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Old Hay Storage building

The Petaluma Riverfront Warehouse District

One sunny weekend morning in July Joshua and I headed down to Petaluma’s Riverfront Warehouse District (also referred to as the Warehouse Waterfront District). Bounded on the east by the Petaluma River, the riverfront warehouse district has a long history of mixed use – housing, industrial, and retail. The district’s eclectic nature continues up until the present day. […]

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Yellow flower

Cedar Grove Park and the Petaluma River

A short walk this morning was in order on this sunny March day.  Had been interested in exploring a fairly new pedestrian bridge in Petaluma’s industrial area. Visible from Petaluma Boulevard North, it’s part of Petaluma’s projected River Walk, but the less glamorous part. The better known River Walk goes through downtown Petaluma and alongside […]

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A SofA Doorway

My Life As A Pekingese

I woke up on Sunday feeling not that great.  When I was combing my hair, my left leg started aggravating me, like it did when I was on chemo.  I know this sign and I know that It was just a matter of hours before I start limping, followed by a total systems collapse, including depression […]

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Geese at Shollenberger

Shollenberger Park and the One-Man-Band

  It was Easter Sunday and I was a little out of sorts. Had been sleeping heavily for a week or so. I didn’t know if I was fighting off a cold bug or having one of my post chemo waves of fatigue. Whatever it was, it was definitely time to get out of bed. […]

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A Long Weekend in Mendocino and Fort Bragg

This post is about a long weekend spent on the Mendocino coast. Of course there is a cancer story that goes along with this. Lately there is a cancer story involved in everything I do. Perhaps one day I will go on a trip with no cancer story, but that is a different life and […]

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The mountains are calling and I must go….a trip to Yosemite

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul. John Muir On Mother’s Day 2011, I started losing consciousness while getting my blood drawn for chemo. A few minutes earlier, I had come close to collapsing […]

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Panning for Olallieberries in the gold rush town of Nevada City – California

It was time for a road trip.  It had been five and half weeks since my final chemo and about two weeks since I found out that my fourth stage cancer was now – officially – in remission. Yaay!  Let’s party! (Well, let me rephrase that – let’s party as long as I can be […]

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Agness, Oregon

Boating up and down the Rogue River

Our road trip up California’s U.S. Route 101 north highway, with a visit to Samoa and another visit to Arcata, had finally brought us to Gold Beach and the mouth of the Rogue River in Oregon.  At Bruce’s suggestion, we would be taking an all day jet boat tour up the river on Jerry’s Rogue […]

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Motel 6 Gold Beach

Patterson Bridge on the Rogue River at Gold Beach Oregon

Our road trip came to a grateful end in Gold Beach, Oregon at around six in the evening. Earlier in the day, while still in Eureka, we had decided to visit Bruce’s sister Janice one more time and while at her house, we had made reservations at the Motel 6 in Gold Beach.  Which was […]

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