places. I’ll start back in 1959, on the trip my parents and two older sisters took through South Dakota (I previously posted about that trip here), and a couple of very special photo opportunities with the locals at Mt. Rushmore and Hill City. I have some great memories of […]

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Memory Monday, Week 19

After moving with his small family from a farm in Iowa to Washington State in the late 1920s, my grandpa began working for the railroad. The railroad had been pretty good to Leavenworth, at least for awhile. The Great Northern Railroad (now called Burlington Northern) ran its first line through Leavenworth in 1892, complete with division headquarters and a switching […]

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Memory Monday, Week 18

Leavenworth, Washington, located in the Northern Cascade Mountains, is a tiny town incorporated in 1906 and relying heavily on the railroad and the timber industry. By the 1960s the town was struggling for economic survival — and that was when the leaders came up with the idea of remodeling Leavenworth as a Bavarian village to attract tourists. As a child, my […]

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