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Aug 1, 2018 - Photo links

I finally finished editing, uploading and labeling the bird photos from Puerto Vallarta and San Blas. There are many photos. Due to the accident in Nome of Alaska in early June, I had to put off this task until now. Below is the link to the photos. https://www.flickr.com/gp/qinglinma/2791V7 I hope you enjoy them. I am closing this journal and starting one for South Africa. We are leaving this Sunday and will stay for one month until September 5. If you do not wish to be on the distribution list, let me know. Travel with me!

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May 5, 2018 - Day 27

The first thing I did today was to cook a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. I like Mexican food but after having it for 3 meals a day for 25 days, I miss my normal regular food. The oatmeal with raw sliced almonds, dried cranberries and toasted flaxseeds tasted very well. The rhododendrons, trilia, crabapple tree and other bushes are in full bloom in the front and backyard. It is spring here and today it is warm and full of sunshine. It is good to be back home. I went to the driver’s license office in Bellevue and got a temporary one to drive...

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May 4, 2018 - Day 26

Today is the last day at Mexico. Francisco came to the house where I stayed to pick me up at 6:45am to go to south of PV to do some birding. We stopped at a very fancy high-rise condo to pick up his friend Nancy. Francisco said many richest people in town live there such as the mayor. Nancy is a beautiful blue-eyed, blond, tall, slim, sophisticated woman in the mid to late 60th. She was born and raised in Michigan and lived in LA prior to move to PV. She worked in the bio-technology field. She said the DNA sequencer she worked on is in the...

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Jul 13, 2008 - Be It Ever So Humble . . .

Through the mountains, over Stevens Pass, down into Gold Bar, Start Up and Monroe. . . before we knew it, we were on highways that looked very familiar and then we were home. Time for unpacking and laundry. The tag line for the day: "Been there, done that, now wash the car."

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Oct 14, 2007 - Final Entry ...... For Now

End of the Line! Al and I have decided to make Seattle our home - for now and possibly forever! . Originally, we had planned on traveling for a longer period of time. As much as I loved exploring, however, I had a strong hankering to do something more productive. I experienced this when I was sailing as well. Ironically, Al had the same thoughts. The length of time we spent traveling was perfect, but I fear any longer might have become monotonous for us. . After exploring the Seattle area, we decided that this would be a really neat place...

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Sep 20, 2007 - Kirkland, WA

We left Port Hadlock this morning with a warm send off from our good friends Dave and Barbara Heid, who have been so generous with their property that we have been camped on and their friendly and giving spirit. Thank you Dave and Barbara for all your generosity. It was hard to leave such gracious people and accommodations, but we hit the road and headed south. We crossed the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge for the first time, quite an engineering marvel. Short travel day today, we came around the Sound and headed northeast to Kirkland where...

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