The Peripatetic Traveler


Blog entry 10/7 for Monday, Sep 22. The weather in Astoria was gorgeous on the 22nd. Ali and I woke, dressed, packed, and found a place for breakfast right on the Columbia River. Our first stop after eating would be the Astoria Column, built in 1925/26. There is a 164-step circular staircase inside that you can climb to reach the observation deck at the top. During one of the renovations, each of… Read More

In 2010 Toni and I rebuilt our back yard, and we put four grapevines and a trellis on the west side of the house. The main idea was for the vines to leaf out during the hot months and help keep the house cool, which they do very well. The very beneficial side effect is that they are prolific producers of red seedless table grapes. When they ripen I can eat my… Read More

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